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DECTA appoints industry veteran for UK growth strategy
By Sean Mitchell
Tue, 21st Mar 2023

DECTA, a leading provider of end-to-end payment infrastructure, announces it has ramped up its strategy for UK growth, appointing Scott Dawson as Head of Sales and Strategic Partnerships.

Scott is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience and will be tasked with further strengthening the UK’s business development, relationship management, marketing, and operations teams, as well as building on the success already achieved locally in the UK. DECTA will also continue to provide its technical solutions on a global basis while continuing to grow its acquiring, POS & Issuing services in the UK.

DECTA, a leading provider of end-to-end payment infrastructure, has ramped up its strategy for UK growth, appointing Scott Dawson as Head of Sales and Strategic Partnerships. The payments company offers services such as acquiring, BIN sponsorship & white label card issuing, a white label payment gateway, 3DS, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, and technical payment processing to a wide range of mid-low risk merchants, banks, and payment service providers (PSPs) across many sectors, including but not limited to eCommerce, hospitality, construction, ticketing, furniture and travel.

Dawson, an industry veteran of more than 20 years, will be tasked with further strengthening the UK’s business development, relationship management, marketing, and operations teams, as well as building on the success already achieved locally in the UK. Previously, he served as Commercial Director at Neopay, while he’s also held fraud management positions at PSI Holdings and Neteller, before becoming Senior Fraud Manager and then Business Development Manager at ClickandBuy, which was acquired by Deutsche Telekom.

Since his recent appointment, the UK HQ has seen tremendous growth, with its personnel expected to more than double by the end of this year – while its new, larger London premises will help facilitate its rapid expansion plans. As well as the team, DECTA will also seek to grow its regulated payment services – including acquiring & issuing – in the UK while continuing to provide technical solutions on a global scale. Having initially identified the opportunity in the UK before the global pandemic, the company is now well positioned to accelerate its technology and expertise across the region.

“I’m incredibly excited to have joined DECTA and be heading up the team that will grow our presence in the UK. Our product offering is broad, deep and flexible, which means we have everything required to succeed in the region. I believe we have a robust strategy for strong growth in 2023 and I’m looking forward to working with the team to execute it.” said Scott Dawson, Head of Sales and Strategic Partnerships at DECTA.

“The key to our success to date has been a laser focus on our technology. We consistently optimise our solutions to ensure our offering is always best in class and aligned with exciting new trends in fintech, such as open banking and embedded finance. As well as growing the business with our current products and services, we have been working on exciting new projects which we cannot wait to launch throughout this year.” he added.

DECTA provides end-to-end payment infrastructure, from acquiring to issuing and processing, but unlike other players in the crowded payments marketplace they offer bespoke-as-standard solutions aimed at making payments accessible to everyone. Its value chain includes FCA authorisation as an Authorised E-Money Institution (reference number 900592), principle membership with Mastercard and Visa, certified processor for Unionpay International, and multiple payment methods throughout the UK.

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