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Simon Thompson

Commercial Market Development, Visa

Simon is responsible for Visa’s commercial market development in the British and Irish markets. In this capacity he works with card issuers, acquirers, merchants and technology partners to unlock new transaction pools for commercial cards.

With nearly twenty years’ experience in the payments industry, Simon has held leadership roles with both issuers and acquirers, such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, Diners’ Club and American Express.

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Author's Latest Articles

November 16, 2016

The sharing economy and managed travel

The sharing economy has revolutionised the way many of us book and consume travel services such as taxis and accommodation for personal use – and this is being quickly extended to business travel. But what are the key considerations for businesses wishing to evolve their policies?

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July 07, 2016

Purchasing cards: Improving the purchasing process for your organisation

A daily order of fresh fruit for a school, a £100,000 vehicle and 18,000 timesheets don’t appear to have much in common. In fact, they are all procured and paid for by Leeds City Council as it meets the frontline needs of its citizens. England’s second largest metro council is now using Visa purchasing cards to save money on such transaction. Given the current austerity challenge facing the public sector, it’s a welcome boost.

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