Ron van Wezel

Ron van Wezel

Strategic Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Consumer Payments, Digital Wallets, Machine Learning and AI, Open Banking, Payment Regulations, Payments Acceptance Technologies

Ron van Wezel is a Strategic Advisor in Retail Banking & Payments for Aite-Novarica Group, providing research and advisory services to clients globally. His coverage includes payments, open banking, and digital transformation.

Ron is a renowned expert in payments and digital banking. He brings to Aite-Novarica over 30 years of experience in product development and innovation, advising clients on a wide range of topics that includes open banking, digital payments, card issuing and acquiring, account-to-account payments, and digital transformation.

Prior to joining Aite-Novarica, Ron worked in senior roles for financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro. He has an extensive track record in the payments industry, serving on committees and advisory bodies within EPC, EBA, SWIFT, Mastercard, and other institutions, and leading the MobeyForum for six years. Ron is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems.

Ron holds an M.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam and an MBA in International Business from European University. Driven by his curiosity, he keeps up with the latest developments in economics and science, attends classical music concerts and art exhibitions, and, to balance his intellectual endeavors, runs and cycles.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. ET
The arrival of the open API banking economy has increased collaboration and innovation among organizations around the globe. With open APIs enabling banks to safely connect with other financial service providers and FinTechs, there are more opportunities than ever to create new value for customers...
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 11 a.m. ET
Register today and join Aite Group research director Julie Conroy and her expert team for a live one-hour webinar as they identify the top 10 trends that will shape the fraud and anti-money laundering (AML) landscape around the globe in 2021 and beyond. Attend the webinar to: Understand...

Analyst Views

February 27, 2017
On February 23, 2017, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final report on the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) and common and secure communication. The EBA was tasked to develop the RTS under Article 98 of EU Directive 2015/2366 (PSD2). This final report was awaited with anxiety by the market. The consultation document published...
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February 21, 2017
This year’s "FinovateEurope" took place in London on February 7 and 8, 2017, attracting more than 1,500 visitors. Following the tested concept, fintech companies had the opportunity to present their ideas to the audience in a seven-minute pitch. Despite—or perhaps thanks to—the limited time available, most presentations came out crisp and clear. Less is more. Who was expecting young geeks...
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