eWise Taps European Payments Vet for U.K. Expansion

Oct. 25, 2010

Online payments provider eWise has hired an industry veteran to establish a European division of the Denver-based company. John France, a former head of processing sales for Visa Europe, will lead a partnership with U.K.-based electronic payments company to provide a new, safer and more secure online payments solution to the U.K. The partnership will leverage the eWise Online Banking ePayments network, by which consumers shopping online are directed to their own online bank accounts via a merchant’s site and pay for goods or services. “eWise is going through a significant growth phase and we are delighted to have a payments veteran such as John France on board to lead our expansion into the U.K. online payments market,” said eWise Founder & CEO, Alex Grinberg. “eWise is transforming alternative payments with Online Banking ePayments networks that provide a win-win for consumers and the payments industry.” eWise recently completed a $12.1 million funding round to expand operations in four key markets ( CNP Report Aug. 5, 2010 ).