We are on a mission to help our members and their businesses. One the ways we are doing this is to give them an opportunity to tell us more about their business and the services they offer, and promote them however we can. Supporting our members is supporting business, and future growth across the industry.
Our first spotlight interview is with Fonix, who is a mobile payments and messaging services provider. Please feel free to reach out to them if you are interested in what they do and want to learn more.
Read the full interview: Fonix Spotlight Member Feature April 2020
All the team at aimm would like to wish all our members and supporters a Happy Christmas, and a good New Year!
Rory, Julia, Andrea and Catherine
HM Treasury have issued their consultation for PSD2 implementation into UK law and most of the representations that we have made to them on behalf of Network Operators and their Intermediaries since January 2016 are reflected in the consultation questions. See https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementation-of-the-revised-eu-payment-services-directive-psdii
AIME are running two workshops for this next week in London.
The workshop with network operator members is to walk through the impact of the proposed regulation on network operators and to discuss our response to their consultation. Networks affected will be those companies who are providing a payment service to their customers as part of a suite of services that includes telecoms. A payment services is simplistically defined as taking a payment from a network customer for a service supplied by a merchant who is not the network.
The purpose of the workshop is to advise what our response will be to Treasury, to summarise our discussion with FCA and to ensure if any individual responses are being made that we align views to steer government as much as possible to reduce or eliminate the cost to the Telecoms industry of this updated financial regulation.
The Network Operator workshop is on 21st February at PSA’s premises, commencing at 14:30 to 16:30 and will also include MobileUK and PSA representatives.
The Intermediaries workshop is on the 22nd February 10.00 – 12.00 at the same location. The workshop will then be used to formulate AIME’s response on behalf of membership and guide members in their responses to Treasury if they so wish. The workshops will focus on the potential impact on Fixed Line and Mobile Operators and the potential impact on Intermediaries.
AIME will issue a discussion paper and draft Treasury response ahead of the meeting.
Please let Andrea know if you are able to attend the workshops and which one you would like to attend. Spaces to both of these workshops are limited to 20 and we kindly request that no more than 2 representatives from each member company attend to allow space for everyone.
AIME is delighted to announce the arrival of Julia Freeman as Head of Business Development and Communications.
Julia has extensive experience in the direct marketing and direct response advertising fields and spent much of her career in London working at key agencies such as Proximity and Rapier.
During her career Julia has worked across most industry sectors including charities.
Julia’s role with AIME will be to develop AIME’s communication strategies both to members and to the external world where AIME and its member services are little known. She will increase PR opportunities for AIME and its members and work with the five mobile operator members on the productisation and merchant awareness of Charge to Mobile.
Julia will also look at market development opportunities with the intention to increase membership and deliver to existing members improvements in their operating environments.
Julia met some of you at the networking event last week and looks forward to meeting other members very soon.
During February we welcome nominations/candidates for the upcoming vacancies on the AIME Board. Each Board member serves a term of two years each before coming up for election. If you wish to apply we ask that they are accompanied by a Bio, Manifesto and a photograph sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to submit your candidacy please ensure that you take the time to read the document about Board Responsibilities.
On 28th February, we will close nominations and ask Members to vote over the next two weeks. Election results will be announced on 17th March.
Members will be asked in March to vote for their favourites of all the nominees. Sponsor members get three votes, Executive Members get two votes and Associate Members get one vote.