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PAYMENTS

ABOUT

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 

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 

COMMITTEE CHAIR

AND EXPERT

Lance Blockley

Managing Director

The Initiatives Group

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

Participating Retailers include:

Coles, 7-Eleven, Woolworths, David Jones, Chemist Warehouse, Wilson Parking, HappyTel, Myer, Mecca Brands, and many more.

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The ARA acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct our business. ARA respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.