aimm continually strive to work with regulatory bodies and industry leaders to ensure positive change that benefits our members’ businesses. See below for some of our achievements.

  • 2018
    Implementation of a text donation gift aid process
    This has enabled charities to maximise money pledged from their audiences worth £50 million per annum
  • 2018
    Another successful Power50 Conference
    In May aimm run another successful Power50 conference in London. Focusing on future led topics we had speakers from: Deloitte and Bango speaking on Consumers and Trends; Insureblocks, Fladgate and Reality Clash discussing Blockchain and Smart Contracts Onedox, IMImobile and Open Identity Exchange looking at new technologies and opportunities MobileSquared, OpenMarket and ITV joined us for the afternoon to discuss the interesting topic of  opportunities with RCS  
  • 2018
    SIA review and AIT procedures
    aimm is working with members and others across the industry to look at this. aimm has consolidated input and discussed a review of the AIT procedure and a review of SIA. These discussions are currently ongoing with relevant parties.
  • 2018
    aimm responds to PSA Consultation on Special Conditions for Society Lotteries
    The April draft aimm response to PSA’s Consultation on Special Conditions for Society Lotteries is available on our website for member review but is also subject to final review and approval by aimm’s Board.
  • 2018
    Alternative Dispute Resolution now available for aimm members
    aimm has worked with the Consumer Dispute Resolution Services Ltd to provide their service to aimm members. Membership is free and each case handled is economical. Full details of the scheme provided to members at GM, and detailed in Members Benefits leaflet for further info
  • 2018
    aimm objects to PSA proposed product registration
    aimm wrote to PSA on the behalf of our members to object to the proposed changes on product registration on the simple basis that there was no obvious or stated consumer or regulatory benefit from the proposals, to counteract the administrative burden imposed and potential regulatory risk increases.
  • 2018
    Consultation to PSA review of phone-paid services
    aimm worked with members for input into the proposed review of PSA's review of its regulation of phone-paid services offered on a subscription basis, and submitted a consultation to PSA based on members feedback on this. Response to this consultation will be given later in the year.
  • 2018
    aimm reviews strategy to improve membership value
    With new General Manager Joanna Cox at the helm, the Board took the time to review aimm's current direction and focus and have decided that in order to ensure that members feel the full value of membership our strategy needed to be reviewed. The aim is to put all our members back into the heart of aimm, to help create an environment that will see our members businesses thrive. The Board and the Executive Team are currently consulting with members to facilitate our strategy and are providing progress updates to members via the GM.
  • 2017
    Payment Services Directive PSD2
    September 2017 aimm posed significant questions and challenges to the FCA on their interpretation of the PSD2 Electronic Communications Networks (ECN) exclusion. aimm achieved a number of successes:
    1. Gaining a cascade of the ECN exclusion to encompass intermediaries processing the same payment. This  prevents intermediaries from being caught in financial regulation as “Payment Acquirers”.
    2. aimm questioned the scope of a payment service, particularly with the PSD wording being changed by the UK government that potentially expanded scope. FCA guidance is that where the ECN is acting as “principle” in the supply of services to its consumer, then the transaction is not in scope of Payment Services Regulations.
    3. aimm also challenged FCA view that the “bill payer” was the individual subscriber referenced by the ECN exclusion, which meant any limits could apply to all phones on a single account. aimm have succeeded in establishing clarity on this point in that it is a single number (fixed line) or SIM (mobile). (This still presents difficulties for fixed line providers who may however be able to review how the clarity on scope can benefit them).
  • 2017
    aimm launched a new short code range to the society lottery market
    October 2017 aimm have been working for a number of years with MNO’s and intermediaries to establish a new range of short codes for exclusive use by society lotteries (a 5 digit short code range starting with 72).  These numbers are VAT exempt and offer a fantastic new call to action option for society lotteries.  The market is huge (estimated value to our industry of £53m pa). aimm launched to the UK market with a conference in October 2017.
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