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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.