EMA letter to Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP on retention of passporting rights for the UK’s payment services industry
Following Mr Hammond’s comments at the BBA event on Tuesday 12 July, stating that he intends to ensure that the UK financial services industry can continue to passport into the EU after Brexit, the EMA wrote to describe the specific circumstances of the payments industry, and to propose a means by which mutual recognition for UK firms may be promoted.
In our letter, we set out the background to the industry, stating that mutual recognition is required to ensure the UK retains the status of financial centre, bringing innovation, know-how and creating employment. The letter concentrates on arguments specific to the payments industry rather than financial services as a whole. We urged him to seek clarity and certainty for payment services to ensure continuity of services to customers across the EEA during the negotiations period.
Further details of EMA’s letter can be found here.