FIRE – A LEADING PROVIDER OF DIGITAL ACCOUNTS AND OPEN BANKING SOLUTIONS – ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF CHRIS DAVIES, FORMER PRESIDENT, EUROPE AT GLOBAL PAYMENTS, AS NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ITS UK BOARD
London, Dublin – 24th January 2023
Chris Davies, who recently retired as President, Europe of Global Payments, has joined the Board of Fire.
As a payments industry veteran, Chris joins Mike Smith and Lucy McClements on the Fire UK Board of Directors, while working alongside Joe Caulfield and Enda Murphy on the Fire EU Board creating a highly experienced team of payments industry professionals.
Chris’s appointment comes at an exciting time as Fire scales its business and operations across the UK and Ireland. Over the last two years Fire has seen its customer base grow significantly. Its digital account, debit card and payment services are now used by thousands of businesses. In addition, Fire has become a major player in open banking payments, providing services to both merchants and financial institutions (card acquirers).
Commenting on his appointment Chris said “I am really delighted to be joining the Fire UK Board of Directors at this incredibly exciting time for the business. The Fire digital account platform brings integrated and embedded payments to reality in a way that delivers real business benefit. In particular, the way Fire has helped card acquirers go to market with new open banking and funding solutions is very impressive.”
Colm Lyon, the CEO of Fire added “We at Fire are very pleased to have Chris join our Board. Chris’s expertise and experience in the payments industry is legendary and we are looking forward to working with Chris and the other Directors as we execute our plans to scale Fire.”
About Fire – Your Payments. Without the Friction.
Fire helps businesses of all sizes with their accounts, debit cards and payments. With a great range of payment services, smart technology and regulatory licences, we deliver solutions that make managing accounts, debit cards and payments better. Regulated in the EU and UK and licenced to provide payments services for more than ten years, Fire is a member of numerous payment schemes and networks. The team has decades of payment expertise and experience and some of the largest financial institutions in the world work with Fire. Fire is a principal issuer of Mastercard® debit cards and an approved provider of Faster Payments, Bacs, Direct Debits, SEPA and Open Banking.