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Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson

Vice President of Global Financial Services at Mobiquity
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Bio As an experienced turnaround manager and intrapreneur, Matthew is an expert on global payments, technology, M&A and fraud. He joined Mobiquity during COVID-19 supporting the company's global growth strategy. Matthew is a thought leader on the bank of the future, cashless societies, digital banking and security of payments. Career History Previously, Matthew has held senior positions in corporates, banks and start-ups globally. Beginning his career as a fraud investigator at Thomas Cook, Matthew then went on to run Travelex's Global Business Payments Tech globally and won a Sibos award for the innovative Geo Payments Network. Following this, Matthew joined CitiBank, specialising in its Treasury and Trade division and commercial card technology services winning several awards. Matthew is an expert in building brands on a global basis: he was instrumental in the merge of Misys into Finastra, leading its successful hyper-growth strategy as the Global Head of Payments and Cash. He has supported the activities of fintech start-ups like CoBa as its Global Head of Fintech and FORM3 - the world's first cloud native payments scale-up - as its Director of Customer Success, supporting the company's global growth.


Futuristic Banking

The impact of the Metaverse on financial services

09 Feb 2022

Despite origins in gaming and social media, the Metaverse’s application has extended beyond entertainment to traditional sectors. Several practical applications of Metaverse technology including Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have facilitated the buying and selling of goods in an entirely virtual environment. These virtual environ...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Banking on lockdowns: The digital opportunity in COVID-19

10 Feb 2021

Adapting to continual lockdowns The closure of bank branches demonstrates the true scale of COVID-19 and the shift in customer behaviour during the pandemic. Banks are now adapting and future proofing their business models in response to societal changes. The shift in customer behaviour has put increased pressure on banks to not only accelerate di...


2021 trends that will shape banking and finance

07 Jan 2021

2020 in review 2020 saw unprecedented societal change. The Coronavirus pandemic led to an acceleration in the use of digital tools across all sectors. In banking and finance, contactless solutions were integral to reducing infection rates, as people sought physically safe and secure ways of making payments. However, a rise in cashless payments als...


The bank of the future

18 Nov 2020

COVID-19 and the rise of digital banking With social distancing guidelines still in place to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19, many consumers have replaced visits to bank branches with digital banking solutions. Research by Finder shows that nearly a quarter (23%) of Britons opened an account with a digital-only bank this year. Even though...