Icon Solutions was born out of a passion to be different. To fight complexity, to celebrate honesty, and to put customers first.
Our founders Ben, Darren and Tom created Icon because they were fed up with seeing poor quality IT projects that always over-ran in terms of timescales and budget. They were frustrated by the lack of ownership and hidden agendas and were convinced that there was a better way to meet the needs of financial services clients. They knew that, with their combined experience of both technology and banking systems (payments in particular) and their ability to deliver, they could bring something different to the world of fintech.
Thirteen years on and their vision is a reality. Icon Solutions has grown 20% year on year delivering payment and technology solutions to leading financial institutions across the globe – institutions such as BNP Paribas, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide and HSBC. We have also created our own ground-breaking payments platform, IPF, which is used by Tier 1 banks to accelerate their payments transformation and roll out instant payments around the world.
Our secret formula isn’t complicated, or indeed even secret. Icon has been built on a set of fundamental values that are embodied in everything we do. ‘Fighting complexity’ is just one of these values - we strive to always find the simplest solution to a client’s problem, an approach which has often set us apart from our competitors. We never deliver unachievable ‘ivory tower’ architecture or an over-specified complex system. Whether it be assessing payments systems, producing IT transformation roadmaps or simply providing subject matter expertise, we deliver pragmatic solutions that allow our clients to be leaner, innovative and responsive to the demands of the future.
These values of course are meaningless without having people that live and breathe them. Whether they are a solution architect or payments analyst, we strive to hire only the best people. That’s because it takes the best to deliver simplicity (and simple is never easy when working in an inherently complex environment such as payments). Everyone in the Icon team brings a wealth of expertise from industry and a passion for keeping pace with a market that is constantly evolving.
Together we empower our customers to deliver the payments and technology change they need to meet the demands of tomorrow.