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The Future of Prepaid is Cloud Banking

Last night, in association with Tony Craddock and our friends at the EPA, we held a dinner with some of the key leaders in the European Prepaid industry. The wine flowed, the conversation was frank…

Views from our Director General - Part 4

It’s overwhelming sometimes. The regulations are complex and changing. The behaviour of consumers is slow to change, yet quick to excite. Partners are hard to find and are demanding.…

Views from our Director General - Part 3

We enjoyed a warm welcome from Allinpay in Shanghai, starting with a dinner to die for at one of the best gourmet restaurants in town. One of my favourite dishes required the help of Google Translate: Jellyfish. You just have to go for it.…

Views from our Director General - Part 2

Formed on the ‘now’ and the ‘here and now’. And four hundred years to build a wall six thousand kilometres long. Spending what you earn but saving 40% of your income. Demanding top service and a tolerance for mistakes. Adapting new behaviours while adhering to deep traditions. More billionaires in Beijing than anywhere in the world with hundreds of millions on the breadline.…

Views from our Director General

I’m sitting in a classroom on the 20th floor of the CKGSB in Beijing. Why do I have a sense of déjà vu, from sitting at a desk in 1987 in Ashbridge College, UK?…

How the EPA plans to boost confidence in the UK payments industry post Brexit

The EPA Trade Initiative aims to educate the rest of the world on the strength of the UK payments market, ensuring its reputation for leading edge products and solutions, which have made the UK the hot bed for payments innovation,remains intact following Brexit.…

Tony Craddock in Payment Eye article on Brexit

“We must work together to ensure that any damage to our global leadership position is minimised” – Tony Craddock, director general of the Emerging Payments Association…

Mission accomplished: FinTech granted access to Bank of England accounts

I’ve not been backwards in coming forwards about my view that FinTech companies should be granted direct access to payments infrastructure.Earlier in the year I detailed my thoughts on this matter,…

Pennies impact story: The Entertainer

The Entertainer, the UK’s fastest growing multichannel high street toy retailer, last year reached an incredible £1million milestone - raised for eight children’s hospital charities in partnership with Pennies, the digital charity box.…

Inside the Accelerator – Presenting and Pitching

EPA member DigiSEq was recently accepted onto the Barclay’s Techstars Accelerator and Terrie Smith, CEO of DigiSEq, is giving us a weekly blow by blow account of the journey……

Inside the Accelerator – Keeping it simple

EPA member DigiSEq was recently accepted onto the Barclay’s Techstars Accelerator and Terrie Smith, CEO of DigiSEq, is giving us a weekly blow by blow account of the journey……

What can we learn from the POWA story?

There is something amazing happening here. You may have heard about Dan Wagner, the CEO of POWA Technologies, and the recent liquidation of his company, having raised and spent over $200m of investor's money in a company once valued at $1.9bn and endorsed by David Cameron for its ability to create 250 jobs.…

16 ways to ignite innovation in payments

There is plenty happening behind the scenes in payments. To keep you abreast of 15 of the most important things going on, we’ve pulled together this list of consultations, white papers, green papers and initiatives.…


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