Sponsors & Partners

The Payments Forward Network is hugely grateful to all its sponsors and partners without whom the network could not operate.

If your company is interested in raising its profile, contributing to the discussion agenda for the payments industry and supporting the Pay It Forward aspect of the Payments Forward Network through your involvement, please contact us for further information on sponsorship.



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Addleshaw Goddard 

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP is one of the leading firms in the UK for financial service law and one of the only firms with a dedicated Payments Team drawn from regulatory, commercial and corporate lawyers who have end-to-end experience of the entire payments value chain from issuing to payment acceptance and have been involved with some of the most significant and innovative transactions and projects in the payments space (UK and world wide) ranging form the sale and restructuring of merchant acquirers to the first mobile phone based payment solution in the UK.


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VocaLink is a global payments partner relied on by financial institutions, corporates and governments to provide high availability and resilient payment solutions. We operate world class leading payment clearing systems and ATM switching platforms which underpin the majority of UK electronic payments – we provide a national grid for payments. Our proven capability of implementing real time payment systems in the UK has led to the development of immediate payment solutions for other countries. Our platforms have made it easier to make payments confidently, securely and cost effectively. Last year we processed over 10 billion transactions with a value of £6 trillion.

We provide the platform for Bacs and the Current Account Switch Service; the real-time platform for the Faster Payments Service; and the LINK ATM Network, giving businesses and consumers simple, instant and reliable ways to access and move money. We are also at the forefront of mobile payments and Zapp, the UK’s leading mobile payment innovation, is empowering consumers to be able to make secure real-time consumer to merchant payments through existing mobile banking services.

VocaLink is Central Banking Payments and Clearing Technology Provider of the Year.


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Based in London and working across the world, Accourt is a leading provider of consulting services to the financial services sector, and in particular to the payments community.  Our key focus is to assist clients to develop and implement strategies that will improve their performance while minimising operational risk.  Our local market knowledge, combined with our trademark of deploying small, highly effective teams of seasoned professionals, has positioned us as the advisor of choice for market leaders across the industry.



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In an industry that is reinventing itself, engaging customers so that they become true advocates is critical. Whether it is through digitisation, user-friendly customer servicing models, increasing customer choice, or using emerging technology to create value, managing change in Cards and Payments has become complex.

The Cognizant Cards & Payments practice has over 4500 domain specialists across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America delivering transformational services to help our clients engage customers, create meaningful innovation and improve their operations.

To find out more about our work for global merchant acquirers, card issuers, retail banks, PSPs, card processing third parties, card schemes and credit risk service providers around the world, visit www.cognizant.com