Alastair Lukies, CBE

Pollinate and Mastercard announce global commercial partnership

Pollinate and Mastercard announce global commercial partnership

Pollinate and Mastercard announce global commercial partnership   Pollinate, the software business that is reinventing merchant acquiring for banks, have agreed to a strategic partnership with Mastercard that will see them collaborate to bring the latest technology and data insights to banks serving small and medium businesses around the world.   Mastercard works with thousands […]

The Week In Payments: Challenger Banks, NFTs And The End Of Banks’ ‘FinTech Tourism’

The Week In Payments: Challenger Banks, NFTs And The End Of Banks’ ‘FinTech Tourism’

The Week In Payments: Challenger Banks, NFTs And The End Of Banks’ ‘FinTech Tourism’   This week, the world celebrated the ignominious anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic period being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. While it is not quite accurate to hold out March 11, 2020 as the day everything officially […]

Female EdTech Platform SmartPurse Receives Backing From UBS and Goldman Sachs Execs

Female EdTech Platform SmartPurse Receives Backing From UBS and Goldman Sachs Execs

Female EdTech Platform SmartPurse Receives Backing From UBS and Goldman Sachs Execs A leading women’s rights campaigner and prominent female former executives from UBS and Goldman Sachs have joined forces to accelerate the growth of SmartPurse, a money coaching and learning start-up aimed at making financial education affordable and accessible to every woman. Even more […]

Pollinate platform expands its global reach

Pollinate platform expands its global reach

Pollinate platform expands its global reach   National Australia Bank (NAB) is partnering with Pollinate to transform their merchant acquiring offering for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Australia. SMEs are of vital importance to the Australian economy, driving over half of the country’s economic output, and employing two in every three Australian workers. […]

Kalifa review: Fintech industry welcomes ‘invaluable’ tech visa after Brexit

Kalifa review: Fintech industry welcomes ‘invaluable’ tech visa after Brexit

Kalifa review: Fintech industry welcomes ‘invaluable’ tech visa after Brexit Recommendations from the government-commissioned Kalifa review published today have been broadly welcomed by the fintech industry. The UK has been at the forefront of innovation in recent years – the sector represents 10 per cent of the global market and is worth an estimated £11bn […]

Vintro Partners with Dun & Bradstreet
Chair of Africa Council
Prime Minister’s Business Council
Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Advisory Board at SmartPurse   SmartPurse is the money coaching and learning toolbox, inspiring women everywhere to build financial confidence & independence. Alastair is part of the advisory board where his sits amongst many talented women who reflect their company values and target audience.    READ MORE HERE   

Chair of Advisory Board

Chair of Advisory Board

Co-Chairman of Vintro’s Global Advisory Board Vintro, a new digital, global marketplace of business decision makers, is opening its platform to entrepreneurs and innovators who are seeking mentorship, guidance or investment. They launched in June 2020 and are now partnered with the likes of Dun & Bradstreet. READ MORE HERE