I am a seasoned Banking & Payments Consultant. My area of specialty is cross-border payments, and within this arena, I work with B2B, B2C (including mass-payouts) and P2P (home remittances) companies.
I am well versed in various segments of the value chain for x-border funds movement, such as: money transfer licenses, regulatory frameworks, access to MSB friendly banking, correspondent banking relationships, FBO accounts, bank-led sponsorship, licensing coverage, payment networks, card processors, compliance, aggregators, AML/KYC setups and IT infrastructure provider (including mobile money apps).
Intimately versed in the crypto / alt-coins space, especially when it comes to cross-border value transfer including newer, innovative methods involving blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and utility tokens used for cross-border value transfers.
I have years of field experience which I add to continuously by conducting various field studies. I am a firm believer in working out of the comfort zone – to get answers. I subscribe to the theory that ‘data drives decisions’.
My network within the space is well respected and I actively network with regulators, liquidity providers, legal/compliance experts, deal-flow brokers, bankers and top management of various companies.
My clients include Fortune 500 & Fortune 1000 companies, Banks, Trans-Global Multinationals and Small to Medium Financial Services Institutions.
- CEO/Founder, Faisal Khan & Company
- Co-Host, Around The Coin.
- Non-Executive Director, DigitalX
- Advisor, Digital Finance Institute
- Advisor Fintech (Banking & Payments), HippoCorn
- Member of the Board of Advisors for The Identity and Payments Association (IDPay)
- Advisor, Everex.io
- Advisor, Invest2Innovate (i2i)
- Member Board of Directors (Non-Executive, Independent), Taurus Securities
- Advisor: CreditFix
- Non-Executive Board Member, Sender Money Transfer
Where Do I Work?
I work for my own company called Faisal Khan & Company which specializes in Cross-Border Money Transfer and Payment Systems. I’m essentially a payments consultant and an evangelist for digital money (aka Bitcoins and the Blockchain technology)
What Do I Specialize In?
I primarily specialize in cross-border money transmission.
If your project has anything to do with money transfer, remittances, business payments, money transmission laws, money transmitter licenses, store-value (e-money), access to banking, processing partners, payout access, tie-ups, etc. — this is what I do best.
Some of the example clients I work with:
- Money transfer operators trying to gain access to banking
- Fortune 1000, 500 and even Fortune 100 company trying to optimize your international ACH payments
- Licensed Bank wanting to get more international business, remittance tie-ups
- Licensed money transmitter, trying to forge alliances with partners in various countries for remittance payouts
- Payment processor wanting to connect with clients whose payments you would like to process
- Fintech startup looking for advice on how to penetrate a certain market segment
- Individual entrepreneur trying to understand the complex maze of the payments world
- Not-For-Profit entity trying to find the most cost-efficient method to make payments overseas, directly to the end-users
In addition to the world of money transfer, I’m a payments guy, which means, I work with all facets of payments. Some of the areas I work in are:
- Credit & Debit Cards Payment Processing
- Open & Closed Loop Payment Systems
- Payments Facilitator (Payment Service Provider) application, setups and licensing.
- Working with VISA & MasterCard to appoint clients as principal members.
- Value transfer via Bitcoins or other digital currency protocols like Ripple
- Well versant in AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and KYC (Know Your Customer) regulations as laid out by regulators around the world.
- Peer-to-Peer Payment Systems
- Mobile Payments
- Payment Gateways
- Branchless Banking
- Mobile Banking
- Payment Aggregators
- Electronic Payments based on tokenization or gestures
- Correspondent Banking
- Automated Clearing House (ACH) and International ACH
- Global Payment Processing, Gateways, and Payouts
This is what I do best. Contact me or schedule a time on a call, to see how I may be able to assist you.