Flywire CEO to Discuss Evolution of Cross-Border Payments at Barclays’ US FIG Symposium

BOSTON, Oct. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire CEO Mike Massaro will be a featured speaker this week at the fifth annual US Financial Institution Group (FIG) Symposium sponsored by Barclays. The event takes place on Thursday, October 13th at RISE New York, Barclays’ fintech accelerator and innovation space at 43 West 23rd Street in New York City.

Massaro will participate in a panel discussion on the evolution of payments, featuring financial services technology innovators that are disintermediating the industry with alternative channels and networks. He will be joined on the panel by executives from Circle Internet Financial and Remitly. The session will be moderated by Phil Bowkley, Head of Non-Bank Financial Institutions, Corporate Banking, at Barclays. Discussion topics include new payment technologies and how customers are leveraging them, challenges these technologies create for existing financial services and payment players, and the impact regulations may play in the development of new channels.

About Flywire

Flywire, formerly peerTransfer, is a leading provider of high-ticket payment solutions, connecting educational and healthcare institutions with consumers on six continents. Introduced five years ago as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is now welcomed by almost 1,100 colleges and universities around the world and hospitals in North America. The company has processed billions in payments from 220 countries and territories, in 70 local currencies. Convenient, fast and secure, Flywire’s scalable 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 and Manchester, UK; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; and Valencia, Spain. For more information, visit

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

Source: Flywire