In response to market demand for its end-to-end prepaid and debit solutions, European e-money solutions providers Contis Group has enhanced its domestic and international capabilities with the addition of five strategic hires.
These appointments follow the company’s service expansion in 2012 which gave Contis total ownership of all implementation and programme management processes to launch and operate a prepaid or debit card initiative. Since then, the Group’s customer footprint has grown to encompass new sectors and territories as it advocates the benefits of working with a single partner that can service all prepaid and debit card requirements under one roof.
“2013 is a big year for us,” comments Mike Fromant, Managing Director, Contis Group. “Our acquisitions and strategic repositioning work has moved the business up the value chain and is increasing the size and value of our client base. Contis is engaged in deals with credit unions to serve the unbanked community, private sector organisations across Europe to streamline corporate expenses systems and large retail holding companies to service gift card, loyalty and rewards programmes.”
The company has bolstered its sales, customer services and marketing teams in this latest recruitment drive. Chris Cresswell joins Contis as Sales and Business Development Director. Furthermore, Customer Services Advisor, Renata Burdon, has joined from Eurobank EFG. Alexis Wilson and Andy Ireland both join as Marketing Executives.
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