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Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson

Co-Head Payment Solutions at Icon Solutions
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Bio Helping customers transform to collaborate at much lower cost Career History Over 20 years working with Financial Institutions, most recently focused on payments and with a specialism in the emergence of Real-time payments globally


Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

The end of the world as we know it: Banking’s new reality

24 Jun 2020

There are decades where it feels like nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades seem to happen. In just a few months, COVID-19 has swept around the planet, more than half the world’s population has been forced into lockdown, far too many lives have been lost and entire industries have shutdown. A crippling global recession seems inevitabl...

Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030

2019 predictions: Open Source, Instant Payments and PSD2 to spur payments transformation

08 Jan 2019

Payments transformation will take centre stage for banks in 2019. Bank resilience hit the headlines in 2018, prompting the UK’s Treasury Select committee to announce a probe into the reasons for and the impact of – mainly payments related – IT failures. This comes after a number of well publicised events, where payment systems went down, and cust...