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The Electronic Money Association (EMA) is the trade body representing the interests of e-money issuers and innovative payment service providers globally for over 20 years. The EMA acts as a forum for industry, enabling the sharing of know-how and the development of good practice. It represents its members in discussions with governments, EU policymakers, consumer bodies and other parties. 
Our membership includes large e-commerce businesses, fintech service providers, a large number of prepaid card issuers, crypto currency businesses, AIS/PIS providers, acquirers, bill payment providers, corporate incentive providers, mobile payment specialists, and business to business services.
We have offices in Brussels and London. The EMA also has local branches in 5 European countries: Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, and the Netherlands.


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Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK's global  FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London  and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the  country's leading position in the financial services sector by  supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services  innovators. More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate  Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage  start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services  firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance's leading position as a single  point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent  development, and business opportunity and investment capital. By  bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial  services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services  sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for  everyone.


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Parthenon Communications Ltd was established in 2018 and is a Payments Consultancy whose mission is to: Review, Challenge and Improve.

We provide advisory services on International Cash Management, Cross-Border and UK Domestic Payments, Payments Clearing, Correspondent Banking, and Client Relationship Management.

Our clients are largely in the Retail, Wholesale Bank to Bank, Corporate Banking and Fintech sectors. We also assist those in the Charitable and Not-for-Profit environment.

We offer valuations, assessments, and the strengthening of an organisation’s banking and payments activity, and enhancement of a more focused client engagement approach.

We speak and present at industry conferences to the overall eco-environment sector on industry and business issues of the day; and on suggested ethical, trust and leadership matters in the wider commercial and economic environment.


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The Payments Association is the largest community in payments. Founded in the UK in 2008, the association now operates communities in the UK, EU and Asia, helping almost 300 companies enhance their commercial interests, solve societal problems such as financial exclusion and evaluate new opportunities for innovation in payments.

Our purpose is to empower the most influential community in payments, where the connections, collaboration and learning shape an industry that works for all.

We operate as an independent representative for the industry and its interests, and drive collaboration within the payments sector in order to bring about meaningful change and innovation.  We work closely with industry stakeholders such as the Bank of England, the FCA, HM Treasury, the Payment Systems Regulator, Pay.UK, UK Finance and Innovate Finance.

Through our comprehensive programme of activities for members and with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of leading payments CEOs, we facilitate the connections and build the bridges that join the ecosystem together and make it stronger.

These activities include a programme of monthly digital and face-to-face events including our annual conference PAY360 and awards dinner, CEO round tables and training activities.
We run seven stakeholder working groups: ESG, Inclusion, Regulator, Financial Crime, Cross-Border, Digital Currencies and Open Banking.  The volunteers within these groups represent the collective view of The Payments Association members at industry-critical moments and work together to drive innovation in these areas. We also conduct exclusive industry research which is made available to our members through our Insights knowledge base.

Our headline event, PAY360, the largest payment event will be held at the ExCel centre 19th-20th March 2024 and will include 120+ speakers, 3500+ attendees and 100+ exhibitors.


Payments Cards & Mobile is built on three pillars of: Publishing, Research and Consulting. For 29 years we have been supporting the payments industry with our award-winning insight and analysis.

We offer our clients services ranging from content creation through reports, white papers and blogs through to distribution via our own platforms, supported by a strong social media presence and paid for media like The Economist and The Financial Times.

Payments Cards and Mobile magazine covering  Cards, Issuing& Acquiring, Regulation, Mobile Payments, Contactless, e-Commerce and POS is published 6 times a year with supplements.


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techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve. With around 900 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet. By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.


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The Paypers covers the latest global news and analyses on payments, ecommerce, fintech, and the digital economy. We’re on top of all payments and fintech news: payments infrastructure, payments systems, payments behaviours, ecommerce payments, Open Banking and Open Finance, Banking-as-a-Service, B2B payments, cryptocurrencies, fraud and financial crime prevention, along with breaking news on the digital economy. Follow us for the latest regulation updates, along with relevant company news on payments investments, product launches, partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions.