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February 14, 2020Blog Posts

Santander Hires Former Apple Pay Exec to Lead P2P Payments

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An executive formerly working on Apple’s payments products has joined Banco Santander.

Trish Burgess joins the Spain-based multinational as the new global head of Peer-to-Peer Payments and will direct its expansion of digital payments services globally. Burgess worked at Apple for 4.5 years, where she helped lead the launches of both Apple Card and Apple Pay.

The news marks Burgess’ return to Santander, having held a role in securities at the bank from 2007 to 2010. Since then, she’s held senior roles at BNP Paribas and Visa. Her education includes finance and marketing and electronics with a focus on telecoms.

At Santander, Burgess will report to Chirag Patel, global head of Santander Digital Payments, and will target improved user experiences and growing the adoption of P2P payments “to foster an international payment network,” the banks says.

“Trish’s appointment as head of P2P highlights our commitment to delivering best-in-class payments solutions for our customers.” said Patel. “We know that innovation is powered by the most talented people, and we welcome Trish’s wealth of payment experience.”

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