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[WEBINAR] Rising to the Challenges for Payments in 2021 – North America

November 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Financial institutions in North America continue to face many challenges, including the increasingly demand by their customers to setup and process their payments faster and more efficiently.

Join Mark Bradbury, Head of Payments at Accuity and Richard Arundel, Co-Founder and General Manager, North America for Currencycloud, who will discuss the reasons why 2021 will be the year for faster and more efficient payments for Banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions in North America.

In this session our experts will cover:

  • The reasons why domestic and international payments fail, and how to prevent this from happening in the future
  • How changing market dynamics are making it possible to process international payments faster and more cost effectively
  • The benefits of implementing new technologies to current processes to drive efficiency and payment accuracy

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Richard Arundel
Co-Founder and General Manager, North America for Currencycloud

As one of Currencycloud’s founders, Richard has played an important role in the company’s rapid growth. Having started his career at one of the largest foreign exchange market brokers in the UK, Richardhas a deep understanding of the finance and payments sector. Prior to becoming GM of Currencycloud North America, Richard has held successive positions as Sales Director, Client Relationship Director and VP Client Services at Currencycloud, helping the company increase revenue, size and scope. Having left London for New York, Richard is now responsible for performance across the US. His experience in creating high performing teams, as well as building and maintaining partnerships in the world of fintech, is the driving force behind Currencycloud’s US strategy.

Mark Bradbury
Head of Payments, Accuity

A former professional squash player, Mark has worked in financial services for over 30 years, during which he founded several fintech companies. Mark joined Accuity through the acquisition of his latest company. His product helps customers automatically validate and enrich payment details to prevent failed payments. Mark previously worked on behalf of the UK and EU advising high-growth technology companies. He is a Level 39 Mentor at the world’s largest fintech startup hub.

Amichai LichtensteinAmichai Lichtenstein
VP Product Management, Cross River Bank

Amichai grew up in Israel, and earned an Engineering degree from the Technion. He started working in the UK for HSBC as a mini computer developer, and moved quickly to develop and launch the first WAP Banking in the UK. During his time at HSBC, he moved to NY and started a global career. Subsequently, he moved to special vehicle entity and started product management in payments.

From there, he moved over to the business and led the development, launch and rollout of a global payment/fx platform for clients such as Amazon, the government of Spain and Prudential. After his time at HSBC, he moved on to the startup world, working with with Appneux to run the clearing house for a 12bn transactions per day marketplace in ad-tech.

Amichai has written product blogs about blockchain, has served as an advisor for Tipalti and has served in the board of directors of Apply Financial (now part of Accuity). He moved to Cross River Bank in 2018, originally to create a cross border payments/fx line of business for the bank. As priorities shifted, he is now the product owner of the bank’s marketplace lending platform.