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Tony Craddock

Emerging Payment Association

Director General

United Kingdom



Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association

An enthusiastic business leader of the UK’s most influential trade association in payments, a lively public speaker and avid networker, Tony is passionate about payments and the difference emerging payments can make to lives everywhere.

Tony champions payments technologies globally and shares his deep payments knowledge, borne from a decade of working in the payments industry, and evangelises new innovations – through speaking and chairing at conferences, publishing books and white papers, or enrolling payments leaders to join him in his mission to improve lives everywhere.

A serial entrepreneur; Tony invests in many early stage payments and PayTech companies – enabling them to grow and proliferate in a highly competitive payments ecosystem.

Tony conceived and launched the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) in 2012, where he is Director General. The EPA promotes the UK as global hub for payments innovation and the interests of the EPA’s 130+ members, which include banks, card schemes, PSPs, issuers, processors, acquirers, who all come together to drive collective industry change.