DIGISEQ, the wearable payments tech pioneer, has appointed Angela Davies as its head of partnerships – financial services, as the company gears up for further rapid expansion in 2023.

Davies has accumulated a wealth of expertise in the payment industry over the past two decades, notching up experience at Oberthur (now IDEMIA), VMC, Paragon ID and, most recently, Thames Technology.

In her new role, Davies will be using her in-depth knowledge and expert connections to help promote DIGISEQ services to banks, issuers, and processors, as well as lend invaluable support to service providers in a bid to grow the company’s already impressive standing in the market and further extend its international reach.

DIGISEQ’s technology provisions the chip inside the wearable item with prepaid contactless functionality, ensuring that customer payments can be made speedily and securely in the same way that contactless card and NFC mobile payments are protected.

The company’s latest announcement comes at an exciting time for wearables as they break into the mainstream market, with banks and brands seeking to deepen connections to their customers and incentivise more transactions through stylish and payment-enabled wearables.

Davies said: “I’m delighted to be joining a company with such great potential, and a team that obviously offers so much when it comes to tech and payment innovation.

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“DIGISEQ have given me the perfect remit – to increase the numbers of banks and issuers that are signed up to DIGISEQ’s digital wallet, using my contacts and reputation within the industry to get in front of those players as quickly as possible.

“With payments driving the use of wearables into other areas, such as ID and access, I truly believe DIGISEQ could be a real game-changer within the industry.

“Once people experience wearables first hand, they cannot fail to see that convenience value, and when you have a product that’s as technically impressive as what DIGISEQ has on offer, that certainly makes life a lot easier.”

Terrie Smith, co-founder and global ambassador at DIGISEQ, said: “The appointment of Angela demonstrates our ambition to reach new markets and serve even more banks and brands.

“With her established expertise, strategic excellence and proven business success, I am confident that Angela will help inspire and drive our vision to accelerate DIGISEQ’s rapid expansions plans and roll-out of its pioneering services both at home and abroad.”

For consumer brands, banks and other businesses looking to get closer to their customers, wearable tech creates countless opportunities to provide truly interactive and immersive experiences.

DIGISEQ’s technology affords customers the freedom and flexibility to choose how they want to pay, and provides opportunities to strengthen customer loyalty through targeted marketing insights and real-time transaction tracking.

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DIGISEQ handles the over-the-air personalisation and payment enablement of the wearable item from end to end, saving brands, banks and OEMs vast amounts of time and money. This also helps businesses and banks to significantly reduce the amount of plastic they use, boosting their environmental and sustainability efforts.