PIF Innovation Day 2019

Save the Date! Thursday, 16 May 2019 | London

Prepaid technology underpins a vast range of financial products, from everyday payment accounts and challenger bank accounts to travel money, corporate incentive and expense management solutions.

Now in its fifth year, the PIF Innovation Day brings together industry leaders, innovators and influencers to explore the convergence of prepaid and FinTech, from the solutions, trends and technology driving innovation in payments to the opportunities and the future for the high-growth prepaid sector.

View the 2018 agenda here

Event Highlights 2018

Advancing Prepaid - New Opportunities for Growth

Speaker: Jason Field, Director - Account Management, Mastercard

Prepaid technology underpins a vast range of financial products that are transforming our financial lives. Hear from PIF Benefactor Mastercard on the new opportunities for growth and innovation in prepaid, and its strategies to accelerate social, financial and digital inclusion with prepaid.


The Convergence of Prepaid & FinTech

Suresh Vaghjiani, Managing Director, Global Processing Services

In the past three years, FinTechs have disrupted markets globally. They have launched innovative new services, filled gaps in industries that was unthought of and created new needs. They have managed to rebuild customer trust in financial services by providing transparency where none existed.

If we take a closer look at some of these FinTechs, most will have prepaid innovation at the core of their offering. Prepaid has become the enabler for many of today's successful FinTechs driving the next generation of payment innovation.

What can we expect from the convergence of prepaid and FinTech?


Everyday Payments Reinvented - with Physical Gold

Speaker: Jason Cozens, Founder, Glint

Glint connects next-gen payments technology with the world’s oldest currency to make money fairer. Hear how this pioneering UK FinTech is making physical gold more technologically accessible than before and its vision for a ‘golden’ age of payments.


Transforming Payments in the Government Sector: Innovation, Technology & Regulation

Speakers: Kevin McAdam. Director, Prepaid and Victoria Preece, Compliance Manager, allpay

allpay provides electronic payment solutions to more than a third of all UK local authorities and a range of Government departments. Learn how the UK’s largest payments specialist is harnessing the power of prepaid technology and regulatory change to meet local government needs.


Combining prepaid with the best of human and artifical intelligence to power your business finances

Speaker: Daljit Singh, Chief Design Officer, Anna

There is one thing that every entrepreneur has in common: time. It's running out and everyone needs more of it.

For owners of start-ups and small businesses this is specifically true. Anna helps make time by taking out all of the time consuming, financially-complex work of running a business and does it for you. A straightforward, no nonsense and efficient service, Anna is a hybrid intelligent assistant that combines people power and AI to deliver better business banking.


When mobile really hits our wallets: a customer-centric view on the future of the financial industry

Speaker: Björn Goβ, Founder & CEO, Stocard

Stocard is a leading mobile wallet with 25 million users. The Stocard app allows its users to store all their loyalty cards on their smartphone and receive the latest updates and offers from their favourite retailers. Hear from Stocard's founder on its mission to actively shape the future of how people discover and purchase products and services through their mobile device.

Combining prepaid with FinTech to deliver a financially fairer alternative to banking

Speaker: Alex Letts, CEO & Chief Unbanking Officer, U

U is on a mission to build the most important competition to banks that society has ever seen. Discover how the multi award-winning U brand is democratising financial services with a data-rich digital account for the underbanked.


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Speaker: Neil Harris, Chief Commercial Officer, Global Processing Services

More than half of the world's adult population - that's an estimated 2 billion people - still have no access to formal financial services provided by regulated financial institutions. In the UK alone, an estimated 2 million people are still unbanked. The availability of financial services that could help to meet the specific needs of users remains a key objective of financial inclusion and services provided by FinTechs seem to be emerging as the solution in addressing this. Today, one in three digitally active consumers uses between one and three FinTech services, demonstrating the high adoption rate such services have experienced since their infancy in 2015. However, with so many FinTechs innovating and continuously launching new products to market which of these truly provide benefits for end-users and help drive financial inclusion for all?


Open Banking, Prepaid & FinTech

The UK's Open Banking Implementation Entity has expanded its standards to include all payment products covered by PSD2. Hear an overview of Open Banking and the expansion of scope that aims to give greater confidence to the Prepaid and FinTech communities to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.

Paul Bartholomew-Keen, Customer Champion: Cards, E-Wallets & Prepaid, Open Banking

Introduced by: Mark Beresford, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company 

Innovation in Compliance

Speaker: David Pope, Marketing Director, HooYu

Andromeda is an identity data visualisation tool designed to help firms to conduct Enhanced Due Diligence at point of customer or merchant on-boarding. Andromeda combines people, address and business databases to show your search subject at the centre of a graph and allows compliance teams to speed up their investigations and discover hidden connections between people, companies and addresses. Discover how Andromeda delivers smarter, more informed CDD processes.


FinTech Unplugged LIVE!

Hear a live broadcast of the irreverent and provocative podcast series that tackles the most difficult FinTech and payments topics. You can expect a frank assessment of prepaid today, answers to controversial questions from the ‘BIN of Confusion’ and the same kind of thought-provoking, informative mayhem listeners have come to expect from co-hosts Robert Courtneidge and Suresh Vaghjiani

Speaking and Sponsorship Enquiries

If you are interested in speaking at or sponsoring the PIF Innovation Day 2019, please contact diane.brocklebank@prepaidforum.org or call +44 (0) 7736 971 986