Every year PayExpo recognises the individuals who have made the biggest contributions to the payment industry in the past 12 months. For the second year, Anders la Cour, Banking Circle Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, is on the shortlist, amongst a host of other influential and inspirational players in the payments industry.
Nominated and voted for by their industry peers, the Payments Power 10 are the people PayExpo and the industry recognises as having an on-going commitment to pushing boundaries in the payments sector. The 2019 winners will be announced at PayExpo which takes place in London on 8th-9th October.
Anders commented: “It is an honour to be shortlisted once again to join the list of the ten most influential players in the payments industry. This is an exciting time in the market, with many innovators changing the landscape and improving payments for everyone. Even if I am not in the final ten, to be nominated alongside these inspirational pioneers demonstrates that Banking Circle is bringing about important change and playing a vital role in improving financial inclusion for businesses around the world.”
Anders identified a unique way to address the time and cost challenges of B2B cross border payments, and the launch of Banking Circle and its suite of solutions are increasing financial inclusion and helping thousands of businesses access finance and transact across borders in a way that was previously not possible.
With the launch of Banking Circle, Anders seized the opportunity to bring to market a solution that disrupted the accepted status quo of cross border payments. The unique suite of offerings from Banking Circle has been so successful that leading investment firm EQT acquiring the company for $300 million in 2018.