19th - 20th March 2024
ExCeL, London

James Allan

Group Head of FX & Payments, Wealth & Personal Bank

James leads HSBC’s FX & Payments business which provides global payments solutions to consumers, wealth, and private banking clients. Prior to joining HSBC, James spent almost 20 years at Barclays.

James is well known in the payments and broader banking industry and was recognised in the 2016 ‘Payments Power 10’ list of contributors to innovation in global payments. James is a strong proponent of digital and has led on various initiatives bringing digital enablement.

A passionate advocate of diversity, James is an Executive Sponsor of HSBC Pride and plays a key role in driving inclusion in the workplace and the broader community.  James featured in the 2018 OUTStanding Top 100 LGBT Executives List published in the FT, was a finalist in the Barclays Diversity Awards, and has been a judge on several industry Inclusion Awards focused on gender equality and promoting female talent.

James is currently learning Chinese.

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