Friday, 28 September 2012

Prepay Solutions leads the shortlist at Prepaid Awards

Europe's leading prepaid services company, PrePay Solutions has been shortlisted for four awards at the forthcoming Prepaid Awards.

PrePay Solutions has been nominated for Leading Prepaid Organisation (Europe), Best Prepaid Service Provider UK, Best Virtual Prepaid Programme UK for its work with Ticketmaster and Best Prepaid Marketing Campaign UK for its work with Debenhams to launch the Reward Club Card.

Ray Brash, managing director, PrePay Solutions, comments on the outstanding achievement:

“Our success in making the shortlist in four categories, including Leading Prepaid Organisation, is testament to the successful partnerships we’ve forged. I would like to congratulate Ticketmaster and Debenhams for being nominated with us."

The Prepaid Awards is held once a year to recognise the significant achievements and successes of the prepaid sector. The event brings people and companies from across the industry to reinforce and recognise the efforts made.

Prepaid Awards 2012 will be taking place on 11th October at the Lancaster Hotel, Hyde Park, London.
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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Another ace covering letter

Something to start the week-end off extra early with a laugh!! How could they possibly turn him down ?

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Want to work at Google?? How much does your head weigh ?

It has a global reputation for being one of the best brands to work for, but do you have what it takes to work for Google?

Author William Poundstone claims to have unlocked the secret of succeeding in an interview at Google, and is reveals his secrets in a new book. He states that Google and other companies of their ilk, require successful candidates to solve perplexing riddles.

In ‘Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?’, Poundstone provides tips for Google interview questions that he claims  will increase an applicant's chances of getting hired.

In an interview with ABC News, Poundstone stated,  'HR departments are running scared, asking themselves, "How can we make sure our questions have predictive power for how well someone will do on the job?"'

Poundstone outlines several of the brain teasers that are said to be used by actual Google interviewers, from 'How much toilet paper would you need to cover Texas' to 'Can you swim faster in water or syrup?'

He told ABC News that whether a job applicant can answer the question or not, it’s best to ask follow up questions to show that you recognise what is being asked.

Google would not comment on Poundstone's book, but some are quick to point out that the interview questions that have been circulating the web for several years are works of fiction.

  • Why are manhole covers round?
  • How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?
  • How much toilet paper would you need to cover Texas?
  • You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?
  • How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?
  • How many vacuum cleaners are made a year?
  • Using only a four-minute hourglass and a seven-minute hourglass, measure exactly nine minutes - without the process taking longer than nine minutes.
  • Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.
  • How would you devise an evacuation plan for San Francisco?
  • What number comes next in this pattern? 10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66
  • Can you swim faster in water or in syrup?
  • A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?
  • How many times a day do a clock’s hands overlap?

Have you been to an interview at Google? What is the strangest or most difficult interview question you have been asked?? How did you respond ?


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Monday, 24 September 2012

Realex Payments now advertising on is delighted to announce that Realex Payments is now advertising for a Corporate Business Development Executive on the site.

Realex Payments is a leading payments service provider with over 8,000 clients processing over €15bn in online payments per annum. Operating closely with financial institutions, we provide a suite of services around payment processing, fraud & risk management and currency tools.

Come and help us build the future of payments in a growing company with real potential for professional and personal growth! We will develop your expertise and skills, working together to excel and grow.

Our Hiring Manager says:

“Realex Payments continue to experience rapid growth across the organisation and in particular have had significant success in our UK operations. We are firmly committed to growing our capacity here and will be expanding our team accordingly. Based out of Hammersmith, London, the UK Business Development team focus on selling to both SME and corporate clients and we are now looking for a successful sales professional to join our UK Corporate Business Development Team. ‘New business’ is the primary focus of this role thus requiring highly motivated individuals, with extensive proven networks, who will continue to deliver on agreed targets”.

What you will be doing:
Generate leads at a senior level through existing network or direct channels, develop the pipeline and to follow through the sales cycle to go live.
Understand a prospects current process, map it out and to apply the Realex solution as required.
There will be a training period of approx 3 months during which time the candidate may be required to spend some time between at our Head office in Dublin. While this role is office based, we will consider partial home working after a period of time depending on the level of sales support the candidate requires.
The individual needs to be highly motivated and driven towards achieving/exceeding their targets.
The individual must maintain a consistently high level of industry knowledge at all times.
Present to the highest level and document all process and leads.

What qualities you will bring:
A minimum of six years senior sales experience in the software as a service, card payments and/or the travel and retail sector.
A background in generating high level corporate solution sales with a proven track record of achieving excellent results is required
It is essential that the candidate has an extensive network in travel or retail and experience of software as a service solutions selling.
Demonstrate strong sales planning skills both at a sector level and at individual corporate prospect level.
It is essential that the applicant can display a history of successful direct sales into large corporate clients in either the Retail or Travel sector.
Experience in a long, consultative sales cycle is required – with a strong attention to detail.
The ideal candidate will preferably have a third level or professional qualification.

It helps if you also are/have:
Experience in payments is desirable.

Does this sound like you?

If you think you are the person for the role apply now to progress your career in the payments industry! We are offering an excellent basic salary, all expenses, with an opportunity to command a significant OTE – further details on application.

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Movers and Shakers in the Card and Payment industry w/c September 24th 2012

This week's Movers and Shakers in the Card and Payment world are:

  • Erich Ringwald joins Amex US consumer services business technology team from Boku

Josh Silverman, president, US consumer services business, Amex, says: "Erich will be instrumental in helping American Express turn ideas into innovative products and do so more quickly, - adding to the competitive advantage we already have as we connect buyers and sellers with an increasingly enhanced consumer experience."

  • Ingenico appoints Ken Paull CEO ROAM DATA Inc

Ingenico are putting a new management team to focus on Mobile payments

Philippe Lazare, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ingenico, commented:

"The Group intends to accelerate its deployment in these markets and I am confident in Ken Paull capacities to address the challenges of a fast moving market, thanks to his extensive experience in the payments industry. This acceleration is in line with Group's strategy to play a leading role in the electronic payment industry beyond POS payments. »

  • Tim Cha is appointed Alaric's Sales Director in APAC

Commenting on Cha's appointment Alaric International Director Paul Griffin said, "Alaric's business is growing rapidly in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Indeed, Alaric is now winning significant new business on both the partner and user fronts. In Tim Cha, we have found a proven and experienced achiever to drive this sales success forwards. He is exceedingly well regarded in the region and I expect that this will prove to be invaluable in driving sales for Alaric."

  • Alex Sion joins Movenbank as President and MD
Brett King, Founder and CEO of Movenbank, said "Alex's wealth of financial services experience, his deep digital industry knowledge and proven success in creating and leading technology teams to world-class implementation is second-to-none. He is a major addition to the Movenbank family. Our investors and I are very pleased to welcome on-board a person of outstanding quality and experience as we move towards fundamentally changing the everyday retail financial model. Alex is a recognized speaker and panelist in the financial services space he will continue this thought leadership role with the full support of the Movenbank family".
  • Mark Johnson appointed CFO of Q2ebanking
Reporting directly to Matt Flake, Q2ebanking's CEO and president, Mark is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's finance, human resources, legal and compliance departments. Additionally, he will also provide leadership and guidance to Q2ebanking's parent holding company, CBG Holdings Inc.
"As the scale of Q2ebanking's business continues to grow, we are pleased to add talented individuals and seasoned executive managers like Mark to further round out our team and oversee vital business functions while providing excellence in leadership," said Matt Flake, CEO and president of Q2ebanking. "His expertise will add even more strength to the management team, and I am pleased to welcome him to our organization. Mark has experience leading organizations during times of great expansion, and we know his strong background and enthusiasm will further drive Q2ebanking's current momentum. The entire Q2ebanking team is looking forward to working with Mark as the company expands its reach and executes a vision of best servicing our clients' needs."

Congratulations to all from the Card and Payment Jobs team.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

American Express seeking Director of Payment Network Strategy are delighted to announce that American Express have this week advertised an exciting new poistion based in their Brighton office for the position of Director of Payment Network Strategy.

American Express state:

As a global leader in financial services, American Express has built its reputation on continual innovation and forward thinking. And since we’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand, we continually strive to deliver the best possible service to our customers all around the world.
Right now, we’re looking for a Director of Payment Network Strategy to lead a team which sits within our Global Network Services (GNS) division in Brighton. You’ll be responsible for developing and executing our long-term network strategy, performing assessments and reports on GNS capabilities as well as analysing markets for growth and development opportunities. This exciting role will also involve you collaborating with colleagues across a wide variety of teams to support capability and project delivery.
A self-starter with strong leadership and strategic planning skills, you’ll have the ability to effectively drive results in a fast-changing environment. Able to demonstrate strong technical experience and an understanding of transaction processing messages, you’ll also have a detailed knowledge of the global payments network, emerging payments capabilities and trends in the payment processing industry. With experience of leading cross-functional projects, you’ll also bring significant experience of operating at a detailed and conceptual level as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with people at all levels.
American Express is recognised the world over as a great place to work. Join us and you’ll find it easy to see why. You’ll be rewarded with an excellent package and will enjoy all the competitive benefits, training and career opportunities you’d expect from such a diverse and successful international organisation.

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An interesting application.....

Have you ever seen a covering letter like this ??

I know it's not related to cards or payments but thought it would put a smile on your faces on a Thursday morning! Got any funny recruitment stories to share ??

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

O2 advertise on

O2 is a leading provider of mobile and broadband services to consumers and businesses in the UK. The company is the leader in non-voice services, including text, media messaging, games, music and video, as well as data connections via GPRS, HSDPA, 3G and WLAN.
O2 UK is part of the Telefónica O2 Europe group which comprises integrated fixed/mobile businesses in the UK, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia - all of which use 'O2' as their consumer brand. In addition, O2 has established the Tesco Mobile joint venture business in the UK and Ireland, as well as, the Tchibo Mobilfunk joint venture in Germany. O2 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telefónica S.A.
O2 was formed in 2001, following the demerger from British Telecom of its former mobile business, BT Wireless.
O2 was ranked as 6th best place to work in the Best Companies to Work for 2008 List and has been awarded a three-star accreditation denoting an 'extraordinary' company.
As part of the biggest communications businesses in the world, they are continuously evolving, with a team of over 250,000 people across 25 countries.
O2 Money is a brand new part of their business. Because it’s still small, it feels like a start-up. But because Telefónica is big, there’s plenty of support and security. The best of both worlds. To join them and share in the excitement of bringing a new name to the financial services sector, click on the following links to view and apply for these exciting opportunities:
Payments Operations Lead
Operations Test Analyst
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Covenrty Building Society advertises for Senior Payments Manager on

The Coventry Building Society has been protecting the interests of its members for well over 125 years. Following the merger with Stroud & Swindon Building Society on 1 September 2010, there are now over 1.5 million members and over 1,600 staff, more than 75% of which are directly involved in servicing the needs of members, either in-branch or from their award-winning call centre.

Coventry Building Society is now the 3rd largest building society in the UK.

We understand the importance of making our members and employees feel valued. We aim to ensure that all of our employees have equal opportunities to progress in their careers and enjoy working at the Coventry.

It's this approach that makes the Coventry a happy place to work, given us Investor in People status since 1997 and has also won us numerous industry awards, for our approach to training and development.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Payments professional to join the Payment & Card Services team. An experienced manager, you will have responsibility for ensuring that payment and transactional services for the Society are operationally fit for purpose as well as ensuring that the Society remains compliant with relevant statutory and regulatory frameworks for electronic payments.

This is a key appointment to strengthen P&CS and, as a member of the management team, you will have a detailed working knowledge of the payments industry and scheme rules (PSR, FP, CHAPS, BACS and SWIFT). You will likely have experience of managing an operational business unit in a comparable FS setting, in addition to managing relationships with third party partners.

You will be a resourceful, self-motivated, well organised and detail-conscious individual who enjoys working as part of a team that prides itself on customer service. The job holder will understand the importance of collaborative working and be confident with managing workstreams across multiple stakeholders including Compliance, Operational Risk, Finance, Business Systems and Audit.

This will involve defining and managing delivery of payments related projects and business change initiatives, as well as providing regular updates on progress to executive management, internal and external stakeholders. Applicants must therefore have excellent communication and presentation skills, with a thorough understanding of Microsoft packages – PowerPoint, Word, Project and Excel.

Although the role does not currently have any direct reports, the job holder will be expected to deputise for the Head of Payment & Card Services on occasion , accordingly you will have the gravitas, leadership qualities and confidence to deal with senior and executive management from across the Society.

The role will be based at Oakfield House, but will be required to travel occasionally between all CBS Head Office Sites in Coventry - Binley Business Park, Economic House and Customer Fulfilment Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow your career within a leading Building Society.

Apply now on:

Monday, 17 September 2012

Movers and Shakers in the Card and Payment World w/c September 17th 2012

HUGO SMIT is appointed Head of SWIFT in South Africa

He joins from mobile Voice over IP (VoIP) specialist V4M Group, where he was CEO and founder. Prior to that, Smit was CEO of key SWIFT regional partner Trustlink for five years, following a six-year stint at payment systems provider Perago, where he was founder and executive director. Smit has also spent more than 10 years in a variety of senior IT roles at South African Reserve Bank.
Commenting on his appointment at SWIFT, Smit says: "I am delighted to be taking up this opportunity at SWIFT at such momentous time in the development of our business in Africa South. I look forward to applying my experience of providing mission critical solutions to the financial markets in the region, in order to support our community in constantly improving levels of operational efficiency and capitalising on significant opportunities for growth. In particular, I am excited about what SWIFT can do to further support regional integration projects in Africa."


Coutts is the wealth division of Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Coutts serves clients from over 40 offices across the world offering tailored wealth management, banking, trust and tax services. Coutts is headquartered at 440 Strand, London with offices in other key international financial centres in Zurich, Geneva, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. The division includes Adam & Company providing private banking services from its base in Edinburgh and RBS International based in the Channel Islands which provides offshore banking

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Friday, 14 September 2012

ICC Solutions now advertising on

ICC Solutions Limited was incorporated in late 1996, as an independent Company and remains 100% owned by the current and founding Directors.
The initial vision of the Company remains the core business activity of today – to provide simple-to-use yet powerful and comprehensive test tools. These tools facilitate testing on chip cards and chip terminals, and now also embrace contactless technology.

Previous experience gained by individuals working in a Banking environment ensured a fundamental business ethos was instilled in the Company – to provide test tools that would be suitable for use in all aspects of the Payment Systems Industry and that were clearly positioned to enable formal certification, type approval and acceptance testing, in addition to supporting development and internal quality assurance testing. Using formally qualified and recognised test tools for certifications and type approvals is essential for maximum efficiency.

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ICC Solutions today:

ICC Solutions Limited is recognised as the global provider of unique contact and contactless test solutions.

From our Head Office in Cheshire, in the north-west of England, we serve our global client base, with a reputation for providing high quality solutions with excellent customer service and technical support, of which we are extremely proud.

Our Canadian office, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, enables us to comprehensively serve our North American clients, both in Canada and the USA. With offices in the UK, Canada, USA, Singapore and Dubai, the ICCSim portfolio is used world-wide by the Payment Schemes, Terminal and Card Vendors, Test Laboratories, Acquiring Banks and Merchants.

Our ICCSim portfolio comprises an extensive range of industry recognised test solutions, fully approved for certification, and type approvals covering the functional and application level testing of contact and contactless Cards and Devices (POS and ATM) plus customised Acquirer - Merchant Certification packages.

ICC Solutions Limited is the only test tool provider able to offer a complete set of fully qualified test scripts for all formal Payment Association certifications (INTERAC, TIP for MasterCard, Visa ADVT and ADVT qVSDC Device Module) in addition to EMV Level 2 type approval.

Our achievements:

The Company has been independently assessed and previously been the winner of the Trade Partners UK International Corporate Exporter of the Year Award.

In terms of Payment Systems Industry activity, we have been awarded “Visa Smart Star” status. This award acknowledges ICC Solutions' significant contribution towards Visa International's EMV chip implementation and deployment goals, helping enable successful migration and adoption of EMV technology. We are also participants of the MasterCard Vendor Program and a member of ACT Canada.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Principality Building Society advertise on

Principality Building Society, with offices based in Wales:
  • Is the UK's 7th largest building society, with over £6 billion in assets

  • Has been looking after Members’ savings, investments, mortgages and protection for over 150 years

  • Is a mutual building society owned by and run for the benefit of its 500,000 Members

  • Have raised thousands of pounds for good causes through our Charity of the Year.

  • Functions at the heart of its communities – with staff  who have dedicated hundreds of hours to local community projects

  • Are sponsors of sport and the arts, most notably their sponsorship of the National Eisteddfod for 30 consecutive years

  • To apply for a position as Proposition Development Manager at Principality Building Society, go to:

    Tuesday, 11 September 2012

    Non-cash payments increase in the EU

    According to figures from the European Central Bank, more than 90 billion non-cash payments were made in the EU last year, almost five per cent up on 2010 due to the increase in usage of credit and debit cards,

    Of 90.6 billion non-cash payments in 2011, 37.2 billion - 41% - were made using cards, an 8.7% increase on the previous year. The total value of the payments made during the 12 months was EUR1.9 trillion, an average of EUR52 per transaction.

    There were 727 million cards in the region - about 1.4 per EU inhabitant - and 440,000 ATMs, up 0.9% on 2010, and 8.8 million point-of-sales terminals, up 3.2%.

    Credit transfers make up 27% of the 2011 non-cash payments and direct debits 24%. The ratio of paper-based transactions to non-paper-based transactions continued to decrease, standing at around one to five.

    Cheques proved to be almost obsolete in many countries,  accounting for less than one per cent of all non-cash payments in 17 of the 27 EU member states. However, in other places the paper-based instruments still play a major role, making up 12% of non-cash transactions in Ireland, 17% in France and 31% in Malta.

    In 2011, 42 retail payment systems existed within the EU as a whole, serving a total population of approximately 500 million. During the year, 39.9 billion transactions were processed by those systems with an amount of EUR29.3 trillion.

    Of these systems, 22 were located in the eurozone,  where they served a total population of around 330 million, processing 28.3 billion transactions with a value amounting to EUR19.7 trillion.

    Meanwhile, 15 large-value payments systems settled 713 million transactions with a total value of EUR837 trillion in the EU. The two main systems in the euro area - Target2 and Euro1/Step1 - settled 151 million transactions amounting to EUR716 trillion in 2011
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    Monday, 10 September 2012

    Movers and Shakers in the card and payment world w/c September 10th 2012

    CashFlows chief executive and founder Nick Ogden said: “With the recent launch of CashFlows’ card issuing business this is the opportune time to integrate James’strong payments experience and Neil’s global and senior management expertise into the company.”
    CashFlows launched its prepaid card issuing service in Europe in August 2012, initially partnering with the international marketing and media group ROK.
    Satori is an independent management consultancy, with a track record of managing business process, organisation and technology to support its clients in managing complex change and delivering critical initiatives.
    Justin Ockenden, Managing Director at Satori, says: “Ian’s background of restructuring and growing companies complements our activities perfectly. His personality and experience fit very well into our team and I am confident that his track-record of using his network to achieve long-term results will be an invaluable asset for Satori, as we expand our European services and reach. It will be great to work with Ian.”

    Ides Technologies provide eyeDES™ which is a unique patent pending scoring engine for credit and debit card transactions.

    "We are very glad to have Sebastian as a member of our Board of Directors ", said Leon Dhaene, Chairman of the Board of IDES Technologies. "With his expertise of successful entrepreneur, his skill of transforming startups into structured companies, adding value to shareholders; and his knowledge in the fraud detection solution business through his Neteconomy and Fiserv assignments; Sebastian will be instrumental in building the company".
    "The innovation that IDES Technologies brings to the field of prevention and detection of Fraud and other forms of Financial Crime is exciting", said Sebastian Kuntz,"the fact that IDES Technologies is based on proven sophisticated statistical pattern recognition algorithms and methodologies in the complex medical sector is the unique, patent pending, foundation for a reliable, innovative and proven solution".

    Congratulations to all in their new roles rfom The Card and Payment Jobs team.
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    Friday, 7 September 2012

    Global Payments Network now advertising on

    The team are pleased to announce that Global Payments Network is now advertising on the site
    Global Payments Network is a world-class recruitment / search firm providing high calibre candidates into the international permanent and interim recruitment within the payments, m-commerce and e-commerce industries. With a track record of success working with key industry brands around the world, Global Payments Network is the professional search, contingency and contract/interim recruitment specialist of choice, delivering innovative staffing solutions to specialist and demanding markets.

    As a subsidiary of Global Staffing Group, they are part of a substantial, well regarded and highly effective international recruitment organisation which specialises in delivering mid-senior level
    talent into an exceptional blue chip and SME client base. Global Staffing Network is an entrepreneurial recruitment group, bringing together highly experienced recruitment industry professionals to build a group of professional search businesses in a number of markets.
    Recognising that the Payments Industry is driven by change and innovation, their expert consultants work hard to maintain their cutting edge knowledge, making them perfectly placed to meet the exacting standards expected by our high calibre candidates and clients.
    They provide creative, nimble and effective recruitment solutions which enable their clients to achieve their business objectives.
    • Card Issuing & Card Acquiring 
    • Payment & Transaction Processing
    • Payment Security & Compliance
    • PSP’s (Payment Service Providers)
    • Mobile & Tablet Payments
    • Consulting
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    Wednesday, 5 September 2012

    EU Commission say yes to Everything Everywhere, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK joint venture

    Everything Everywhere, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK released a statement today to announce that the European Commission has granted unconditional clearance to their joint venture plans:
    Everything Everywhere, Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK welcome today's news from the European Commission that their mobile commerce joint venture ("JV") has received unconditional clearance.
    At the heart of the JV is a desire to bring to the UK an easy and effective solution for businesses to create and for consumers to enjoy mobile marketing and wallet services. With EC clearance received, the job of getting the JV up and running as quickly as possible can begin, starting with the hiring of the necessary people and the creation of the new company.
    The mobile marketing platform is expected to be the first part of the business that is brought to market. The JV has the potential to transform the mobile marketing landscape in the UK. It will remove a number of the barriers that currently inhibit growth and create a single channel with access to millions of UK consumers at launch. It will provide a single contact point for media agencies, retailers and brands, enabling them to create campaigns that will reach millions of opted-in mobile users. This will apply across the majority of handsets, operating systems and mobile operators. For consumers, this means they will be able to receive the discounts and offers that they want to receive from the brands that are relevant to them.
    In mobile payments, the JV will benefit businesses and consumers by accelerating the deployment of mobile wallets and associated services in a secure way. Through the solution offered by the JV, businesses will be able to connect once in order to offer a wide variety of mobile wallet services — including payment and loyalty cards — to millions of consumers on the majority of handsets, operating systems and mobile operators. It will give consumers a simple and secure shopping experience, allowing them to purchase goods and services using their handsets in physical locations such as shops, using contactless technology, as well as online.
    The shareholders remain committed to making the JV services open to all, including all operators and MVNOs, third party publishers, banks, advertising agencies, retailers and any company that wants to engage in this space. The partners in the JV believe it has an important role to play in helping to keep the UK at the forefront of digital innovation, creating jobs, promoting innovation and stimulating competition.
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    Monday, 3 September 2012

    Head of Mobiel Product needed - London based - Excellent salary and benefits

    Our client is a well-funded, cutting edge start up offering services to banks, financial institutions, payments processors and merchants. They are looking for a Head of Mobile Product to assist in growing the company across the UK, US and Europe. This is a key position which will be the force behind the product strategy and execution, combining feedback from sales, marketing, development, customers and prospects to set the strategic vision and lead the execution on new features and products.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • To gather and prioritise product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with the development team in the US to continue to deliver a remarkable suite of products
    • To create and manage the overall Product Management process for all products
    • To lead internal processes to define the product strategy, vision, roadmap and priorities
    • To develop requirements documents and use cases for new product features
    • Monitoring the status of development projects supporting new features
    • Conduct business-level verification and market testing of new features
    • Become an expert on other products in the marketplace
    • Be a go-to person and strategic leader within the company

    Desired experience and expertise:
    • Experience as a Head of Mobile Product or Product Manager for a software product (B2B or B2C) consumer Technology Company.
    • Payments/Mobile Payments industry experience essential
    • Experience with agile development processes and monthly or weekly product release cycles
    • Passion for mobile & web-based software products
    • "Roll-up-your-sleeves" entrepreneurial, startup attitude
    • Natural ability to relate to customers and prospects
    • Ability to work with different people across a team effectively
    • Bachelor's degree (MBA or other Master's preferred)
    • Solid experience of leading product management

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