Instant Payments & Europe: The reason why.

Is Europe ready for Real-time / instant Payments? What can we learn from the UK, USA and Singapore (Fast)? We get your burning questions answered in this expert panel discussion.

What are the key challenges we face and how will this evolve in the next 5 years? This panel of top experts will discuss the barriers and opportunities and create the best insight on this crucial next step development for the European payment landscape.
Point for discussion are amongst others:

  • Interoperability (multiple solutions across the zone)
  • External convergence (what happens with SEPA credit transfer volumes)
  • Access: new infrastructure
  • Banks: the effort to connect and making it easier
  • real-time creating new propositions (overlay services / on-top development / innovations

Our expert panel of speakers who will deliberate on this hot topic include:

George Evers | Immediate Payments Services Director | VocaLink | UK
George has spent 15 years driving technology innovations, leading product and strategy development across emerging technologies and enabling online banking channel transformation. He is a huge advocate of providing more businesses and consumers with access to immediate payments. George joined VocaLink in November 2014 as Immediate Payments Services Director. He oversees the international development of VocaLink’s real-time payments proposition and associated mobile payments solutions. Since joining, George has pioneered the development of international strategies for VocaLink in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Piet Mallekoote | CEO | Dutch Payments Association | Amsterdam
After his study macro-economics at the Amsterdam University, Piet Mallekoote joined the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). He held several senior management positions in economic research, economic policy and payments. Mallekoote joined Currence, owner of the Dutch payment products, including iDEAL, in 2004.


Kris Kubiena | International Sales
Director | Vocalink | UK
Kris joined VocaLink in 2004 and is responsible for leading the International business development function within the Commercial Services business unit. Kris has over 30 years experience in delivering financial service and payments solutions. Before joining VocaLink he was Head of Operations at Minster Trust in London where he was responsible for implementing a web-enabled solution to support a white-labelled e-banking strategy including UK payments integration

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