In response to the rapid evolution of the mobile financial services (MFS) ecosystem, Mobey Forum has published new Articles of Association which open full membership to all supervised payment institutions.
The global bank-led industry association today also announces its first non-banking Full Member, Nets, a leading northern European payment solutions provider.
"In order to effectively drive the evolution of the mobile financial services ecosystem Mobey Forum must continue to recognise the importance of fostering dialogue between all stakeholders in the value chain," comments Ron van Wezel, Chairman, Mobey Forum. "By opening up full membership to all financially regulated companies, Mobey Forum is providing a range of different stakeholders with voting rights and the possibility of joining its Board of Directors to exert greater influence on the organisation's strategic direction."
"Nets has recognised this opportunity and we welcome its representative, Kristian Thure Sørensen to our Board," continues van Wezel. "Kristian is already well known in the Mobey Forum community. In addition to his Board responsibilities, Kristian has also agreed to take up the important role of chairman of Mobey Forum's Marketing Workgroup."
Mobey Forum's Articles of Association also define a new 'institutional membership', designed to encourage the participation of not-for-profit bodies in a variety of related sectors, including academia, government and transport.
This announcement follows the success of last week's MobeyDay in Barcelona, Mobey Forum's first event to welcome both members and other representatives from the global MFS community to network and debate the future of the ecosystem. MobeyDay brought together more than 280 mobile finance professionals to engage with an influential panel of senior executives, practitioners and key stakeholders who lead discussions via a series of keynote and open panel sessions.