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PayTech Awards
30 June 2023
Merchant Taylors' HallLondon

John Lyons
Payments Director at TSB


John Lyons is a career banker with experience in leading P&L businesses, operations & change, strategy and innovation. 

He has a particular passion for building compelling payments experiences. John joined TSB in August 2017 as the Payments Director, taking responsibility for the migration program that will see TSB operate as a standalone payments service provider concluding its separation from Lloyds Banking Group. He is also responsible for strategy, schemes & partnerships and the Innovation agenda that will drive forward TSB’s challenger bank ambitions. 

Previously John was the Director of Payments Strategy and Business Development at RBS where he led their early payments innovation programme and the development of their transformation plans for payments. Prior to this, John had a varied leadership career at NatWest/RBS with notable divisional executive level roles that include Managing Director of Global Transaction Banking UK and Global Head of Change for the international Bank. 

He has held Non-Executive Director Board positions at both Vocalink and CHAPS Co and is currently a member of the industry UK Finance Payments Product and Services Board. John’s professional development has included programs at Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School and INSEAD.