US payments: Smart, episode six, PAAY and Paya in View from the Top

Jodan Ledford is the US CEO of Smart, providers of Smart Pension, a pensions and retirement technology business. He advises that, despite the challenging global environment, 2020 was “an outstanding year for Smart.”

There are plenty of defining years in the history books, and as 2020 draws to a close, it’s almost certain that the global pandemic will ensure that this year is featured prominently. With events cancelled, launches delayed, and country-wide lockdowns, the way we work has changed forever. Still, for financial technology and surrounding industries, this was also a year of challenge and opportunity.

This December, The Fintech Times is asking industry leaders for their ‘View from the Top’ to gain an insight into the decisions behind the last 12-months. Today, we’re looking at the issue of US Payments, hearing from Jodan Ledford, John Mitchell, Yitz Mendlowitz and Andrea Kando on their 2020 thoughts, plus a look ahead to 2021. Will there be a Happy New Year? Read on…

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About Smart

Smart is a global savings and investments technology provider. Its mission is to transform retirement, savings and financial well-being, across all generations, around the world.

Smart partners with financial institutions (including broker-dealers, RIAs, retirement providers, insurers, asset managers, banks) and financial advisers to deliver retirement savings and income solutions that are digital, customized, and cost-efficient.

Smart, founded in the UK, operates in the USA, Europe, Australia and the Middle East with close to a million savers entrusting over $3 billion** in assets on the platform. Smart supports its clients with a 650 strong global team and saw over 2,000%* growth in assets on its platform since 2018.

Legal & General, J.P. Morgan, the Link Group, Barclays, Natixis Investment Managers, Chrysalis Investments, and DWS Group are all investors to date in Smart.

For more information, please visit www.smartretire.com

Media Contact for Smart:

Jacqueline Silva
Caliber Corporate Advisers for Smart
Jacqueline@calibercorporate.com