Prepaid Masterclass

20 July 2017 | 4:30-6:00pm | The Winemakers Club, London

Many of the world's most significant prepaid industry challenges will be met in the future by the next generation of payments professionals. This session has been designed to inspire the next generation whilst sharing the successes and key learnings from experienced professionals on how to make a prepaid programme work.

With over 2 decades of experience between them, our masterclass speakers are uniquely qualified to entertain and inspire you to get involved and stay involved in the prepaid sector.

Speaker Profiles

Emily Baum, Mastercard Prepaid Management Services

Emily Baum has been a key commercial contributor to the prepaid industry for the last ten years, having worked with some of the most talented people in the payments industry. Driven by a love of innovation and a creative view of payments, Emily has worked on some of the most successful products in the UK and European markets - starting with the launch of the "Utility Warehouse discount club", which remains one of the most successful Mastercard programmes to date.

Emily went on to work with the team at Raphaels Bank to secure their position as the largest issuer in the UK. She then moved to PrePay Solutions to grow their customer base and manage some of their key open loop accounts - growing their European market share. Emily joined Mastercard Prepaid Management Services in 2016.

Emily has worked with such brands as PayPal, Uber, EE, Ebay, Virgin, TUI and Santander to name a few and continues to focus in the elements that challenge prepaid - mass customer acquisition and revenue generation.

Paul Swinton, Payment Card Solutions

Paul Swinton is the CEO and co-founder of Payment Card Solutions (PCS), a UK based prepaid programme manager. Paul founded the company with his business partner over 10 years ago following a successful 15 year career in management consulting where he worked across the globe in a diversity of sectors including retail, consumer products and technology advising small and large companies on business strategy, process reengineering and technology projects.

Over the last decade, Paul has developed a passion for prepaid and has helped his organisation achieve significant growth by delivering customer-led solutions.

PCS built and owns its proprietary technology platform and constantly enhances it to meet the evolving needs of its customer base. The company's agility means that it continuously offers relevant and practical solutions to hundreds of corporate clients with thousands of cardholders. Having started in the consumer GPR arena, PCS now primarily focuses its offering on corporate expense, payout and incentive solutions; utilising its own products and leveraging distribution partners to scale delivery. The secret of the longevity and success is the company's flexibility, ability to automate tasks, maintain lean operations by keeping processes as simple as possible and always keeping the customer at the heart of what it does.

What will you learn?

This session will cover prepaid in the consumer and corporate space, discussing programmes our speakers have worked on and launched. Learn what worked to gain distribution, how best to earn revenue in challenging times and why high tech doesn't always lead to a solution.

Who should attend?

The masterclass will benefit new programme managers, FinTechs with prepaid at the hub, mobile wallet suppliers, those with an interest in the payments ecosystem and making a career out of challenging the current infrastructure.


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