Company: Emerging Payments Association
Position: Director General

Tony Craddock

Tony Craddock is Director General of the Emerging Payments Association.

As the evangelist leading the UK’s most influential trade association in payments, Tony is passionate about this industry. He believes that payments has the power to improve lives everywhere. Whether writing blogs, chairing conferences, writing White Papers or enrolling CEOs, ministers, regulators or retailers in his mission, Tony sets out to encourage innovation, promote collaboration and coordinate the voice of the emerging payments industry.

Tony has spoken at conferences all over the world, including South Africa, Germany, USA, India, UK, Singapore, Italy, Turkey, France, Netherlands, China, Singapore, Sweden, UAE, Mexico and Spain. He is a non-executive director, investor and adviser to several payments companies and works with the investment community to help investors access the rising stars of PayTech. He also uses his network to create a level playing field accessible by all, for all.


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The Economist, Intelligence Unit:

Retail Banking – In tech we trust

“Banks are being disintermediated. They are no longer fit for purpose, are doing too little for too much money for too few.” – Tony Craddock, Emerging Payments Association


Financial Services Technology

Tony Craddock, director general of the Emerging Payments Association, says both businesses and consumers that want to make international payments are being starved of alternatives.

He says: “New entrants, often with more flexible services, better technology and competitive pricing, are struggling to compete because they cannot use a simple trading bank account.

Financial IT:

Payment infrastructure: a call for fair and equal access to FinTech

 The Telegraph:

Fintech firms want to open accounts at the Bank of England

City A.M.:

Emerging Payments Association says small non-bank payment providers should have access to the same systems as the big banks.

Global Banking & Finance Review