Icon Solutions Expands Services Strategy to Help Banks Accelerate Digital Transformation

13 April 2021

13 April 2021Icon Solutions, the specialist provider of world-class payment solutions and technology consultancy services for banks and other financial services organisations, has today announced the appointment of Simon Barrows as Director of Services. Simon will lead Icon’s services offering across technology strategy, architecture and solution delivery, and also joins Icon’s senior leadership team.

Simon brings 20 years’ consultancy experience across banking and payments to the role. In his three years working with Icon, he has led technology strategy, architecture and transformation engagements for several top tier banking clients, including HSBC. He has previously held senior architecture positions at Lloyds Banking Group, Vocalink, LV= and IQ-EQ, in addition to roles with specialist consultancy firms including PA Consulting and Glue Reply.

“Icon helps banking organisations transform ageing legacy infrastructure to meet the demands of today’s digital economy through pragmatic solutions, flexible approaches and long-term thinking,” comments Darren Capehorn, Co-Founder and Director at Icon. “This is an important investment in the future of Icon’s services team, giving a renewed focus to our strategy to help banks reap the business benefits of digital transformation initiatives. Simon shares Icon’s passion for pragmatism, ensuring that enterprise architecture is presented with a clear and cost-effective path of execution and delivery. This, coupled with his extensive banking and payments pedigree means he is perfectly positioned to lead our team of expert consultants and drive this growth.”

Simon adds: “Icon’s proven track record of developing, implementing and running mission critical transaction banking solutions is reflected by our enduring relationships with top tier banking clients. We’re committed to building on these foundations and extending our specialist services across payments, financial crime and risk & compliance. This will enable banks to accelerate change, harness the potential of new technologies and data, and realise the opportunities of the future.”

Icon has also created IPF: a cloud native, highly cost-effective and collaborative payments platform for transforming at speed and at the end of last year, announced a strategic investment from J.P. Morgan.


About Icon Solutions

Icon Solutions empowers banks and payment service providers to realise the potential of payments in the real-time, 24/7, open, data-driven world. It combines unique IT and engineering expertise with deep payments knowledge to accelerate payments transformation, dramatically reducing costs while delivering innovative new customer experiences, increased agility and resilience.

Clients include leading international institutions such as BNP Paribas, HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group.