Who we are

Striding Edge is a strategic payments consultancy led by experienced business influencer Helen Child, specialising in innovative digital and prepaid payment solutions in the new world of open banking. Driven by excellence and passion, our team of experts help demystify the complex, with insight, knowledge and integrity in all we do.

By collaborating and engaging closely with our clients, we provide the clear vision and strategy needed to deliver world class solutions that drive revenues, and results that exceed expectations.

What we do

We’ll support you to thrive within a new era of financial innovation.

Together we’ll define what success looks like, then collaborate with you and your ecosystem to deliver it!

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Our team

The Striding Edge team have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share. An independent group of payment experts from across the industry. Our leading consultant is Helen Child, voted one of the top ten women in prepaid globally.

Helen Child



Having built a Prepaid Issuing Bank, I’m told we were one of the first to be awarded licenses by both Mastercard & Visa. I see many parallels with where the Open Banking space is now, compared with when I built a prepaid business back in the day!  I was privileged to work alongside an exceptionally talented team.  We built a Fintech before it was on trend to do so…

I’m the co-founder of Open Banking Excellence (OBE).  We’re creating a community, one where Open Banking pioneers feel can they belong, share their stories, learn and collaborate together.

I’m energised and excited to by the renaissance that’s happening right now in payments, with Open Banking set to usher in a new era of transformation and transparency.

I believe accelerated business innovation is sustained by coaching & delivering results through an inspired team.

I’ve the pleasure to work with a variety of international clients. I describe my role as collaborating with an executive team to make their plans happen.

Outside of the fascinating world of payments, processing and regulations, I’ve sat on the Counsel of Lancaster University, one of the top ten Universities in the UK, and I’m founding member of the Vision Board.  A keen cyclist, I love nothing more than to start each day with a blast on my bike or alternatively a run on the beach…(and to finish watching the sunset over the Lakeland hills with a G&T!)

Find out what's happening at OBE

We think the best way to learn about the renaissance is to join the Open Banking Excellence community. Here like-minded people unearth discussions and spark debate, that move us all forward.  Talk with the Open Banking Pioneers, hear their stories and share yours with us…

What Is DORA Legislation? A Guide For Banks, Fintechs & Financial Institutions

On September 21, 2023

Inside the Bank of APIs: NatWest and the Evolution of Open Banking

On September 5, 2023

Generating New Issues – Demystifying Generative AI and its Legal Footprint

On August 31, 2023

Open Banking in France: Opportunities, Challenges & Recommendations

On August 29, 2023

The Risks and Rewards of Generative AI In Financial Services

On August 23, 2023

Made in Britain: The world’s first public sector Open Banking use case

On August 9, 2023

Open Banking Can Bridge The Advice Gap and Boost Financial Inclusion

On August 8, 2023

Open Banking & Lending: Benefits, Challenges, Use Cases and Market Insights

On June 22, 2023

Unlocking VRP: The next steps for Variable Recurring Payments

On June 8, 2023

The Consumer Duty: Opportunities and Challenge For Financial Services Firms

On May 17, 2023

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