Payments

Arkwright traces its roots to the Nordics, renowned as the home of the world’s first cashless society. We have helped to shape the development of digital payments strategies and products, such as mobile payments and new acceptance solutions. Today, we are shaping business and operating models along the entire payment value chain worldwide, and all payment channels including cash collection.

With excellent industry experience, our partners offer comprehensive expertise in retail and corporate payments, open banking and digital convergence. They accompany our clients on their ongoing evolutionary journey through the payment and FinTech ecosystem, commercial business, government payments, financial inclusion and digital ID.

In addition to a fresh, cross-industry and global perspective on innovative developments, we have earned a reputation for improving performance based on tailored problem-solving as well as focused tools and frameworks, such as Scheme-Fee Management Optimisation, ATM Business Model Optimisation, Pre-delinquency Management and Digital ID Model Design.

Our clients include large international and medium-sized regional organisations right down to industry, institutional and start-up investors:                                                       

  • Banks and mono line issuers, account interfaces and third-party payment providers (AISPs / PISPs)

  • Payment schemes and account-to-account payments infrastructure
  • Merchant acquirers, aggregators, network service and online-payment service providers
  • Payment processors
  • Retailers and loyalty-scheme providers Governments and NGOs
  • Digital identity service providers (DISP)
  • Private equity and institutional investors
  • Suppliers to the payments and banking industries

Examples of typical projects:                                                

  • Growth and market entry, product and corporate strategies
  • Restructuring of payments businesses such as issuing, acquiring and processing
  • Conceptual preparation and management of complex migration projects
  • Efficiency improvement and digitalisation of core processes
  • Vendor selection for providers of identity services, aggregators, processors, service providers
  • Due diligence, business valuation and transaction support

 INDUSTRY REPORT

 From Platforms To Ecosystems

Describing business models that investors and board members around the world seek to emulate. These types of businesses benefit from higher price-to-earnings on account of their superior performance compared to so-called linear business models. 

INDUSTRY REPORT

Managing Merchant Credit Risk

Economic activity has been severely impacted by business closures as well as diminished consumer purchasing power due to furlough and job losses. As businesses start to reopen, commerce will return.

 INDUSTRY REPORT

Open Banking Industry Dynamics a European Perspective

While supporting banks and new entrants with the development of Open Banking strategies in Europe, Arkwright has mapped the providers landscape across the value chain for over three year.

INDUSTRY REPORT

New report explores digital identity success in the Nordics

Report reveals banks as the key to digital identity success. Digital identity is also an opportunity to solve banking’s existential crisi

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Digital Currencies in Cashless Societies

Developments and Challenges Associated with Central Bank Issued Digital Currencies – the Case of Sweden’s Proposed e-Krona.

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Breaking the non-transparency of scheme fees (2016)

By developing a controlling tool capable of modelling around 98% of Visa’s scheme fees, Arkwright found strong lock-in effects, significant economies of scale and derived guidelines for strategic.

Industry professionals

Claes Green

Associate Director
Stockholm
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Dr. Bernd Wiskemann

Founding Director
Hamburg / Oslo
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Francesco Burelli

Associate Director
Hamburg
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Frank Wunderlich

Director
Hamburg
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Jerrit de Vries

Associate Director
Hamburg
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Malte Wolf

Associate Director
Hamburg
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Steven Jacob

Director
Hamburg
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