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The Rise of APIs for Faster Payments, and Changing Regulation in APAC

December 2, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM HKT

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Across APAC, customers increasingly expect payment setup to be simple, and demand faster, more accurate payment processing. At the same time banks, businesses, and corporates are under pressure to drive efficiencies from their payment processes and eliminate costs.

New real time services are emerging, usually delivered by API, to make payments more efficient and reduce the cost of customer friction. Regulation across APAC is shifting to support faster payments. Open Banking legislation and standards are emerging across APAC too, which will create opportunities for better payment experiences in 2021.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The APAC payment regulation landscape, and latest policy updates
  • How APIs are enabling faster payments, eliminating payment failure, and reducing customer friction
  • Emerging best practices for efficient payments across APAC

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Welcome Hong Kong Fintech Association
The APAC payment regulation landscape, and latest policy & payment trends updates John Ryan, Director-General (Policy), Emerging Payments Association Asia
How APIs are enabling faster payments, eliminating payment failure, and reducing customer friction Mark Bradbury, Head of Payments, Accuity
Panel Discussion:

Enabling efficient, frictionless payment

Jenny Chung, Head of Product, Visa Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
John Ryan, Director-General (Policy), Emerging Payments Association Asia
Mark Bradbury, Head of Payments, Accuity

Rachel Freeman, Executive Director and Chief Growth Officer, Tyme Global

Jenny Chung
Head of Product, Visa Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

As Head of Product for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Jenny leads the strategy and implementation of Visa product roadmap in these markets and drives the solutioning for emerging payment and commerce use cases leveraging Visa capabilities and design thinking techniques. Jenny joined Visa in 2015 as a founding member of the Asia Pacific Innovation team, where she helped to establish the Innovation Center in Singapore and Beijing, and led a wide range of engagements with clients and partners across AP to co-design new solutions across consumer, digital, data and business solutions verticals.

Before joining Visa, Jenny worked as an Innovation Strategy Consultant at Innosight (an innovation consultancy co-founded by Clayton Christensen from Harvard Business School), where she helped businesses in healthcare, consumer goods, banking and technology sectors define growth strategy, design new business models and build innovation capabilities.

Jenny has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, US, UK and Canada. She has an MBA from INSEAD and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

John Ryan
Director-General, EPA Asia

John Ryan has spent over 25 years working in technology, mostly in the capital markets, and digital communications. He is a qualified management accountant, and completed his degree in Accounting & Finance, and a post graduate diploma at Dublin City University. Having spent many years working with financial technology, he co-founded Emerging Payments Association Asia in 2018.

John has published work, in “The Paytech Book”, and he has co-authored payment industry report. He is currently responsible for all project and research work as EPA Asia, and is often a speaker a regional payment industry events.

Rachel Freeman
Executive Director and Chief Growth Officer,
Tyme Global

Rachel Freeman is Executive Director and Chief Growth Officer of Tyme Global. Tyme Global is both the technology and solutions firm powering Tyme Bank, the first digital bank in South Africa with now 2.3 million customers. Rachel Freeman is an experienced and internationally recognized financial expert, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion and innovative financial technologies. Before joining Tyme, Ms. Freeman served as the IFC Financial Institutions Advisory Manager for Asia since 2014. In her role, she led IFC’s advisory program for existing and potential investee clients for value enhancement and development impact, to achieve IFC’s goals in financial inclusion and climate change mitigation. In her role, Rachel was one of the founders of AFIN and the APIX Platform. Since 2001 she had several senior positions at IFC in Central Asia, Africa and Asia. Prior to joining IFC, Rachel was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures in the US and Russia She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and a degree in International Politics and Economics/Russian from Middlebury College. She also attended Executive Education at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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.