Helen Child

Founder at Open Banking Excellence
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We’re here to shape a global community, a special family with you. One where Open Banking pioneers feel they belong; can share their stories, learn and collaborate with like-minded people. This is a remarkable moment in time. One when we all look back, we’ll remember and be immensely proud of the part we all had to play in making change happen together. We don’t have an Open Banking product to sell or marketing message to position. So, we enjoy a unique, independent and objective perspective, making us the independent arbitrator of an industry debate.

As the Founder of Open Banking Excellence (OBE). I see many parallels with where the Open Banking space is now with when I built a prepaid business, back in the day! I’m the founder and former CEO of the UK’s first E Money License issuer to be awarded Licenses by both MasterCard & Visa.
When we received our EML we were the fifth in the UK and Google was the sixth!! An extraordinary journey!! I’m energised and excited to by the renaissance that’s happening right now in payments, I believe that Open Banking payments should be ubiquitous.

The movement towards Open Finance is simply game changing for us all. Outside of the fascinating world of Open Banking and Open Finance, I’ve sat on the Counsel of Lancaster University, one of the top ten Universities in the UK, and I’m founding member of the Vision Board. A keen cyclist I love nothing more than to start each day with a blast on my bike or alternatively a run on the beach…(and to finish watching the sunset over the Lakeland hills with a cheeky G&T!) I’m exceptionally proud of Team OBE, the work we do behind the scenes, away from the social media spotlight and the global family we’re having fun building with you.

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