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About us

Who we are

CashFlows aims to maximise payment acceptance for our customers and partners through more right-first-time sales, fewer declines and disputed sales. We do this through a combination of our purpose-built technology, innovation and expertise.

Our customers and partners experience this in action in many ways. From our willingness to understand their problems to our tenacity in resolving them. From our speed at on-boarding new customers to our continuous improvement philosophy. Not to mention our secure, world-class innovation and technology.

A brief history

In 2010 the CashFlows brand was created. Following authorisation from the FCA as an electronic money institution in 2011, we became one of the first independent UK payments institutions to be accepted as a principal member of both Visa and Mastercard. We’ve been offering merchant account services to customers across the European Economic Area (EEA) ever since.

From the beginning, CashFlows has made a significant investment in infrastructure to deliver an industry-leading payments platform. Our cloud-based solution is highly cost-effective, fast, scalable and secure.

We’re not a one-size-fits-all payments processor. We value partnership and our growth has been fuelled by our willingness to adapt to customer needs and our ability to partner for success. It’s these philosophies that helped us get onto the Fast Track 100 ladder in 2016.

CashFlows has continued to invest heavily in people, including targeted appointments from key players in the industry.

Private equity fund manager Pollen Street Capital is a majority investor in CashFlows. Pollen Street Capital focuses on investing in high-quality businesses operating within the financial services sector.

A benefit of being part of the Pollen Street Capital portfolio is access to PSC’s hub network, a trusted resource for partner companies to leverage synergies, facilitate innovation and share best practice in a fast-changing environment.

 

About Pollen Street Capital

Pollen Street Capital is an independent alternative asset investment management company focused on the financial and business services sectors, with significant experience in speciality finance.  It was established in 2013 and now has £2.6bn assets under management across private equity and credit strategies.  Investors include leading pension funds, asset managers, banks and family offices from around the world.  Pollen Street Capital has offices in London and NY.

In financial and business services, technological innovation and changing consumer behaviours are creating opportunities to build specialist businesses that serve well-defined target markets. Pollen Street Capital uses its deep experience to help its partner companies take advantage of these opportunities and build high growth, sustainable businesses that deliver a compelling proposition to their customers within carefully selected markets.

Besides CashFlows, Pollen Street Capital's portfolio includes the following companies:

BidX1 Online auction platform for residential and commercial property.
BIK Full-service platform for corporate motor insurance in Poland.
Foreign Currency Direct Leading specialist provider of international payments.
Miles Smith Specialist insurance solutions for niche markets and high-risk industries.
Vision Blue Leading provider of software solutions for credit and debt recovery sectors.
Capitalflow Ireland's fastest growing specialist business lender - enabling SMEs to grow.
1st Stop Finance Customer-focused lending - unsecured personal loans, car finance & secured loans for homeowners.
Shawbrook Bank UK challenger bank providing best-in-class products and services to over 100,000 customers.

Our leadership team

Amanda Mesler

CEO

Amanda joined CashFlows in 2019. Most recently, she was the CEO and board director of Earthport, a leading cross border payments company, leading the transformation and growth and sale of the company to Visa. Amanda has held executive leadership positions as CEO, COO, Chief Client Officer, and Corporate Strategy Officer. Her experience expands all major business areas, such as Operations, Strategy, M&A, Marketing, Sales, Partnerships & Alliances, Consulting, Supply Chain, and Services and Support.

Martin Belsham

Executive Chairman

Martin joined CashFlows as in 2017. He is a financial services veteran bringing a wealth of experience from the banking sector and expertise in executing company turnaround strategies. Prior to joining CashFlows Martin was the CEO of City Index. He was also Founder and CEO of online betting and gaming company Blue Square, leading the company through its acquisition by The Rank Group.

 

 

Jonathan Bennett

CCO

Jonny joined CashFlows as Chief Commercial Officer in August 2016, responsible for product, sales and marketing. He has more than a decade of experience in the financial services sector and has held a number of senior executive and management roles at major companies, including Travelex, American Express and Mastercard. Prior to joining CashFlows, Jonny was Chief Commercial Officer at Kalixa Payments Group.

Julian Leigh

CFO

Julian joined CashFlows as Chief Financial Officer in February 2018, responsible for CashFlows financial operations and human resources. He has spent most of his career in the financial services and digital sectors, having worked at HSBC, PartyGaming and the Kalixa Payments Group. Prior to joining CashFlows Julian was the Chief Financial Officer at RationalFX and Xendpay.

Mat Peck

CTO

Mat has spent 20-plus years in senior technical leadership positions in technology companies. He is particularly experienced in developing R&D and information security functions within companies, ranging from start-ups to large enterprises. Prior to joining CashFlows, Mat was the Chief Technology Officer at iCheque Network Limited, where he re-engineered the technology platform. Mat holds an MSc in computing science from Imperial College London.

Irakli Menabde

CAO

Irakli joined Cashflows in September 2017, as Chief Analytics Officer. Having worked at GCF, I2BF, Shell, and Refco, Irakli brings over ten years of global finance and asset management related skillsets. Irakli’s expertise and interest in analytical and portfolio optimisation modelling stems from setting up a number of equity and derivative & trading investment desks in previous roles. Irakli is an EMBA candidate at Said Business School (Oxford University), holds two Masters of Science (MSc.) degrees from the Cass Business School (City University London, University of London), in Energy, Trade and Finance and a second MSc. from Copenhagen Business School in Finance and Strategic Management.

Careers

CashFlows has all of the advantages of a FinTech start-up: a fast-paced working environment, limited bureaucracy, purpose-built technology stack and the freedom to innovate from the customer forwards.

We look after our people with a generous pay and benefits package, including life assurance, income protection, childcare vouchers, medical insurance and pension.

What’s more, there are wellbeing benefits, such as discounted gym membership and Pilates classes, plus onsite subsidised massage clinics. Our hours are flexible and everyone is entitled to 25 days holiday a year. We're always looking for great people to join our friendly team.

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