LONDON, October 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VocaLink, the payment transaction specialist, today announced the appointment of Alan Scutt as UK Managing Director to strengthen the company's relationship with its UK customers and develop new business opportunities.

The move reinforces the company's commitment to expanding and strengthening its senior team with broad business and industry expertise. It follows the recent appointment of Paul Taylor to the new post of Managing Director for Europe.

Alan will be reporting to Martin Wilson, chief commercial officer at VocaLink, who commented, "The rapid growth of our business created the need for a dedicated UK Managing Director. As we expand into a number of international markets we want to ensure that our core UK business continues to receive the highest quality of service. Alan's appointment will bring us closer to our existing customers. He has an excellent track record of delivering results and is an excellent addition to VocaLink's team."

Alan joins VocaLink from Metavante, where he was Senior Vice President. Prior to this, he worked for EFunds Corporation and was responsible for running the eFunds Payment Solution business across EMEA. During this time he led the team that worked with VocaLink on the Faster Payments solution.

Alan brings to VocaLink more than ten years experience in the payments industry and over twenty years UK and international IT industry expertise in sales management and general management positions. He has a successful and consistent track record of growing organisations and winning profitable multi-million pound deals.

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A high resolution image of Alan Scutt to accompany this release is available on request.

About VocaLink

VocaLink is a specialist provider of transaction services to banks, their corporate customers and Government departments. It processes domestic and international automated payments and provides ATM switching solutions. On a peak day, the VocaLink automated payment platform processes over 90 million transactions and over half a billion in a month. Its switching platform connects the world's busiest ATM network of over 60,000 ATMs. Its Real-Time Payments platform provides the central infrastructure for the UK Faster Payments service. It is working with BGC to provide outsourced processing for the majority of Sweden's domestic payments.

Having pioneered electronic payments for over four decades, many of the world's top banks and their corporate customers rely on VocaLink to meet their transaction needs. Its processing services offer banks reach throughout the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and beyond; and are complemented by value-added services that leverage industry expertise and technical capabilities.

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For further information please contact: Gerald Cross at The JJ Group, +44(0)1865-343100 or ; Kevin Monks at VocaLink, +44(0)870-920-8574 or ; Deborah Souter at VocaLink, +44(0)870-920-8651 or .

For further information please contact: Gerald Cross at The JJ Group, +44(0)1865-343100 or ; Kevin Monks at VocaLink, +44(0)870-920-8574 or ; Deborah Souter at VocaLink, +44(0)870-920-8651 or .