PAYMENTS

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE PAYMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • The Payments Advisory Committee provides the retail industry with a centralised platform of thought leadership specific to merchant payments 

  • Consumers’ methods of payment have a significant impact on retail costs 

  • The Committee is comprised of retail professionals in payments, finance, and digital roles   

  • The Committee informs and supports the ARA’s advocacy to achieve industry-wide equity and payment efficiency 

Committee Charter

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ensuring a competitive market for payments and maximising cost savings for retailers over time, including through least-cost routing 

  • Contributing to policy on issues including: competition, least-cost routing, electronic payments, surcharging, and payment regulation. 

  • Ensuring retailers remain abreast of developments and innovations in the payments industry 

KEY RECENT ISSUES

  • Least cost routing

  • Fee transparency  

  • Payments innovation 

  • Payment fraud and security 

For more information, please contact the secretariat for this committee:

Tim Janczuk committees@retail.org.au

COMMITTEE CHAIR AND EXPERT

Lance Blockley

Managing Director

The Initiatives Group

Participating Retailers include:

Coles
7-Eleven

Woolworths

David Jones

Chemist Warehouse 

Wilson Parking

HappyTel
Myer
Mecca Brands

and many more...