Imran Ali

Director, Payments Consulting

KPMG in the UK

Imran is a Director in our Payments Consulting practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in Payments, having worked at many large banks including HSBC, Citibank, Barclays, and Bank of America.

Imran started his Payments career at VocaLink where he worked on the Bacs technology renewal programme before becoming the Product Lead for the delivery of Faster Payments in the UK. Imran then led the delivery of VocaLink’s Sepa service prior to becoming Innovation Director. After this Imran moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he wrote the bank’s European payments strategy. At Citibank, Imran managed the bank’s UK payment services, as well as being responsible for its European real-time payments strategy. Imran then moved to HSBC where he was the Head of Product UK in their Cash Management division, having responsibility for the bank’s UK payments services.

Throughout his career, Imran has worked on several high-profile industry initiatives such as Sepa, Current Account Switching Service, Image Clearing Service, and the New Payments Architecture. He has sat on the Bacs’ and Faster Payments Boards and has been intimately involved in industry forums and discussions.

Imran has written several blogs and articles about payment issues and developments that interest the market, spoken at industry conferences, and is a listed co-author of “The Paytech Book”.

  • BSc in Chemistry from University of Manchester

  • Payments

  • Product Management

  • Project Management

  • Cash Management

  • Liquidity