By Elena Kyriakou

On 18 October 2018 Pay.UK announced it had released to the market the standards, rules and guidance for the confirmation of payee (CoP) service. This is the latest in the line of industry initiatives to help protect consumers from falling victim to Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud.

When delivered by payment service providers, CoP will allow customers to check the name on an account they wish to make a payment to before they make a final decision to proceed.