London, United Kingdom – The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) is delighted to announce that ground-breaking financial utility, Banking Circle, has signed up as Partner Sponsor of PAY360 in 2019. This sponsorship is part of a commitment to promote the growth of the UK payments industry globally.
Anders la Cour, CEO of Banking Circle said: “Businesses operating in the FinTech and PayTech sectors are facing numerous opportunities and challenges, both domestically in the UK and globally. It’s more important than ever, therefore, for these enterprises to have a forum in which to collaborate and learn from each other, so that they can deliver leading edge solutions that further the digital economy. And we’re excited to be part of the EPA’s plans for PAY360 to provide that forum.”
Event Director Mike Seaman, who has organised several award-winning events, is building PAY360 to double the size of 2018, not only in terms of attendees and exhibitors, but also in opportunities to see. Next year the conference with revolve around the theme “Improving Trust and Understanding of Payments Amongst Consumers and SMEs”, and will explore consumer and SME understanding of how digital payments can help them. The conference will still feature the elements that have underpinned the event over the last five years – led by the community, unparalleled networking opportunities, international keynote speakers, and thought-provoking discussions. But a range of new innovative ideas will extend the value of the conference to delegates.
In particular, through Banking Circle’s sponsorship of the PAY360 Business Lounge, delegates will be able to network, conduct meetings, catch up on work as well as recharge themselves and their devices.
Banking Circle will also give a presentation on the show floor using the dynamic PechaKucha format – the speaker will have 20 slides with 20 seconds for each to deliver Banking Circle’s core messages.
Banking Circle’s sponsorship of PAY360 is part of a larger commitment to promote growth of the UK payments industry globally, which also includes Banking Circle’s sponsorship of the Emerging Payments Association’s Project International Trade, which has spearheaded trade missions for EPA members around the world, including China, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Serbia. As a result, it has given EPA members access to new market knowledge, platforms to raise their profile, and the opportunity to develop strong business ties in nascent and growing markets.
“We are delighted to welcome Banking Circle as a sponsor of PAY360. This is a major brand partnership and is another milestone in our ambitious plans to double the PAY360 event in 12 months”, said Mike Seaman. “It is fantastic to have innovative EPA members such as Banking Circle supporting our plans and demonstrating their commitment and support of the EPA community.”
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About the Emerging Payments Association
The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) connects the payments ecosystem, encourages innovation and drives profitable business growth. Our goals are to strengthen and expand the payments industry to benefit all stakeholders.
We achieve this by shaping a comprehensive programme of activities for our members with help from an independent board, which addresses key issues impacting the industry.
The EPA is over 130 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 come together, from across the UK and internationally, to join our association, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice.
About Banking Circle
Banking Circle is a next-generation provider of mission-critical financial services infrastructure leading the rise of a super-correspondent banking network. Banking Circle empowers banks and financial tech businesses to support customers’ trading ambitions – domestic and global – whilst reducing risk and the operational cost of transactions. Banking Circle solutions are increasing financial inclusion by helping thousands of businesses transact across borders in a way that was previously not possible.
In 2013 Saxo Bank formed a new entity, Saxo Payments A/S, with the purpose of using Saxo Bank’s core capabilities within the non-cash payments market. In October 2015 the company launched the Banking Circle – its ground-breaking product for payments and FX to the Financial Tech industry. In October 2017, the company launched its new identity for Banking Circle, to reflect its position as a financial utility servicing Financial Tech businesses and banks. In October 2018 the deal was completed for Banking Circle to be acquired by EQT VIII and EQT Ventures, in partnership with Banking Circle’s founders.
Domiciled in the European Union, Banking Circle specialises in providing global banking services including accounts, payments, lending and foreign exchange services to financial institutions, including FinTechs, banks, acquirers, payment service providers, FX brokers, money transfer businesses, e-wallets, and alternative payment providers.
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