Accelerating the drive for financial inclusion during Covid-19 – AN EPA WEBINAR

July 7, 2020 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In the UK, a consequence of the prolonged lockdown resulting from Covid-19 has been to lay bare the differences of the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in society.

The shutdown of most retail outlets and decline in use and acceptance of cash has increased reliance on digital payments and services. Yet many still struggle to get basic financial services and more still lack the confidence and skills to access retail online.

Join Mastercard on the 7th July 2020 at 11am BST to explore how the payments industry has responded to the current crisis and where discussion will cover:

  • The challenges faced by those who are digitally and financially excluded;
  • How the payments industry has stepped up during the crisis with innovative ideas to ensure no one is left behind; and
  • How a wider coalition of committed partners are coming together to make the digital economy work for everyone, everywhere.



Welcome Remarks

Sophia de Francesco, Head of Content, Emerging Payments Association


Panel Discussion: Accelerating the drive for financial inclusion during Covid-19

Moderator: Nabeel Irshad, Vice President, Government & Public Sector UK & Ireland, Mastercard


  • Lee Britton, Commercial Director, PFS
  • Dr Emma Stone, Director of Design and Research, The Good Things Foundation
  • Ross Borkett Head of Post Office Card Account, Post Office
  • Alexandra Frean, Head of Corporate Affairs, Starling Bank


Q&A from the audience

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