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Project Banking Access

Mission Statement: To help the payments industry support EMIs, PIs, digital banks, and merchants to open and keep open bank accounts for safeguarding funds and everyday trading, and to secure widely accepted understanding of the scale and nature of de-risking and its impact on financial services and businesses.

Project Banking Access sets out to improve perceptions of the quality, legitimacy and credentials of ‘e-money’ among banks providing account services (and the wider ecosystem) and to provide practical support for licensed institutions (EMIs, PIs, banks) and businesses to help them get and keep accounts with those ‘open for business’.

Project Banking Access will provide commentary (where appropriate) on relevant news stories news stories through pre-prepared statements. Through the publication of statements on policy, Project Banking Access will likely engage with both the payments industry and national press.

Project Banking Access will engage with key regulatory and governmental bodies to champion the industry’s concerns regarding de-risking and lack of access to business banking, and to drive beneficial change on regulation and policy.

Project Banking Access Team


Andrea Dunlop – CEO Merchant Acquiring Europe, Paysafe Group

John Davies – Chairman, Kompli-Global


Mike Smith – Director Card Services, The Just Loans Group
Rich Wagner – CEO, Cashplus
Claudia Cooper Land – Director of Banking and Payments, allpay
Martin Prout – Managing Director, Transact24
Julian Sawyer – COO, Starling Bank
Adam Olszanski – Product Manager, Samsung Pay
Imran Ali – Managing Principal, Answer Digital
Daria Rippingale – CEO, Bankingblocks
Aaron Carpenter – COO, Transact Payments
Manish Garg – Founder & CEO, Reflow
Ashley Wilkes – Software Development Manager, Galileo