Previously, our gambling block allowed our customers to opt-in to prevent primarily card payments to gambling firms in the UK (plus bank transfers, for the firms we had the bank details of!).
But, with more and more gambling providers offering open banking powered payments in the UK, we worked to pilot an extension. TrueLayer are the biggest Open Banking payment provider in the UK and have a number of big name gambling clients - Smarkets, LeoVegas etc - and now, our customers with the gambling block turned on will be unable to make Open Banking payments to them.
You can read more about it on our blog.
This is part of our wider campaign to improve access to, and the functionality of, gambling blocks in the UK. You can read more about that and sign the open letter here