Webinar: Real-time payments – how can your business benefit
Date: Thursday, December 02, 2021
Time: 03:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time
Duration: 1 hour
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated change in the payments industry. Digital payments have soared as the world has worked and played from home.
Innovation has ramped up as the payments industry has raced to meet demand and develop new products and services. And organisations’ resilience has come under greater stress as they scramble to meet their payments obligations while mitigating risks such as cyber threats.
New research from FIS suggests that as businesses look to focus on recovery from the pandemic, there is widespread acceptance that now is the time to invest in new payments innovations and upgrade capabilities.
In particular, real-time payments are at an inflection point. Demand from customers and suppliers is growing, and providers are now overcoming their previous challenges of fragmentation and technology blockages. As the real-time payments model matures, it looks set to be at the heart of the next stage of payments innovation.
So what are the main benefits and use cases of real-time payments and how can businesses take advantage of this new payments model?
In this FinTech Futures’ free webinar on 2 December 2021, financial experts will explore:
- The evolution of the payments industry and where real-time payments fit in
- The benefits and drivers of real-time payments and their growing importance to the industry
- Use case scenarios, including cross-border payments
- Steps you can take to innovate your payments processes
Brought to you by:
SVP – Global Real-Time payments
Bernd Richter leads the Real Net Commercialisation, go-to-market and product strategy for Europe and UK. Before rejoining FIS in 2020, he worked for an innovation strategy brand, advising corporate firms on building, and executing innovation mechanisms (brown & greenfield incubation, corporate VC) to building an emerging innovation opportunity portfolio leveraging corporate assets across Europe and UK.
Until 2016 he was a founding member of Capco Germany leading various consulting practices to market maturity (Corporate & Transaction Banking, Digital Transformation, Capital Markets, Wealth Management). As Partner, he successfully delivered client engagements for developing new business strategies, payment utilities, new market entries, pre- and post-merger integrations or divestments, corporate ventures for spinout. Clients worked for are SWIFT, Amex, Euroclear, Deutsche Boerse, IATA, VISA UK, PayPal, ING, Deutsche Bank, Western Union.
VP, Commercial Director – Global Real-Time payments
As Commercial Director, David leads the go-to-market strategy and execution for RealNet Cross-Border, the enterprise-wide disbursement product for FIS.
David is an accomplished commercial leader with 17 years’ experience within the Cross-Border Payment and Treasury service sectors. His responsibilities have covered corporate and enterprise sales leadership, training and development, product innovation, client enablement and M&A consultancy.
Previously, David was Head of Corporate Payments at Earthport, a Visa Company. As part of the strategic leadership team, David empowered his colleagues and clients by implementing innovative sales strategies and product roadmaps, and by leading multi-departmental go-to-market projects.
Research & Advisory Analyst
Gareth’s research focuses on Payments. As part of the payments team, his prime focus is on corporate payments, working closely with his colleagues in the Corporate Banking team.
He is a leading expert on:
- bank payment processing, and is the analyst who has been covering payment services hubs the longest in the industry;
- payment networks and infrastructures, including Swift, ACH and Wires;
- and real-time payments, a topic he has been active in since 2006, and has worked in on almost every continent.
Gareth has been widely quoted in the media, including American Banker, New York Times and BBC News, and is a frequent speaker at such events as Sibos, EBADay, NACHA Payments, as well as private events around the world. Prior to Celent, Gareth worked for Secura Monde International, a leading cash consultancy; as Regional Research Director of European Payments at TowerGroup; and in corporate strategy at VocaLink Ltd, the UK ACH and ATM network. Gareth has a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of Portsmouth, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Information Science from the University of North London.
Paul Hindle is editor at FinTech Futures. He has over 7 years’ experience in editorial, production and management roles for print and online publishing companies.
He was previously News Editor for a global technology news start-up and has overseen the production and publication of over 500 books for two market-leading academic and technology publishing houses.