Prepaid International Forum announces third Innovation Day

The future of banking and new technology take centre stage for industry forum

The Prepaid International Forum (PIF) has announced the details of its annual Innovation Day on 11th May 2017 to be held in central London.

The event which is in its third year, was created to highlight how the latest innovations in the prepaid sector are fuelling its growth as an effective and fast-growing alternative to traditional financial services products.

The one day event provides an opportunity to hear from businesses who are leveraging the agility of prepaid technology to deliver products that offer consumers greater flexibility, better security and more choice.

Centre-stage on the day will be presentations from innovators in the financial services space showcasing how the prepaid industry is presenting very credible alternatives to services currently offered by high street banks, using innovation to better serve customers, particularly in the area of meeting the needs of specific groups of consumers.

Also highlighted during the day will be the latest technological advances, such as harnessing big data tools and the use of mobile apps to make prepaid services smarter and more valuable.

Confirmed guest speakers on the day include; Carlo Gualandri, CEO, Soldo, a multi-user family spending account, Will White, Operations Director, Loot, a digital-only spending account, Laurence Krieger, COO, Tide, a current account provider for small businesses, Jacob Claflin, Founder & CEO, Cambrist, an international foreign exchange card payment service, Melanie Maier, Team Lead Project Management Value Added Services, Wirecard AG, Brandon Trollip, Director of Digital Business Development, Mastercard and David Pope, Marketing Director of HooYu, a global identity confirmation service.

Alastair Graham, PIF spokesperson, comments, “Through the use of new technology, the prepaid industry has been able to continually innovate over the last 12 months, ensuring that consumer needs are met and in line with 21st century spending behaviour. This exciting movement offers both consumers and vendors more flexibility, allowing greater choice for all involved.”

The event will run from 9.30am to 5pm on 11th May at The Ned, London and has been designed for professionals in prepaid related industries who are responsible for product development, payments strategy and product sales and marketing.

The event is free of charge for PIF members (for up to three attendees) and £395 for non-members. People who are interested can register online or contact Diane Brocklebank via email or phone +44 (0) 7736 971986.

Sponsors of the event include Wirecard Card Solutions and HooYu

HooYu, is a global identity confirmation service that verifies the customers businesses struggle to approve with traditional processes, helping prepaid businesses stay secure. Offering a new approach to the age-old challenge of identity verification, HooYu enables prepaid businesses to reduce account opening abandonment and comply with AML regulations.

Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products.

Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).

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About PIF

PIF is a global not-for-profit trade association established in 2007 to represent organisations involved in the supply of prepaid products and services. PIF acts as principal point of liaison between the industry and government agencies, regulators, consumer bodies and the media to promote the relevance and benefits of prepaid and e-money products.  PIF is dedicated to the progression of the industry and acts as a catalyst for the development of sensible industry guidelines and codes of best practice. PIF members represent issuers of prepaid and e-money products, card schemes, payment processors and suppliers of services to the industry. To learn more about PIF visit

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