Open banking solution Yapily has appointed Tanya Ziv as chief operating officer as it targets further growth in the UK and Europe.

With over 15 years of experience leading compliance and risk departments in the FinTech and payments space, as well as M&A law, Ziv joins the leadership team to build a solid operational core and support the development of the team.

During her previous tenure as chief compliance officer at Currencycloud, the international payment solutions provider recently acquired by Visa, Ziv built the compliance and operations functions. She previously held roles at scaleups including Lebara and eTORO.

Yapily, whose customers include Zilch, Pleo, Intuit and Tide, achieved strong growth in the first quarter.

“I believe that open banking is the future. Moving money should not be as complicated and slow as it is today,” said Ziv. “There are too many parties involved in each and every transaction, all of whom are taking bites out of those funds. 

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“With all the innovation and technical capabilities available today, this shouldn’t be an issue anymore. Open banking is perfectly set up to solve this problem – and I believe it is the right path forward. That is one reason I seized the opportunity to join a scaleup with a clear mission to help fintechs and merchants embrace open banking.

“I also look forward to working with Stefano Vaccino as a founder that I not only believe in but whom I believe my skills and experience will complement. I join at an exciting moment in Yapily’s growth and am ready to throw myself into building a strong and healthy team that will thrive as it scales further.”

Stefano Vaccino, founder and CEO at Yapily, added: ‘’As Yapily gears up for more growth in the second half of the year, it’s vital that we have the best leadership team in place to support the wider team and help drive us forward. 

“Tanya brings a great wealth of experience from the fintech and payments sector, and we look forward to working with her in our mission to create a global open economy that works for everyone through open banking.”

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