Flywire Executive to Speak on Cross-Border Payments at StudyWorld London

Examining payment methods and trends in international education

Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

BOSTON and LONDON, Aug. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flywire executive Simon Read will be a featured speaker at StudyWorld London 2017, taking place next week at London’s QEII Center, at Westminster, 4-6 September, 2017. Read will conduct a seminar on the latest trends in cross-border tuition payments and their impact on education institutions targeting international students. The session will take place on Monday, 4 September, 12:30 – 13:25 pm. 

StudyWorld London, in its 49th year, showcases everything the UK education industry has to offer -- from universities, ELT centres and colleges, to publishers, examining boards, and student accommodation providers – for the benefit of buyers from around the world. The event attracts a broad cross-section of the education ecosystem – UK education providers, suppliers and stakeholder groups; public and commercial organisations from around the world seeking educational partnerships and services at all levels; and UK service providers, from insurance and marketing to student accommodations, technology, guardianship, travel and entertainment organisations.

Session Description:

Examining Payment Method Trends in International Education
Simon Read, Sales Director, Flywire EMEA
4 September, 2017
12:30 – 13:25 pm
Abbey Room, 4th Floor

In this session, Read will discuss the past, current, and expected payment method trends gleaned from data accumulated from the financial technology and education payments spheres. He will review the trends that have emerged through the lens of a payer’s country of origin and country destination, and compare institution sectors (i.e., higher education, language schools, independent schools). Then, he will work with the attendees to analyse different sectors’ international payment behaviour traits and discuss how schools can position themselves to target a diverse range of international students.

About Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of international payment solutions, connecting businesses and institutions with their customers on six continents. Introduced six years ago as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is now used by over 1,300 organizations across 18 countries around the world. The company processes billions in payments per year from 220 countries and territories, via bank transfer, credit card and e-wallet solutions, in over 120 different local currencies. Convenient, fast and secure, Flywire’s scalable platform provides currency conversion at exchange rates that can offer significant savings when compared to home-market banks and credit card providers. The company also supports its clients with end-to-end customer support including multilingual servicing via phone, email, and chat, as well as 24/7 online payment tracking.

Flywire is headquartered in Boston, MA with operations in London and Manchester, UK; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; and Valencia, Spain. For more information, visit


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