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Jim Wadsworth

Senior Vice President, Open Banking

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With engineering degrees from Cambridge University and more than 20 years’ experience in the payments industry, Jim has run businesses for market leaders such as NatWest, Barclaycard, JP Morgan and Vodafone.  He has also led start-ups such as Simpay. He has a strong track record of successfully building, launching and managing innovative payments products and businesses. Jim thrives on bringing bold ideas to life, and on driving results.  In 2012, he joined Vocalink (which became part of Mastercard in 2016).  He oversaw Vocalink’s core UK service; alongside which he developed strategic propositions for the business across areas such as alternative payments (mobile, digital) and data insights (Vocalink Analytics).  In 2018 he was asked to lead Mastercard’s work on Open Banking, as part of which he played key roles in the acquisitions in 2020 of Finicity and in 2021 of Aiia.  His focus is now primarily on driving our European open banking business. 

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