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SMi's 2012 Masterclass led by MasterCard and Locke Lord LLP
This masterclass is intended to provide its attendees with the toolkit they need to run, operate and expand a prepaid business across Europe. It will provide insight into the kind of products best suited to the different markets, as well as understanding of the the legal, regulatory and Scheme requirements needed.
Why You Should Attend
Robert Courtneidge will be speaking on the topic: "Review of the current legal Landscape in Europe." This topic will cover:
- Brief Intro about 2EMD
- Look at key issues with 2EMD
- Current state of implementation of 2EMD by country and known country variations.
About The Speakers
Matthew Lanford is a Vice President/Senior Business Leader with the Global Prepaid Product & Solutions Group of MasterCard Worldwide and the Prepaid Product Lead for Europe. Mr. Lanford has regional responsibility for innovation, product development, go-to-market strategy and commercialization of the MasterCard prepaid portfolio of products.
Previously based in the US, Mr. Lanford successfully managed MasterCard’s commercial prepaid strategy and suite of prepaid healthcare solutions, including the development and implementation of innovative initiatives such as real-time substantiation of healthcare purchases on MasterCard prepaid cards.
Mr. Lanford has over 20 years of experience in the payments industry. Prior to joining MasterCard, he was a director at Citigroup Corporate Investment Bank Global Transaction Services responsible for health savings accounts product management. Before joining Global Transaction Services he managed new product development activities for Citishare, Citigroup’s global ATM and PIN POS debit transaction processing business.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lanford held positions in Budapest, Hungary and the United States with Euronet Worldwide, Inc. a global provider of payment network, mobile and software solutions, managing the company’s European ATM operations center and software development team. He also held product development positions with ARYSYS, Inc., a software solutions provider of ATM, POS and card processing products. He has a Bachelor of Science - Computer Science degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Robert Courtneidge is Locke Lord’s Global Head of Cards and Payments. He is noted for his knowledge and experience in the e-money area, where is has acted on matters for major financial institutions around the world, including Citibank, JP Morgan, GE Bank, Morgan Stanley, American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club as well as technology providers including Facebook, Amazon, Disney, Money Supermarket and Yahoo. He has more than 20 years of experience in the cards and payment systems and is skilled in all aspects of consumer finance issues, including consumer protection, banking regulation and compliance and data protection.
Mr. Courtneidge works closely with The Payments Council, HM Treasury and the Financial Services Association and other compliance and industry bodies to ensure compliance for his clients. He places special emphasis on working with high tech industries and products in the financial services industry, embracing new technological and legislative/regulatory developments. Many of his clients have new products, and he is able to guide them in the process of bringing them to the market.
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