Francisco Alvarez-Evangelista

Francisco Alvarez-Evangelista

Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Card Products (Credit, Debit, and Prepaid), Digital Wallets

Francisco Alvarez-Evangelista is an Advisor in Aite-Novarica’s Retail Banking & Payments practice. Francisco covers prepaid, debit, challenger banks, and other alternative banking products.

Francisco has several years of experience in the financial services sector, primarily in anti-money laundering compliance and business development roles in banking. Prior to joining Aite-Novarica, Francisco was a sales analyst for one of the largest prepaid issuing banks in the country, where he conducted lead vetting, operations support, proposal writing, program manager implementations, and other strategic functions across the extensive payments landscape. He also co-founded the bank’s diversity and inclusion employee-resource group and led it for two years.

Francisco has been quoted across various industry publications, including American Banker, NerdWallet, MarketWatch, Mobile Payments Today, and Banking Dive. Francisco graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from South Dakota State University at 19. He was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society and received the Schultz-Werth Award, SDSU’s highest undergraduate research recognition. He is based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and is fluent in Spanish and English. In his free time, Francisco enjoys reading, hiking, cycling, traveling, and participating in local community advocacy groups in his hometown.

Webinars

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Clients, please be sure to login to view the full on-demand recording of the webinar. If you’re not a client and you’re interested in viewing the on-demand recording of the webinar, please click here. [Recording Available] Keeping an eye on fintech vendors in todays market...
Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. ET
Clients, please be sure to login to view the full on-demand recording of the webinar. If you’re not a client and you’re interested in viewing the on-demand recording of the webinar, please click here. [RECORDING AVAILABLE] Join Aite-Novarica Group Retail Banking & Payments...

Blogs

September 26, 2022
Call it the banking speech heard around the fintech world. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu’s September 7th speech at the TCH + BPI Annual Conference—and his commentary regarding the potential systematic risks under-regulated fintechs place on the U.S. financial system—reverberated across the bank and tech world. The cause and effect of his language is consequential, but how did we...
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February 16, 2022
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) vendors and their solutions have exploded in popularity in recent years, propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and rapid digital-commerce growth. It’s almost impossible nowadays to go to a store or visit a merchant’s website without seeing a banner or widget to buy now and pay later—usually in fixed-interest-based or interest-free installments—with an increasing, sometimes...
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