A2A paytech Volt hires Stuart Barclay as new VP of strategy
UK paytech Volt, which enables account-to-account (A2A) payments for merchants and payment service providers (PSPs), has appointed Stuart Barclay as its new VP of strategy.
Volt says Barclay brings “unique expertise” from across the fintech sector as well as experience working at government advisory and big consultancy firms.
Speaking on his appointment, Barclay says: “Open banking is growing exponentially, with almost 60 countries developing their own instant payment schemes – Volt is building a unified gateway, adding an orchestration layer which brings order to this fragmented ecosystem.
“My mission at Volt will be to enable merchants and PSPs worldwide to capture the growth opportunities and the transformational potential that open banking unlocks across the world.”
Barclay joins from Swedish open banking unicorn Trustly, where he served as head of growth for financial services, responsible for value propositions, pricing and strategy.
He will be responsible for Volt’s go-to-market strategies and “contributing to the rising tide of open banking adoption worldwide”, the firm says.
Prior to Trustly, Barclay worked as a senior policy advisor in the UK cabinet’s open innovation team, leading a number of projects aiming to accelerate the government’s digital transformation, laying the groundwork for applications of emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).