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About the Emerging Payments Association

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) is a commercial membership association of payments industry influencers.

It runs more than 70 events each year, delivers eight projects to drive change, helps to connect the ecosystem, encourages innovation and profitable business growth.

The EPA’s vision is for the UK to be the global hotspot for payments innovation. As it sets out to be the most influential trade body in emerging payments, the EPA’s mission, to collaborate to innovate, has the potential to improve lives everywhere.

Its community is over 130 members strong and growing. Our members come from across the payments value chain; including payments schemes, banks and issuers, merchant acquirers, PSPs, retailers, and more. These companies have come together, from across the UK and internationally, to join our association, collaborate, and speak with a unified voice.

Together, transacting more than £6 trillion annually and employing more than 300,000 staff, we now have a significant influence over the industry’s future.

Our Team


Tony Craddock
Director General


Sophia de Francesco
Head of Content

Maria Stavrou
Head of Operations

Keri Farrell
Commercial Director

Asmus Neergaard
Senior Marketing Executive

Amy Page
Senior Events Executive

Calum Stephens
Business Development Executive

Tanbir Uddin
Finance Executive