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B4B Payments shortlisted for two PayTech Awards 2019

B4B Payments is delighted to have been shortlisted for the PayTech Awards 2019 in two categories. The nominations are in the Best Corporate Payments Initiative and Best Prepaid Initiative categories. Both awards present the very best in the use of B2B prepaid technology and highlight B4B’s expertise in corporate expense management.

‘We are proud to have been shortlisted for these two awards, which really signifies the strides we have made over this past year as a company,’ said Paul Swinton, CEO. ‘It also demonstrates that the hard work the team has put into our solution and technology, through continuous innovation and improvement, is not only paying off but also leading the industry.’ Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 5th July 2019 at the HAC, London.

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B4B Wins best prepaid product of the year 2019

We are excited to announced that B4B Payments Corporate Expenditure Solution was named winner of the coveted Best Prepaid Product of the Year at the Card & Payments Awards 2019 last night. The award was the culmination of a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The B4B solution helps clients free themselves from the many problems, inefficiencies and costs of cash-based expense processes. The judges said that the B4B nomination won their unanimous support as it ‘put forward good statistics and really spoke to how it targeted and impacted SME traders, a group that is often neglected.’

Paul Swinton, CEO, B4B Payments said, ‘This is a very special win for us. The Card and Payments Awards are extremely prestigious so, on behalf of the whole B4B team, I’d like to thank the judges for this great honour and recognition of the value we create for our clients.’

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CEO appointed chair of prepaid trade body

B4B Payments is proud to announce that its CEO, Paul Swinton, has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Prepaid International Forum (PIF), the not-for-profit industry body representing the prepaid sector.

The group, which was launched more than a decade ago, describes itself as “the voice for leaders in prepaid and fintech, influencing change and championing growth.”

Paul originally joined the PIF Board in April 2018 as a non-executive Director.

In the announcement of his appointment, PIF said that Paul, “brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to the role. His extensive background in the prepaid sector, alongside his role as CEO and Founder of B4B Payments, makes him the ideal candidate to lead PIF over the next three years.”

“This is a great honour,” said Paul. “Being appointed Chair of PIF is a huge opportunity to work closely with highly influential industry players to guide and support the growth of prepaid card use and benefits for people and organisations. We will represent the collective voice of PIF members within the regulatory landscape and be the positive and no-nonsense voice to both trade and the wider media.”

Paul takes over from Craig James, CEO of Neopay, who will step down in February 2019 after two consecutive terms at the helm.

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B4B CEO ELECTED TO PREPAID INT’L FORUM (PIF) BOARD

Paul Swinton, CEO of B4B Payments has been voted to join the board of the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) as non-executive director with immediate effect.

PIF is the not-for-profit industry body that represents organisations regulated under e-money and payment services legislation and operate in the high-growth prepaid and fintech sectors. Driven by a belief that prepaid delivers a wealth of social and financial benefits to consumers, businesses and governments, PIF works hard to protect and advance prepaid as an enabler of innovative financial products and services.

Paul Swinton said: “I am delighted and privileged to have been elected to the PIF board. I look forward to joining forces with my fellow PIF board members to collectively promote greater opportunities and growth within the prepaid cards and fintech space.”

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PIF Chairman Craig James said, “We approach the second half of 2018 with a re-energised leadership team and steadfast focus on maximising our contribution to advancing the success of the industry.”