The Payments Council today announced that Allied Irish Bank Group (UK), ING Direct and G4S Cash Services are to become full members of the Council, along with Consult Hyperion and Barron McCann Technology who are to become associate members of the Council with immediate effect.
This now brings total membership to 28 members and 11 associate members.
Paul Smee, Chairman of the Payments Council said: "The Payments Council is always delighted to welcome new members. Our diverse membership - which comprises an ever increasing and wide range of payment service providers, as well as independent directors - enables us to ensure that the payment system as a whole meets the needs of payment service providers, users and the wider economy.
"We look forward to working closely with our newest members as we continue to work through the National Payments Plan - our landmark publication which sets out our 10-year vision for UK payments, with the view to ensuring that payments are efficient, innovative and robust."