The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) is a commercial membership association of payments industry influencers.

It runs more than 50 events each year, delivers eight projects to drive change, helps to connect the eco-system, encourages innovation and profitable business growth.

The EPA’s vision is for the UK to be the global hotspot for payments innovation. As it sets out to be the most influential trade body in emerging payments, the EPA’s mission, to collaborate to innovate, has the potential to improve lives everywhere.

Its community is over 110 MEMBERS strong and growing. Our members come from across the payments value chain; including payments schemes, banks and issuers, merchant acquirers, PSPs, retailers, and more. These companies have come together, from across the UK and internationally, to join our association, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice.

Together, transacting more than £100bn annually and employing more than 300,000 staff, we now have a significant influence over the industry’s future.

Our Team

Rich Wagner
CEO, APS Financial

Tony Craddock
Director General

Amy Page
Events Coordinator

Sophie Temple
Marketing Manager

Helen Taskiran
Finance Director

Tory Batten
Catalyst, Communications & Problem-solver

Keri Farrell
Director of Sales and Business Development

Helen Simpson
Head of Events

Thomas Connelly
Project Co-ordinator

Layla Begum
Finance Assistant

Jade Wildes
Events Assistant