what we offer

About Us

Payments Consulting Network leverages our international team of experienced payments industry consultants to provide meaningful expert advice to our clients.

Established in Australia in 2013, our consulting network now extends to Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Philippines, Singapore, The Netherlands, UK, USA and Vietnam.

We have been operating as virtual team with local presence since we started, and the team covers the full range of payments industry products and channels:

  • Each consultant is an experienced payments industry professional, typically with 15-40 years experience, with extensive skills, knowledge, functional expertise and a network of industry contacts.
  • Based on a client’s specific requirements, we assemble a specialist team to best meet the project objectives, provide meaningful advice and create value.

Our client base includes leading financial institutions, card schemes, retailers, payments processors, ATM deployers, payments technology providers, not-for-profits and international management consulting firms.

collaborative partnerships

Partnerships and collaboration underpin everything we do


60+ team members

Includes independent consultants, support staff and over 10 boutique consulting firms

Conference Partners

40+ industry conferences

We support multiple payments, fintech, retail, identity and fraud risk industry conferences across APAC, Europe and North America as a media partner

Content Partners

15+ content partners

Deliver valuable research, insights and perspectives

Panel Members

20+ panel members

Major service providers participate in our panels for RFPs. We invest time building our knowledge of these businesses to understand their strengths and value proposition

Charity Partners

20+ charity partners

We provide multi-year support to a range of charities with funding, marketing, pro bono services, network access, and mentoring

Industry Round Tables

3 industry round tables

Our round tables – ATMs, Not-for-Profits, Ecommerce and Marketplaces – provide a forum for industry collaboration

our giving program

How we give

a multi-faceted approach to giving


Donations to charity

Through direct donations and the Helping Hand giving fund we provide multi-year grants to over 20 charities


Promotion of charity partners via our media channels

We promote our charity partners by allowing each to do one post per year on our company LinkedIn pages and monthly newsletter

Pro Bono Support

Leveraging our skills and network

We have provided a range of pro bono support including payments optimisation reviews, mentoring, marketing services and introductions to our network

Resource Materials

Charity resources page

We created a Charity Resources page on our website to share
helpful information, links and offers available to charities, in one handy location.


Inspiring change

We have been an advocate for CSR and Pledge 1%, completing keynote presentations, panel discussions, podcasts, media
interviews and blog articles on the topic

NFP Round Table

Providing a forum for collaboration

We hold an annual half day NFP Round Table workshop with our charity partners to provide a forum for collaboration and sharing best practice ideas

We invest in charities that create and foster environments in which people can fulfil their needs and live in dignity.

PCN is the primary funding source for the Helping Hand giving fund held with the Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation. As part of our Giving Program, PCN has donated over $200,000 to the Helping Hand giving fund (and its predecessor, the Better Future Foundation) and a range of charities.

In additional to financial contributions, we provide marketing, pro bono support and mentoring to our charity partners. We held our inaugural Not-for-Profit Round Table with our charity partners in 2023 and this will now become an annual event to provide a forum for collaboration and collective knowledge sharing to improve operational excellence across the sector.

All referral payments arising from PCN’s merchant services Pricing Comparison service are also paid directly as donations to The Funding Network Australia and The Life You Can Save by our referral partners, further supporting our Giving Program. PCN provides this on a pro bono basis as a community service.

To find out more about our approach to giving, please read this article by our MD and founder, Mangala Martinus, which refers to his conversation with Australian Philanthropic Services that led to publication of the article An Evolving Philanthropic Practice by Kate Stone.

The areas of focus for our Giving Program include: disadvantaged communities (overseas aid, microfinance and education sponsorships; Australian indigenous communities; asylum seekers and refugees; people with disabilities; the homeless; dealing with mental health issues); and children’s cancer research.

We are a proud member of Pledge 1%, a global movement that is creating a new normal where companies of all sizes integrate giving back into their culture and values. We have supported the movement in Australia by organising keynote presentations and panel discussions on Pledge 1% at start-up hubs in Australia.

We are currently working with a range of payments, fintech and retail industry participants and our conference partners to have Corporate Social Responsibility and Giving Pledges featured as a panel discussion topic on at least eight of the industry conferences we will support as a media partner across the globe in 2024. Watch out for updates on our News and Events pages as we will share details of the conferences and panellists as they get confirmed later this year.