Tony Craddock

Director General
The Payments Association

Enthusiastic leader of the world’s most influential trade association in payments, a lively public speaker and avid networker, Tony is passionate about payments and the difference it can make to lives everywhere.  

Tony shares his knowledge derived from 20 years in payments and his evangelical zeal for innovation when speaking and chairing conferences, publishing books and white papers, or enrolling payments leaders to join The Payment Association’s collaboration network.  

Tony frequently invests in early-stage payments companies, helping them to win in a highly competitive payments ecosystem. He founded The Payments Association in 2010 to promote the UK as global hub for payments innovation and the interests of its 250+ members in the UK, EU and Asia, which include banks, card schemes, PSPs, issuers, processors, acquirers and legal experts, who all come together to drive collective industry change.  

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