Simon Lyons

Simon is Ex OBIE and now a Standards transformation lead at Pay.UK. During his time at OBIE he was intrinsic in the UK Government delivering their Open Banking effort which has matured to process over £6BN in perfect tax payments. He now continues to work with the standards of Open Banking from Pay.UK where he leads an initiative to deliver a solution to a legacy problem that 45% of the UK workforce faces every single week. Continued engagement with the tax authorities has allowed Simon to assist HMRC in the expansion of Open Banking into areas that have always faced legacy challenges.

I firmly believe that the biggest change I will see in my career in Banking is the availability of standardised APIs. Getting the bank you want not the one you are given is immensely powerful. Starting the banking journey from within existing channels is the shift change. The benefits are clear to see.