19th - 20th March 2024
ExCeL, London

Tony Quirke

Chief Executive Officer
The Payments Practice

Tony is the founder and CEO of ‘The Payments Practice’, a payments consultancy business that advises Fin tech startups and scale ups on electronic money and payments, including card issuing and acquiring, digital money/crypto, international payments, payment scheme membership and regulatory licensing.  

Tony is also the part time CFO of Quetal Capital PLC, a listed investment vechicle with holdings in crypto businesses. 

He is an FCCA qualified accountant and an FCA approved person. He has founded, co-founded and led the M&A activity on several FCA regulated fintech businesses including an International FX payments broker, a digital bank, an acquiring bank, an issuer processor, an issuing bank and a payment services provider.   

Between 2017 and 2019 Tony was the CFO of FairFX Group Plc, subsequently renamed as Equals Group Plc (“Equals”). He was integral to the senior management of the AIM listed business and the raising of £30m equity to fund M&A, investment in infrastructure and organic growth. He also oversaw the M&A transactions involving the acquisitions of two bolt-on businesses. During his tenure at Equals the business grew from annual payments volumes of £1 billion to £3 billion and revenues from £10m to over £30m.  

In 2013, Tony founded Q Money which was subsequently sold to Equals Group Plc. He has very broad experience in fintech projects and in leading internal controls and corporate governance oversight for businesses in this sector.   

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