Ron van Wezel

Ron van Wezel

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Consumer Payments, Digital Wallets, Machine Learning and AI, Open Banking, Payment Regulations, Payments Acceptance Technologies

Ron van Wezel is a senior analyst for Aite Group’s Retail Banking & Payments practice. His research covers market and regulatory trends in the payments space, with a focus on Europe.

Mr. van Wezel is a renowned expert in payments and digital banking. He brings to Aite Group 30 years of experience in product development and innovation, advising clients on a wide range of topics including mobile payments, digital wallets, cards issuing and acquiring, and ACH solutions.

Prior to joining Aite Group, Mr. van Wezel worked in senior roles for financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank and ABN Amro. Most recently, he advised clients in the fintech space and acted as senior advisor to MistralMobile. He has an extensive track record in the payments industry, serving on committees and advisory bodies within EPC, EBA, SWIFT, MasterCard, and other institutions and leading the MobeyForum for six years. Ron is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems.

Mr. van Wezel holds a MSc in Chemistry and Physics from the Vrije University in Amsterdam and an MBA in International Business from European University. Driven by his curiosity, he keeps up with the latest developments in science, attends classical music concerts and art exhibitions, and, to balance his intellectual endeavours, runs and cycles. 


Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET
If stakeholders implement different user journeys for different SCA situations (exception, whitelist, sub Euro thresholds) this approach will cause user confusion resulting in abandonment. BUT, what if we told you PSD2/SCA compliance done correctly can actually improve acceptance levels, as opposed...
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 10 a.m. ET
Register today and join Aite Group senior analyst Ron van Wezel and Token CEO Todd Clyde take a closer look at the new world of open payments, how PSPs are going to market and the shift we're already seeing as payments move into the digital age.

Analyst Views

February 27, 2017
On February 23, 2017, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final report on the draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) and common and secure communication. The EBA was tasked to develop the RTS under Article 98 of EU Directive 2015/2366 (PSD2). This final report was awaited with anxiety by the market. The consultation document published...
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February 21, 2017
This year’s "FinovateEurope" took place in London on February 7 and 8, 2017, attracting more than 1,500 visitors. Following the tested concept, fintech companies had the opportunity to present their ideas to the audience in a seven-minute pitch. Despite—or perhaps thanks to—the limited time available, most presentations came out crisp and clear. Less is more. Who was expecting young geeks...
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Sep 22-24, 2020
Feb 17-19, 2020
Berlin, Germany

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