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Contis Group Appoints Skrill’s ex-COO as its Group Chief Executive Officer

London, 22 March 2016:  Contis Group, the fast growing alternative banking and payments company today announces the appointment of Thomas Gregory as Group CEO.

Thomas Gregory joins Contis Group from Skrill, the London-based global payment processor and eWallet group recently acquired by Optimal Payments for $1.2bn and rebranded as Paysafe Group.  He previously worked in a number of senior roles in organisations including PayU, Barclaycard, Barclays, and FirstCaribbean Bank.

Peter Cox, Chairman and Founder of Contis, says “We are delighted to welcome Thomas to Contis Group as our new CEO.  The company is currently growing at over 15% a month, and this appointment is a statement of our commitment to continue to drive to be a market leader bringing innovative solutions to the personal and SME alternative banking and payments sector, as well as developing a leadership team of outstanding calibre.

I know Thomas will add significant leadership, structure, depth of knowledge and energy to what is already an award-winning business across the UK and Europe.  I look forward to working with him to continue to drive our market penetration and scale, offering our clients access to global banking and payment networks through Contis owned licenses and technology.

I, my fellow management and shareholders welcome this appointment and are looking forward to his involvement in our future dynamic growth plans.” 

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More about Contis Group

Contis was founded in 2008 as an investment company focusing on alternative payments by Peter Cox.  Since then it has acquired and developed a number of subsidiaries to deliver a single point of excellence in the alternative banking and payments industry.

Contis is a Principal Member of Visa Europe, has a full FCA issued E-Money License passported across the EEA, and owns it’s own Visa certified processing platform supported by a powerful development center in India, where half of Contis’s talent is based.  Contis also has developed its own loyalty platform which can deliver points or cash back solutions on the back of customer’s card or banking payments.  Contis platforms and operations are certified PCI-DSS level one thus giving comfort to their blue chip clients across the world.

Contis is pursuing an aggressive marketing and sales campaign, commencing with its debut at Money2020 and other major trade shows through 2016 confident of its’ many years of experience and solid customer backing to drive deal flow.

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