Alastair Thompson

Alastair Thompson is the Head of Business Development at TransferWise.

TransferWise is a financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money across borders. With a simple money transfer platform and borderless accounts, it makes managing your money quick, easy and painless. TransferWise customers send over £2bn every month using the service, saving themselves £2m every day. It’s attracted $397m from investors such as world’s largest VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and Sir Richard Branson.

Prior to starting TransferWise, Alastair spent ten years at international payment solutions provider Earthport PLC. Here Alastair worked across multiple functions, including managing operations and treasury through product design and analysis, client solutions and onboarding.


How to win at international payments.

Sending and receiving money internationally is confusing. How much am I being charged? How much will be received? How long will it take? Was my reference included? Why can’t this be easy? Alastair will take you through his learnings from 12 years of working in international payments so you can become an expert in 30 minutes and get the best for your business.

Alastair Thompson will be speaking in the following theatres:

Theatre 8 - Wednesday 11.45 - 12.15: How to win at international payments.


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