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The unique InstaPay Tracker, sponsored by Icon Solutions, shows the status of instant payment adoption around the world. We are currently reporting 27 countries with live bank led real-time payment schemes and a further 18 in a planning phase.

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EBAday Approaching soon

Europe’s most senior payments professionals will be gathering soon in Dublin for EBAday 2017.

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How ready is Europe for SCT inst? Have your say!

As part of a new InstaPay initiative, we're conducting a short survey to collect views from our Community on how ready organisations are for SCT inst and what are their reasons for participating - or even not participating?


  • Finnovation Africa

    7 April 2017 | Kampala, Uganda
  • Seamless Payments Asia

    19/20 April 2017 | Singapore

Editor's Pick

  • Beyond Speed: The Real Revolution of Faster Payments

    Steve Ledford, Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy, at The Clearing House (TCH) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board, recently wrote an  article for Banking Perspectives on how payments are finally catching up with the needs of customers in today’s digital world. He highlights the importance of eliminating paper payment processing in all its forms. Real-time […]

Our Editor


Mark McMurtrie is the Editor of InstaPay. He brings over 25 years international fintech and payments expertise to this role and is a strong advocate of the benefits available from instant payments. Mark is also an ambassador for the Emerging Payments Association, chairs industry conferences and acts as a judge for payment award programmes.

Editorial Advisory Board

The editorial advisory board determines the direction of InstaPay, it is chaired by our Editor. They meet quarterly to discuss the latest instant payments trends and ensure that the content of the site is directed towards these developments. This ensures that the content remains current and independent.

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