New Afternoon Tea Discussion on SMEs and payments – book now

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 in News

I’m delighted to let you know about the next Afternoon Tea Discussion which will take place on 9th November on the subject of how well the banking and payments industry cater for the SME community.  This is a big focus area for the Treasury and other bodies. You can book your place right now.  We have a fabulous panel: Stephen Dury, Managing Director SME Markets & Business Development, Santander UK Dan Turnbull, Head of the Competition in Banking Services Unit, HM Treasury Mike Cherry, Policy Director, Federation of Small Businesses Seamus Smith, CEO, Sage Pay Europe Rich Wagner,...

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Protected: Slides from Cryptocurrency and Blockchain event 11/05/15

Posted on May 12, 2015 in News, Previous events

Please click the link to access the slides used at the Briefing and the Discussion at the Afternoon Tea Event on 11/05/15. Payments Forward Crypto Currency Briefing 110515 AftTeaDeb110515

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New Afternoon Tea Discussion on opening up Access in payments

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in News

We have just launched our latest  Afternoon Tea Discussion  programme taking place on 1st July.  Highly topical, it’s on opening up infrastructure access in payments.  Our high profile panel members, including incumbents and challengers, will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with this initiative – which is a key focus for regulatory bodies right now. Book now. The panel consist of: Otto Benz, Strategic Payments Director, Virgin Money Mark Curran, Payments Technical Services Director, Lloyds Banking Group Carlos Sanchez, CEO, Orwell Group Craig Tillotson,...

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Guests attending cryptocurrency/blockchain Afternoon Tea Discussion and Briefing

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in News

Join these guests participating in the next Afternoon Tea Discussion on 11 May with an exciting panel line-up including – Eric Benz of Bitreserve, Preston Byrne of Eris Industries, Chris Gledhill of Lloyds Banking Group, Tom Robinson of the UK Digital Currency Association and Izabella Kaminska of FT Alphaville.  They will be discussing “How far can cryptocurrencies go to heralding a new way of transacting?” All of this is preceded by a comprehensive briefing to demystify cryptocurrency and blockchain technology given by Steve Pannifer of Consult Hyperion and Jonathan...

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Why now is the optimum time to get up to speed on cryptocurrencies and the blockchain

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in News

This month HM Treasury published its Response to the Call for Information on Digital Currencies. The Treasury recognises that: “While there are clear barriers to digital currencies achieving widespread use in their current form, the ‘distributed ledger’ technology that underpins digital currencies has significant promise as an innovation in payments technology”. So there is no better time for you to keep abreast of what is happening in the cryptocurrency world and how it all works, as it has the power to disrupt the payments ecosystem and there are opportunities to...

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Cognizant joins as Gold Sponsor plus news on next event

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 in News

We are delighted to welcome Cognizant on board as our new Gold Sponsor adding to the wealth and expertise of other sponsors Accourt, Addleshaw Goddard and VocaLink.  We are very grateful of their support. More information on Cognizant and all our sponsors can be found here. The next Afternoon Tea Discussion is on 11th May exploring “How far can cryptocurrencies go to heralding a new way of transacting?”.  We have blockchain digital currency project Ethereum, the UK Digital Currency Association, analysts Celent and an outspoken financial blogger and speaker from the FT...

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