Santander Appoints Apple’s Trish Burgess As Head of Peer-to-Peer Payments

Santander announced on Thursday it has appointed Trish Burgess as its new Head of Peer-to-Peer Payments. Santander reported that the appointment supports the bank’s commitment to providing customers with “best-in-class payment solutions” as part of its digital transformation.

According to Santander, Burgess joins the Santander team from Apple, where she reportedly was providing direction for the launch of Apple Card, in conjunction with Apple’s and Goldman Sachs’ product, engineering, marketing, and operations teams. She was also responsible for expanding the global launch of Apple Pay in Europe and Asia, enabling e-commerce platforms, and increased Apple Pay’s reach to hundreds of thousands of merchants. Speaking about the appointment, Chirag Patel, global head of Santander Digital Payments, stated:

“Trish’s appointment as head of P2P highlights our commitment to delivering best-in-class payments solutions for our customers. We know that innovation is powered by the most talented people, and we welcome Trish’s wealth of payment experience. Her fresh thinking is invaluable to the team as we forge ahead with our ambition to responsibly serve the financial needs of one billion potential customers and businesses in Europe and the Americas.”

Santander added thatBurgess will report to Patel and will become part of a strong global payments and digital team at the bank which includes a roster of banking and technology executives formerly from companies including Google, Amazon, PayPal, Facebook, and Netflix based in Madrid, London, and Silicon Valley.

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