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 70 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.

News

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
Consumers advised to exercise caution when purchasing concert, festival or sporting event tickets from unofficial sellers online
SME Market Monitor points way to SME sector recovery
Year ahead could mark turning point for SME sector if positive momentum can be sustained
IBF Welcomes Positive Trends in SME Credit Demand Study
Trading environment for many SMEs made challenging by weak domestic demand

Press Releases

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

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.30pm