FinTech Innovation Challenge Judge

Katharine Budd

Co-founder & CEO, NOW Money

Katharine Budd is the Co-founder & CEO of NOW Money. Lower-income workers in the Gulf struggle to access traditional banking services. NOW Money is a free mobile banking app they can be paid into, as well as pay bills and make low-cost overseas transfers to loved ones at home. A physical Mastercard accompanies the NOW Money app for POS, online and ATM use. Corporate companies can benefit from NOW Money’s free payroll solution and a safe, rewarding way to pay their staff.

Prior to NOW Money, Katharine worked internationally as a data scientist with retail banks and for Cardlytics, an Atlanta-based fintech recently IPO’d on the NASDAQ.