About Us

The Prepaid International Forum (PIF) is a not-for-profit trade association for the prepaid industry.

PIF was formed in 2006 in response to uncertainty around the legal framework for prepaid, limited industry tracking, uncertainty over robust and profitable business models and the need for a uniform voice for the industry.

Driven by a belief that prepayment is a responsible way to pay for goods and services and that consumers should be confident in the security of prepaid products and the money that is stored on their behalf PIF works with its members to develop guiding principles and industry best practices and provides an informed and unified voice for the cross-industry prepaid sector to speak to national and international regulators, government agencies, consumer bodies and the media. PIF also provides research, guidance and thought-leadership to members and the industry.

Company Registration

Prepaid International Forum Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 05955151. Registered Office: 4th Floor, Chapel House, 18 Hatton Place, London, EC1N 8RU.


PIF was co-founded in 2007 by Robert Courtneidge, Ken Howes and the late Chris Reddish.