NPP Australia connects PayPal Plane – Finance – Strategy

PayPal Plane has been granted direct access to the New Payments Platform Australia to accelerate its launch.

Paypa Plane, in which CBA has a 20 percent stake, is already using the NPPA’s PayTo feature, which the documentation describes as “a new, digital way for merchants and businesses to initiate real-time payments from their customers’ bank accounts.”

With approval from NPPA management and the AP+ Governance Committee to become an Affiliate, Paypa Plane may choose to connect directly to the NPPA through a gateway in their own environment and initiate payments with participating financial institutions.

Acting CEO of NPP Australia Katrina Stuart said itnews “The connected institution path provides organizations looking to initiate payments from customers’ bank accounts with direct access to the capabilities of the NPP.”

“That means they can connect directly to the NPP to send instructions for payments to be made, settled and accounted for by the NPP participants, who remain the holders of the funds,” Stuart said.

“Because affiliated institutions are not involved in the actual money movement, they do not have to be an Authorized Depositary Institution (ADI) or Restricted ADI.”

Stuart added that becoming an affiliated institution is an excellent option for payment processors like PayPal Plane, which is positioning itself to offer PayTo when it launches from mid-2022.

“That’s because it gives them the ability to drive innovation in the marketplace without having to incur the regulatory burden that comes with directly clearing or processing payments.

“NPP Australia benefits from connected institutions because not only can they integrate the NPP’s capabilities into their own payment product and service offering, but they can also offer other businesses and organizations more ways in which they can access the NPP’s capabilities.

“This also offers obvious benefits for businesses and consumers looking for more innovative ways to receive or make real-time, one-time or recurring payments directly from their bank accounts.”

CEO and founder of PayPal Plane Simone Joyce tells itnews “Connection with the NPP will accelerate the offering of our bank-grade platform to help banks meet the needs of SMBs in real-time.”

“We look forward to accelerating the development of the PayTo ecosystem in Australia.

“PayTo is a significant increase in functionality that brings us one step closer to the fast, data-rich financial systems of the future, and by connecting to the NPP we can help banks quickly evolve their product offerings.” NPP Australia connects PayPal Plane – Finance – Strategy

Jessica MacLeish

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