Barclaycard Appoints New Head Of Strategic Product Management
on: October 20, 2009, 3:57 am
has appointed Jim Wadsworth as its Head of Strategic Product Management
for Prepaid. In his new role, Jim will be responsible for driving
forward Barclaycard's prepaid card activities in the public and
joins Barclaycard from JP Morgan where, for the past two years,
he was responsible for developing and launching its prepaid and
card offerings in the UK and Europe. Prior to this role, Jim
was Chief Marketing Officer of Simpay, the pan-European mobile
payment initiative and has also held the position of head of m-commerce
at Vodafone UK.
on his appointment, Jim, a former board director of the Prepaid
International Forum, said: "I'm excited by Barclaycard's
commitment to payment innovation and am looking forward to leveraging
Barclaycard's extensive commercial payments activities by developing
new prepaid products for both the public and private sector."
August 2009, Barclaycard published figures about their customer
numbers that showed that it has 11.9m UK customers, 11.8m international
customers and 88,000 retailer/merchant relationships. In addition
to the UK, Barclaycard operates in the United States, Europe,
Africa and the Middle and Far East.
also issues charge and credit
cards to corporate customers and the UK Government. Barclaycard
partners with a wide range of organisations across the globe to
offer their customers or members payment options and credit cards.
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Global and Retail Commercial Banking
division, is a leading global payment business which helps consumers,
retailers and businesses to make and accept credit card payments
flexibly, and to access short-term credit when needed.
company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is
at the forefront of developing viable contactless
and mobile payment schemes for today and cutting edge forms of
payment for the future.
new pre-application tool provides even further added value to
increase customer confidence. The application will be approved
before they apply, and they will be able to check their likely
eligibility with the new pre-application
check - without the need to make a full application.
were the first to provide online banking and now more than 800,000
customers regularly use the online account facility. Customers
can use their Barclaycard to pay for goods and services in more
than 22 million places in over 200 countries and can withdraw
cash from over 600,000 ATMs and banks worldwide
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