Turning vision into action: EBAday 2015

June 05, 2015

Hundreds of payment industry experts from Europe and abroad gathered in Amsterdam on May 12-13 for the 10th annual EBAday. The annual conference has become a focal point for European payments, and this year’s EBAday focused on the future as payments get faster, internal and external processes further digitize, and regulation continues to expand. Following…

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Bring on innovation: EACHA Payment Forum 2015

May 01, 2015

Innovation was at the top of the agenda at the fourth annual EACHA Payment Forum in Rome on April 29. Experts from leading European banks, clearing houses, schemes, and infrastructures came together to discuss innovative ideas related to API banking, instant payments, mobile payments, and interoperability between EACHA members. Michael Salmony of Equens kicked off…

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Finextra interview on SWIFT Institute report a

February 26, 2015

Leo Lipis and Colin Adams of Lipis Advisors sat down with Finextra’s Asif Faruque in London to discuss their recent report on regional payments integration published by the SWIFT Institute. Leo and Colin discussed key aspects of the paper, including how success is defined within regional agreements, the key features found in regional payment schemes…

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New research report for the SWIFT Institute

December 03, 2014

Lipis Advisors has completed a research report on the enablers and disablers of cross-border low value payments and regional integration for the SWIFT Institute. The paper explores nine different payments regions to determine how each system defines success and what factors lead to the success or failure of a regional payments integration project. It also includes…

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2014 GPSA completed: Public summary available

June 17, 2014

Lipis Advisors has recently completed the second edition of the Global Payment Systems Analysis. The GPSA has 20 sponsors including payment system operators like Equens, rule makers like NACHA and UK Payments Council, banks like Deutsche Bank, Capitol One and Commerzbank, and technology vendors like FIS. The GPSA examines 46 clearings  for low-value payment systems…

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It’s time for EACHA 2.0: EACHA Payment Forum 2014

May 27, 2014

The third annual EACHA Payment Forum met last week at a time when European countries are nearing full migration to SEPA standards. Conference participants came to Vienna from all over Europe, and the lively exchanges both at the meeting itself and over dinner at the legendary Prater beer garden the night before focused on the…

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Banks have an opportunity, if they’re brave enough to take it!

April 15, 2014

In a session for the 2014 NACHA Payments Conference in Orlando, Lipis Advisors presented findings from their Global Payment’s Forum (GPF) white paper, Keeping the Bank Account at the Center of Payments. Leo Lipis, along with GPF steering commitee members Mary Ann Francis of Wipro, Samantha Carrier of NACHA and Casey Wilcox of Capital One…

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The galvanizing moment for real-time: IPS London 2014

April 15, 2014

The 2014 International Payments Summit kicked off in the shadow of London’s Shard Wednesday April 2nd with a diverse program featuring an impressive list of international speakers. The inaugural session focused on transaction banking, namely how banks can best serve customer needs in a changing payments landscape. The morning’s discussions ended with a strategy roundtable…

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Metia Fintech Insight 2014 interview with Leo Lipis

February 05, 2014

The prominent financial technology group Metia has just released its 2014 Fintech Insight Review featuring an interview with our managing director, Leo Lipis. Leo gives his view of payments trends in 2013 and his predictions for the coming year, including: opinions on mobile payments, the progress in SEPA migration, as well as real-time payment development.…

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Real-time Presentation

February 01, 2014

Lipis Advisors are experts on real-time payments. We understand the motivations, justifications and regulatory imperatives that shape real-time development. Our global insights distinguish us from our competitors. For a first hand look, request the 2013 NACHA Payments Conference presentation on real-time here.

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