Rich Wagner has nearly 30 years of payment experience from both the US and UK markets, and is recognised as one of the leading innovators in this industry. Most notably and relevant for the EPA is that APS is the first non-bank granted an issuing license with MasterCard creating the path for other e-money issuers to have similar access. A passion he would like to achieve again within the wider payments network.
He is founder and CEO of Advanced Payment Solutions (APS), a leading challenger to banks offering digital payment and banking solutions. He has created one of the most awarded payments companies in Europe, and most recently APS was recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of 1000 companies that inspire Britain.
Rich has been recently selected in 2014 to represents the entire electronic money industry at the Euro Retail Payments Board under the remit of the European Central Bank to help shape the future European payment regulations including non-bank access to the payment networks.
Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016