Nicholds, in his new role, will drive and oversee the company’s next phases of business growth.

Nicholds has worked in the payments space for 20 years. Starting as head of consumer cards at Natwest, he went on to join for Mastercard in 2000 as UK country manager then SVP/head of sales and marketing for Europe. Jeremy joined Visa in 2006 to drive business growth and from 2014 led their mobile business unit, overseeing the arrival of Apple Pay and other Pay programmes into Europe. Since leaving Visa, Jeremy has taken advisory roles across multiple businesses including Yoyo Wallet, Yello, 118118 Money, Vipera and was Deputy Chairman for SafeCharge.

Nicholds says: “In this increasingly digital world businesses are reviewing their payment processes to ensure they are fit for purpose – ensuring the best possible experience for their customers who are increasingly transacting on the move. They are selecting the payments partner that provides superior technology, a reliable support structure and fairer pricing. Judopay excels in these areas and therefore this is an incredibly exciting time to compete.
Judopay has concentrated on a mobile first offering since inception and is now ahead of the market as businesses focus on delivering a one click, one tap or one swipe mobile experience. The m-commerce industry is set to be valued at $2trilion by 2020 and Judopay is set to play a major role.”

The company had appointed Ryan Farley as CEO from May 2017.