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Paul Stoddart

Paul Stoddart

President New Payment Platforms Mastercard


Paul Stoddart leads a global business unit within Mastercard focused primarily on non-card products and services but also new card transaction types. The businesses comprising New Payment Platforms include Vocalink Account-to-Account and Real-Time Payments, Transactis, Mastercard Send, and Cross Border interests including Transfast and Open Banking.

Paul joined the Board of Vocalink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. BACS, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services. With expertise across strategy, consumer credit, corporate finance, transaction banking and payments, Paul was instrumental in ensuring that Vocalink delivered on its vision to shape the global payments landscape.

In a career that has spanned 20 years in financial services, Paul has enjoyed a variety of senior roles, most recently at Barclays Bank where he was responsible for M&A and Asset Disposals for Barclaycard globally covering Credit Card Issuing, Merchant Acquiring, Retail & Motor Finance, Loyalty & Rewards.

Prior to this Paul spent 12 years at RBS where he held senior roles in Group Corporate Development, Retail Banking and Global Transactions Services where he ran Product and Marketing for WorldPay and led M&A and Corporate Development activities including developing major commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies.

Outside of Vocalink, Paul has held several Non-Executive Director roles including Invitation Digital, the UK's leading digital voucher and gifting business now owned by Groupon, and currently LoyalZoo a leading digital loyalty solution for merchants.

In March 2018 Paul was appointed to the UK Government Department for International Trade FinTech Steering Board.

With a passion for innovation, Paul strives to push the boundaries of what’s possible in payments and leads a business designing the future of payments globally.

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