The Payments Hub

Unlocking opportunities for your business through payment innovations

Technology disruptions, increased regulatory requirements and shifting customer expectations are leading to huge changes across the payments ecosystem.

While these payment innovations, and their underlying technologies, offer unprecedented opportunities for businesses to automate and optimise their back-office processes, we realise that this new era of payments - with the rapid rate of change, and pressure to adapt - can feel daunting to navigate. That’s why, as a relationship bank for the digital world, we want to give you the resources and tools to help you build your knowledge and reap the benefits of new payment solutions, unlocking new, exciting opportunities for your business.

Our Payments Hub offers vital insights – from open banking, digital capital markets and APIs to the future of blockchain and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) – to help you move forward with confidence.

Latest insights

The essential guide to treasury payments and embedded finance

Our “Essential Guide to Treasury Payments and Embedded Finance”, a collaboration with Treasury Management International (TMI), will look in detail at innovations in the payments space, through a customer lens.

Fit for the future: how tech is transforming the banking industry

In this report by Raconteur and NatWest, which includes an interview with NatWest’s CIO for Payments Technology, Ian Povey, and Swift’s Head of Innovation, Nick Kerigan, we deliver a compelling deep dive into how banks are transforming to  take back control from fintech disruptors.

FX and international payments: solving the conundrum

In this podcast, our specialists consider best practices for mitigating currency risk, provide examples around how infrastructures such as APIs could be a gamechanger for FX and payments, and contemplate the extent that FX can be embedded in cross-border payments journeys.

Other insights

The new frontier in payments

A new world of payments is rapidly unfolding; instant, digital and most importantly, driven by data.

Special FX: Taming foreign currency risks through automation and innovation

Two NatWest specialists share the inside track on how treasurers can better manage FX risks by shaking up legacy processes and old-fashioned thinking, improving data collection through APIs, and embracing automation.

Payments in 2030: Why the biggest disruptions are yet to come and how you can prepare

Payments are the heartbeat of banks and businesses, and the payment landscape is facing unprecedented disruption. What does the next phase look like and how will it affect treasury?

Collaboration, customers, and a little less emotion: the right way to move forward on Central Bank Digital Currencies

As calls for action on Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) grow, Lee McNabb, Head of Payments Strategy at NatWest says that only a collaborative, customer-centric approach can ensure we move forward in a positive way.

The future of digital finance is closer than it appears

What does the future of digital financial services hold?

NatWest’s ‘Open Banking Perspectives’ e-book published

In NatWest’s new e-book about Open Banking, three of our specialists offer their views on the UK’s Open Banking journey so far and outline how UK banks could further capitalise on this unique opportunity.

NatWest Payment Solutions

Digital payments solutions

Working at scale

Forward thinking payments

The changing payments market

Introducing Variable Recurring Payments (VRP)

The VRP journey

The fast, fair, simple and safe way to pay & get paid

*Payit™ provides you with a new way to collect and send payments online, using Open Banking technology.

ISO 20022: The global standard for payments messaging

ISO 20022 is upon us, standardising payments language and exchange of data across the globe. It’s a complicated journey to say the least. We are here to support you along the way with regular updates and insights into how to prepare for the ongoing migration deadlines and even how to spot opportunity.