Flywire CEO to Discuss Cross-Border Payment Issues at Innovation Project 2016

BOSTON, March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire CEO Mike Massaro will participate in a panel discussion about the future of payments at Innovation Project 2016 taking place March 16-17 at Harvard University. Hosted by, the event will focus on Payments at The Edge - how payments are enabling commerce at the endpoints of different ecosystems and opportunities.

Massaro will participate on a panel titled Who’s Powering New Rails at The Edge and be joined by some of the leading experts in payments to discuss the viability of existing payment rails and how well equipped they are to take payments to the edge and beyond. The panelists will also debate the promise of faster payments using new currencies and blockchain-based rails vs. the security, efficiency and compliance benefits of enhancing existing payment rails.

Who’s Powering New Rails at the Edge

Thursday, March 17th 8:30 – 9:30 am


  • Hikmet Ersek – CEO, The Western Union Company
  • David Evans – Chairman, Global Economics Group
  • Adrienne Harris - Special Asst. to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, The White House
  • Steve Kirsch – CEO, Token
  • Mike Massaro – CEO, Flywire
  • Hannah Nixon - Managing Director, Payment Systems Regulator
  • Russ Waterhouse - EVP, Product Development and Strategy, The Clearing House

2016 PYMNTS Innovator Awards
Flywire’s global payment platform has also been nominated for a 2016 PYMNTS Innovator Award, one of the industry’s most prestigious recognitions. Flywire is nominated in the Most Invisible Innovation category for its ability to work behind the scenes to connect all the entities involved in large, complex cross-border payments to make these transactions faster, more transparent and more cost-efficient. The platform enables discounted FX rates, total transparency and easy reconciliation with a tailored experience.

Other nominees in the category include Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Travel Pro, clearXchange, Forter and Riskified for Spektra. Winners will be announced on Thursday evening, March 17 at the Innovator Awards dinner.

About Flywire

Flywire, formerly peerTransfer, is a leading provider of high-ticket cross-border payment solutions, connecting institutions on six continents with consumers from around the world. Introduced four years ago as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is now welcomed by almost 900 colleges and universities. The company processes payments on behalf of students from 220 countries and territories, in 70 local currencies. Convenient, fast and secure, Flywire’s scalable cross-border platform accepts bank transfers, online banking, and credit and debit cards − providing currency conversion at exchange rates that can offer significant savings when compared to home-market banks and credit card providers. Committed to a great end-to-end customer experience, the company offers multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as 24/7 online payment tracking.

Flywire is headquartered in Boston, MA with international operations in London, Manchester (UK), Shanghai, China, and Valencia, Spain. For more information, visit

The Innovation Project® and® are not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is the Innovation Project® 2016 a Harvard University program or activity.

Media Contact: Tim Walsh for Flywire/formerly peerTransfer +1 617-512-1641

Source: Flywire