About Samee Zafar

Samee Zafar is a Director in EDC’s London office. He has advised some of the largest financial services organisations in Europe and North America on competitive strategy, operations and technology. His expertise covers retail banking, card issuing and acquiring, electronic payments including Internet and mobile payments. Samee has deep experience in helping clients set-up Internet and telephone based direct banking and brokerage operations including the selection and management of technology providers and outsourcing partners. He has written several articles in leading publications, has spoken at conferences, and has recently co-authored a book on payment cards: “Developing and managing a successful payment cards business,” published by Gower. Previously Samee has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Visa International in London and New York. Samee holds a B.Sc in Physics and Mathematics from University of the Punjab in Pakistan, is a chartered accountant, and was a Commonwealth Scholar at the Cass Business School of the City University in London where he received his MBA in Finance.
2nd Feb '17

The Crocodile in The Yangtze – The MoneyGram Acquisition

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: M&A and Transactions, News & Articles|Tags: , |

Deep Blue Sea Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, was famously cautious about competing head-to-head with the world’s largest [...]

3rd Jan '17

How Not To Digitise

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Banks & Issuers, News & Articles|Tags: , |

A noted historian once observed that history is nothing but the unfolding of miscalculation. If this is true, then the [...]

2nd Dec '16

Samee Zafar Speaking To CEE Fintech In Budapest

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Financial Technology, News & Articles|Tags: , , |

Watch Samee Zafar, Director, speaking to CEE Fintech in Budapest. CEE-Fintech matches fintech startups with financial institutions, technological integrators and [...]

30th Nov '16

Blockchain And The Future

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Mobile & Advanced Payments, News & Articles|Tags: |

Getting it wrong Pollsters whose job it is to talk to people and predict the outcomes of elections, sometimes get [...]

30th Sep '16

Can blockchain prevent money laundering?

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Mobile & Advanced Payments, News & Articles|Tags: , |

Money laundering crimes, when discovered, are dealt with a heavy hand by law enforcement authorities. Record penalties and fines have [...]

5th Sep '16

Can Blockchain Prevent Cybercrime?

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Financial Technology, News & Articles|Tags: |

Can blockchain or distributed ledger technologies help prevent attacks on the world’s critical financial systems? Banks use standardised electronic messages, [...]

19th Aug '16

The Curious Case Of Death Of Small Business

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Digital Banking, News & Articles|Tags: |

As much as 50% of small businesses do not survive their first year of operation and an overwhelming majority are [...]

10th Jul '16

How Deep is your Disruption?

By | July 10th, 2016|Categories: Financial Technology, News & Articles|Tags: |

Close to customer For Fintech stars that have reached or or are at the point of reaching the fabled Unicorn [...]

19th Jun '16

The New Digital Commerce

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Financial Technology, News & Articles|Tags: , , |

Apps to apathy Websites and point and click menus are designed for computer screens. Client-side applications, or Apps – small [...]

19th May '16

2016 Advanced Payments Report

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Reports & White Papers|

Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), the global strategy consultancy, released their 10th Advanced Payments Report 2016 (APR 2016), sponsored by [...]

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