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About us

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland.  Representing over 70 domestic and international member 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.

Through the work of our Brussels and Frankfurt based offices, 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.

You can find out more information about the BPFI team here.

Information on the services we provide to our members is available here

A fact-sheet detailing our structure and priorities and aimed at the European audience can be found here

BPFI represents a number of membership groups. To find out more about each group click on the relevant section below:

Our values

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.

Our goals

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.

Our History

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) was established in 2014 following the integration of the Irish Banking Federation (IBF) and the Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) which had been in existence since 1997.  IBF was established in 1973 on Ireland’s accession to the European Economic Community to represent the sector’s interests abroad as well as domestically. It had its origins in the Irish Banks Standing Committee which had operated as the industry’s voice since 1922.

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