Points’ President Christopher Barnard Named One of 100 Most Influential Leaders in FinTech
Barnard joins the ranks of leaders from Google, Apple, Amazon, Alipay, Paypal and Visa in the HotTopics FinTech100
Christopher Barnard, president and co-founder of Points (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM) a global leader in loyalty currency management, has been named to the Hot Topics FinTech100, which recognizes the 100 most influential leaders in the financial technology space globally. The list, which includes leaders at companies such as Shopify, Bank of America and Square, identifies executives who have led their organizations to make a significant impact on the ways consumers interact with money through digital platforms. Barnard is one of two executives leading a Canada-based company to make the list.
“Being named to this list is a great honor personally but really more reflective of the impact Points is making in the FinTech space,” said Barnard. “As more consumers transact and manage their money digitally, and as loyalty programs continue to be one of the fundamental drivers of commerce, it’s our mission to make the world’s loyalty currencies as relevant and accessible as possible. We believe that this leads to both increased value and engagement for everyone.”
Points’ Loyalty Commerce Platform is a world leading open e-commerce platform that offers transaction-level opportunities to power products and services that allow loyalty programs to drive increased revenue and member engagement. Along with powering a range of private label products for individual loyalty programs, the newly launched Points Loyalty Wallet offers developers from any size organization the ability to integrate sanctioned transaction-level access into dozens of loyalty programs representing hundreds of millions of consumers. The 2015 Hot Topics FinTech100 is available here. To learn more about Points and its loyalty commerce platform, visit www.Points.com.
Points, publicly traded as Points International Ltd. (TSX:PTS)(Nasdaq:PCOM), provides loyalty eCommerce and technology solutions to the world's top brands to power innovative services that drive increased loyalty program revenue and member engagement. With a growing network of over 50 global loyalty programs integrated into its unique Loyalty Commerce Platform, Points offers three core private or co-branded services: its Buy Gift and Transfer service retails loyalty points and miles directly to consumers; its Points Loyalty Wallet service offers any developer transactional access to dozens of loyalty programs and their hundreds of millions of members via a package of APIs; and its Points Travel service helps loyalty programs increase program revenue from hotel bookings, and provides more opportunities for members to earn and redeem loyalty rewards more quickly. Points is headquartered in Toronto with offices in San Francisco and London.