“The payments system is built on networks, which means that a certain amount of coordination and collaboration is essential for it to function and develop over time. The challenge is to encourage stakeholder collaboration that supports innovation and competition while discouraging collective or individual behaviours that are detrimental to payments system users.”
No one at APCA wrote this paragraph – it comes from the final report of the Canadian Government’s Payments System Review. The thing is, we could have written it. It expresses APCA”s philosophy as the payment system self-regulatory body.