Pidgin's Kevin Olsen to Present at Nacha Smarter Faster Payments 2023

ATLANTA, Apr. 3, 2023 – Pidgin, a secure, real-time payments platform built for the future of payments, today announced that Kevin Olsen, the company’s SVP of Innovation & Strategy, will present at Nacha Smarter Faster Payments 2023 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel on Sunday, April 16.

With over 20 years of payments expertise, Kevin Olsen, known by many in the industry as the “Payments Professor,” has been invited to present as part of Nacha 2023’s Kick-Start Sessions to inform new and seasoned payments professionals about the latest trends in the industry. Olsen will present his session titled, “What Do Financial Institutions Need for Faster Payments” on Sunday, April 16 at 2:05 p.m. PDT. During his presentation, Olsen will answer the most pressing questions about the various faster payments options, including same-day ACH, real-time payments and FedNow. He will also explore faster payments use cases, potential new product and service offerings, opportunities for cost savings and ways to improve engagement with account holders, and much more.

Nacha Smarter Faster Payments is known as the premier payments conference where industry professionals come to learn about the latest trends in payments. This year’s conference will host more than 120 speaking sessions presented by payments leaders who will provide actionable, cutting-edge education about the future of payments.

“Both businesses and consumers alike are showing significant interest in real-time payments, and many are even willing to pay fees in certain use cases to ensure that recipients can access funds quickly,” said Kevin Olsen, SVP of Innovation and Strategy at Pidgin. “As the demand for faster payments grows and more financial institutions prepare for the upcoming launch of the Federal Reserve’s FedNow service, there is no better time than now for financial institution leaders to learn the many ways that faster payments can benefit their own institution as well as their account holders.”

Olsen continued, “Financial institutions of all sizes should reflect on the unique characteristics of faster payments and the various use cases that will benefit both the institution and the customer, no matter how payments evolve in the future. I’m honored to have the opportunity to speak about this topic at Nacha this year, and to also gain deeper insight from other industry professionals.”

About Pidgin
Pidgin is a new, innovative and secure faster payments ecosystem, enabling financial institutions, business owners and individuals to process transactions faster and with lower fees. Engineered to deliver innovation both today and in the future, no matter how payments evolve, Pidgin allows financial institutions to send and receive faster payments almost instantly, but in a more secure way than virtual wallet alternatives. When using Pidgin, money is kept within the financial institution, as opposed to a holding account owned by a fintech provider.