Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

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Nassau House
Nassau Street
Dublin 2

Phone: +353 1 671 5311
Fax: +353 1 679 6680
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Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland. Representing over 100 domestic and international members institutions, we mobilise the sector’s collective resources and insights to deliver value and benefit to members, enabling them to build competitive sustainable businesses which support customers, the economy and society.

Delivering a range of services through our specialist team, BPFI also offers an Associate network through which we offer many of the benefits of membership to the leading professional service firms that provide related advisory and consultancy services.

BPFI maintains open and sustainable relationships with stakeholders, policy makers, regulators, legislators, representative groups and the media. We strive to bring certain key values to all of our working relationships:

  • Partnership – the hallmark of our approach
  • Expertise - in support of the banking and payments agenda
  • Solutions driven - a focus on identifying and delivering solutions
  • Integrity – at the core of our activities
  • Agility – to accommodate our members and stakeholders.

We work in partnership with stakeholders to deliver the following goals:

  • facilitate an environment that is conducive to sustainable and profitable banking and payments activity and which supports customers, the economy and society
  • bring timely representation, insight and influence to bear on the shaping of national and EU regulation, initiatives and thinking
  • provide thought leadership and proactive interventions on matters of common interest to the sector and the wider economy
  • actively engage and work to restore trust and confidence in the sector
  • develop and lead a strategic vision for a modern and compliant payments infrastructure in the interest of all stakeholders.

Through the work of our Brussels based office, our active membership of the European Banking Federation and our well-established EU and international networks, we are well placed to represent Ireland’s banking and payments industry at an international level.


Median deposit for First-Time Buyers exceeds €52,000 in first half of 2021 – BPFI Housing Market Monitor
BPFI Statement on the Terms of Reference for the Banking Review Report
Payment card fraud hits €24 million in 2020 with majority of debit and credit card fraud taking place online
Digital banking and contactless payments continue to grow strongly.
Retail banking sector undergoing unprecedented transformation
Almost €1.2 billion worth of mortgages approved in August - BPFI
Electronic payments continued to grow strongly as Covid restrictions were eased and business activity increased
Over 2.4 million contactless payments made per day in June
Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals
Banks undertaking significant engagement with 140,000 customers currently on payment breaks
More challenging period ahead as mortgage market activity looks set to be impacted by Covid-19 crisis
Rollout of contactless limit increase well underway as all parties work towards national completion by 1 April
Many businesses not prepared for Brexit – BPFI urges action

Press Releases

Online and mobile banking payments continue strong growth in Q1 2022 as cheque volumes hit record low
Increasing supply may be easing house price growth but cost pressures are building – BPFI Housing Market Monitor
Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows almost €1.2 billion in mortgage approvals in April
New mortgage customers need significantly higher incomes than in the past – latest BPFI mortgage report
Rocky road to recovery ahead for many SMEs who face imminent end of pandemic supports and rising cost pressures
Strong growth in mortgage approvals in February with switching volumes jumping 42% year on year as consumers shop around
Higher security standards for recurring card payments to come into effect from Tuesday 8th March
Latest mortgage approvals figures show continued year-on-year growth in January 2022
Online and mobile banking payments continued to surge in 2021 as card spending also reached new heights but cheques hit new low
BPFI Statement re Central Bank Review on Call Centre Findings and Future Customer Activity following exit of two retail banks
More than 140,000 personal loans worth €1.4 billion drawn down in 2021
Over 20% of young women do not have control over their finances and are more likely to rely on others for help managing their money – new BPFI research
Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows almost €1.3 billion in mortgage approvals in November 2021
Payment card fraud hits €24 million in 2020 with majority of debit and credit card fraud taking place online
Latest mortgage data from BPFI shows strong growth in mortgage drawdowns and approvals
Banks to play a critical role in driving a carbon neutral future
Almost €1.3 billion worth of mortgages approved in July - BPFI
FraudSMART renews appeal to young people parents to be wary of dangers and consequences of money muling
BPFI Statement re Individual Accountability Framework
Statement by BPFI following meeting with An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
BPFI Comment on State supports for businesses
BPFI members confirm Payment Break extension from three months to six months for those directly impacted by Covid-19
Banks clarify position on mortgage application process
BPFI publishes new guide for businesses highlighting dangers of prominent covid-19 scams
Dedicated phonelines for cocooning and vulnerable bank customers set up by five retail banks
BPFI welcomes Central Bank confirmation that customer credit records will not be impacted by Covid-19 payment breaks
28,000 mortgage payment breaks have been processed or are in the middle of being processed and 8,000 to 10,000 SME breaks
Banks prioritise Covid-19 impacted customers as volume of calls for mortgage support reaches 7,000 per day
BPFI Statement following meeting with Central Bank of Ireland
Credit Servicing Firms and Non-Bank Mortgage Lenders Commit to Customer Support in the Face of Covid-19
Banks set out joint plan to support businesses and personal customers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic
BPFI and retail banks engaging with Department of Finance to facilitate State-sponsored unemployment refund scheme
Lower costs and better coordination needed to deliver affordable housing – BPFI Housing Market Monitor
First-time buyers continue to drive mortgage drawdown and approvals activity - BPFI data
BPFI calls for measures to address separated borrowers in mortgage arrears

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Monday to Friday
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