Independent Retail Europe speaks at QED conference on the EU Retail Payment strategy

On 12 January 2021, Alexis Waravka, our Head Digital & Competitiveness, participated as a panellist in a conference on the EU Retail Payment strategy, together with representatives of the European Commission and payment service providers. He presented Independent Retail Europe’s preliminary thoughts on the European Commission’s plan to make instant payments the new normal, stressing the need for well-functioning cost-effective pan-European solutions. He also called on the Commission to keep open the possibility to review the Interchange Fees Regulation in light of recent evidence showing its possible circumvention.