Bank Indonesia has launched a cooperation with the Bank of Thailand that enables consumers and merchants in both countries to make and accept instant cross-border quick response (QR) payments for goods and services. This is in line with the principles of the ASEAN Central Bank Governors’ Meeting in April 2022 (which is one of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency Events) and Indonesia’s Payment System 2025 Visions. The Quick Response Indonesian Standard (QRIS) and Thai QR codes will be used in this cooperation.

In our article, first published in the December 2020 edition of Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, our payments regulation experts Mark Simpson, Julian Hui and Connie Faith highlight some of the additional questions and unintended consequences raised by Supercapital and argue that legislative intervention is required to update the PSRs safeguarding regime.