Payments: The FinTech Revolution
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Challenger banks have streamlined the customer experience for opening bank accounts, transferring money and making payments. They have an agility and an ability to innovate that the mainstream banks cannot easily replicate, making payments easier, simpler and faster. But the payments ecosystem needs the big banks, who have the trust and scale. The solution is working in partnership with FinTech firms who can innovate for them. Join us for a view from key participants in that ecosystem and a discussion of the benefits, challenges and future of the FinTech revolution in payments.

We are devoting a significant part of the evening to discussion, Q&A and networking with our distinguished speakers:

Scott Abrahams, Senior Vice President, Business Development & FinTech, UK and Ireland, Mastercard. He is responsible for developing and executing the UK&I Acceptance and Fintech sales and marketing strategy, to drive Acceptance growth and increase revenue performance. Before joining Mastercard, Scott was Vice President and General Manager of Global Supplier Relations EMEA at American Express. He was responsible for revenues from suppliers such as British Airways, Emirates, Air France and Hilton. He has held the positions of VP of Client Management UK and GM Nordics at American Express. He previously worked as Head of Relationship Management at Barclays Bank, focusing on implementing innovation, change, motivation and culture within his team.

Nicole Olbe, Managing Director of Payment Partnerships, Barclaycard. Nicole is a commercially astute and highly customer-focused professional with 18 years’ experience in the payments ecosystem. She has a reputation for driving results and strategy, galvanizing teams, embracing change, and delivering strong business performance. Nicole is also a sitting Executive Forum member of BPS and a Board Member of Entercard, a joint venture between Barclays and Swedbank in Scandinavia.

Steve Lemon, Co-founder, VP Corporate Development. Steve has worked in Foreign exchange and international payments, pretty much forever, and participated in the first FinTech movement of the late 90s as a founding team member of HiFX. Steve is an integral part of our corporate strategy team and is responsible for building key industry relationships and general business development.

Jana Mackintosh, is the Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy at FIS, where she is responsible for delivering a global strategic policy programme, focused on the payments, fintech and digital agenda. She serves on a number of advisory and industry boards and manage FIS’s key regulatory and policy stakeholders across the globe. She built up experience in competition and regulatory policy by working across the public and private sectors around the world.

John Doyle, Director & Co-Founder of The Payments Business. John is a payments consultant with over 40 years’ experience. He’s worked in various roles for SWIFT, Barclays, ING, VocaLink, the establishment of the PSR, FSS and is a founder and director of The Payments Business. Most recently John has carried out a number of payment reviews of smaller payment submitters highlighting the use of FinTech solutions to replace or complement legacy solutions from the clearing banks.

Chair - James Pitcher, FS Club.



Registration And Drinks


Speaker presentation And Q & A


Canapés, Drinks And Networking



Tuesday, 11 February 2020

18:00 - 20:45

£ 59.00


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    Scott Abrahams
    Senior Vice President for Business Development and Fintech
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    Nicole Olbe
    Managing Director - Payment Partnerships
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    Steve Lemon
    Co-founder, VP Corporate Development
    Currency Cloud
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    Jana Mackintosh
    Public Policy Director
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    John Doyle
    Director & Co-Founder
    The Payments Business
  • James Pitcher
    James Pitcher
    FS Club

Pewterers' Hall
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, Pewterers' Hall
Oat Lane, London EC2V 7DE

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