By Daniel Lanyon on Thursday 17 November 2022
A year on from Visa’s acquisition of Tink, its UK operation has swelled its numbers as it seeks to compete in the fast-growing market for open banking payments.
Open banking platform Tink has made four new strategic hires to bolster its expanding London-based payments team, the latest in a vast expansion of its UK operation.
Tink, which was bought by Visa in 2021, is live in 18 markets and says it has 300 customers ranging from incumbent banks, neobanks, fintechs and payment service providers.
“Our UK office has increased more than fivefold in the last 12 months, and these key hires will enable us to stay at the forefront of payments innovation,” said Tom Pope, Head of Payments and Platforms at Tink.
“With a team that has a wealth of experience in the payments ecosystem, we have our sights set firmly on increasing user adoption of Pay by Bank and cementing its status as a game-changing payment method, in partnership with some of the biggest PSPs and banks in the world.”
Andrew Boyajian, a former JP Morgan banker, is joining Tink as Head of Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs). Tink like many open banking providers is looking to enhance its growth through VRPs recent adoption.
Boyajian led commercialisation efforts for emerging payments and fintechs for Wholesale Payments at J.P. Morgan in the US and previously held payments-related roles at Wise and Kickstarter.
Kevin Ward has been appointed VP of Strategic Account Management, where he will lead account development and partnerships for Tink’s Payments and Platform customers. Ward joins from Klarna and also has worked at Close Brothers and Barclaycard.
Reece Shannon-Sinclair joins as Head of Delivery and Solutions Architecture where he will be responsible for integrating customers into Tink’s payment platform. He formerly worked at Worldpay for over nine years.