fire.com Founder & CEO Colm Lyon appointed to UK Finance Payments Product and Service Board.
July 18, 2018
Colm Lyon, the Founder & CEO of fire.com has been appointed to the Payments Product and Service Board (PSB) of UK Finance – the UK’s leading trade organisation for the finance and banking industry. Colm has worked in the financial services sector for over twenty-five years and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new role representing Digital Payment Service Providers (PSPs).
About UK Finance
UK Finance is a trade association which was formed on 1 July 2017 to represent the finance and banking industry operating in the UK. It represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation brings together most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.
About Colm Lyon
Colm is the Founder & CEO of fire.com, a digital account provider to business and personal customers across the UK and Ireland. He has previously held positions as Founder & CEO of Realex Payments, who were acquired by Global Payments in 2014, while undertaking roles in trade associations such as Director and Chairman of the Fintech Association of Ireland and Head of the Irish Internet Association.
Colm Lyon said, “I am delighted to be joining the UK Finance Payments Product and Service Board, representing Digital Payment Service Providers, in what is a very exciting time for payments and the broader financial services sector, not only in the UK, but across the globe. UK Finance plays a vital role in fostering innovation within the industry and the emergence of new payments organisations will inevitably drive better outcomes for consumers – individuals and businesses – and I am excited to be a part of that.”