Date: 08 November 2016
Venue: Rennie Room, One Great George Street, 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AA
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Organised by Finance Malta, this half day seminar will provide delegates with information on Malta as a jurisdiction and how one would go about setting up a PSP / EMI.
This will then be followed by a debate on the opportunities and challenges in relation to: the industry; regulations such as PSD II; and financing such as raising capital, exit strategies, mergers and acquisitions.
Who should attend?
Fund services providers, corporate services providers, lawyers, and any other professionals operating in this sector. The event is FREE to attend, simply register via the button above to secure your place.
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:50 Introduction – Juanita Bencini, Governor, FinanceMalta
09:50 – 10:10 Presentation by Thaer Sabri, Chief Executive, Electronic Money Association
10:10 – 10:30 Distributed Ledger Technology and the Future of Payments – Robert Courtneidge, Global Head of Cards and Payments, Lock Lord UK LLP
10:30 – 11:50 Panel Discussion
Helen Child, Director and Lead Consultant, Striding Edge UK Ltd
Charles Cassar, Head of Legal, Credorax
Leonard Bonnello, Senior Associate, GANADO Advocates
Theo Dix, Senior Consultant with Transaction Advisory Services Team, EY Malta
Thaer Sabri, Chief Executive, Electronic Money Association
Phil Davies, Managing Director, Psi-Pay Ltd
12:00 – 13:00 Light Lunch
About the speakers:
Charles is head of legal at Credorax Bank Ltd, one of the world’s first hi-tech companies to become a Principal Member of Visa Europe and MasterCard and as well as an authorised credit institution. Credorax provides fully secured acquiring services specifically designed to optimize the payment & acquiring lifecycle.
Helen’s the founder and former CEO of the UK’s first E Money License Issuer to be awarded prepaid licenses by both MasterCard & Visa. With over twenty years of experience to share she now runs Striding Edge a payment consultancy; currently leading a global project with the world’s largest bank. Facilitating transformational change in a dynamic, complex & regulated environment – and loving it!
Dr. Leonard Bonello is a Senior Associate within GANADO Advocates’ Banking and Finance Team, regularly assisting banks and financial institutions with their requirements. Leonard is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.
Phil is currently Managing Director of PSI-Pay Ltd, an FCA regulated entity. He also sits on the board of other regulated entities in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Having worked in the banking and payments sector for over twenty five years he has held senior roles with TSB Bank and MasterCard.
Theo Dix is a senior consultant within EY Malta’s Transaction Advisory Services team, currently on secondment to EY’s EMEIA FinTech Centre of Excellence in London. He assists clients with M&A, financial due diligence, capital raising, feasibility studies and strategy work, leveraging EY’s unique global network and strong local relationships. He is heavily involved in EY’s local initiatives around foreign direct investment, entrepreneurship and FinTech. He holds a BA (Hons.) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Newcastle.