David Jones is Head of Fintech for Mastercard in the UK and Ireland, leading the Fintech account management and business development teams. In this role he works across e-money and payment institutions, fintech start-ups, scale-ups and challenger banks to help them develop innovative payment solutions and bring them to market.
David has over 20 years’ experience in the payments industry in a variety of strategy, customer management, business development and delivery roles. He has worked on many of the key strategic initiatives that have shaped the payments industry over that time, and has an in-depth understanding of card payments.
What can we look forward to from your session at PAY360?
I’ll be talking about how the payments landscape has shifted and how we’re re-architecting our global payments network for a cashless future, providing choice in every transaction, and making payments more powerful, personal, valuable and secure. We are offering an expanding range of payment solutions that are easy to access and always-on because at the heart of it, payments really comes down to delivering the choice and flexibility that customers need and increasingly expect.
Why is the topic important to you and your company? And why is the topic so important now?
Our customers place a great deal of trust in us to ensure that their payments are safe and secure so they can focus on what matters most to them. I could speak about payment methods until the cows come home, but let’s be honest – nobody wakes up in the morning thinking about how they can’t wait to use a payment card or an app! It is what they are buying that motivates them. Regardless of what they are buying or how they choose to pay for it, their decision will be made based on a core set of values – convenience, flexibility, and safety.
As we move into 2022, the payment companies that succeed will be those that prioritise these values and deliver payment methods that allow people to pay and get paid safely, in real-time, and in a way that works for them.