Daniele Astarita

Principal Solution Consultant at ACI Worldwide

Daniele has over 20 years’ experience in payments across the entire value chain. He has been working with banks, processors and fintechs to build their business case for new payment services, as well as design solutions to deliver these services to market. Daniele is an expert in real-time and open payments, supporting payment organisations to prepare for PSD2 across retail payments and wholesale banking. He also advises on wider business opportunities afforded by instant payments, including liquidity and treasury management, working with central infrastructures, payment hubs and end-to-end transaction processing. Daniele is a member of the EPC Scheme Technical Forum (ESTF) and ACI deputy representative at EBA Clearing, joining working groups that shape the industry. Daniele lives in Italy with his family, and like all good Italians he is an avid football aficionado.

Articles by Daniele Astarita

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ISO 20022 for Europe: How to Speak the New Language of High-Value and Real-Time Payments

The implementation of the ISO 20022 data standard for financial messaging has been accepted by major central banks, payment schemes around the world and system operators including SWIFT.


How Can European Banks Meet the ISO 20022 Migration Deadlines for TARGET2 and SWIFT?

First published in 2004 – and already broadly used in some quarters – ISO 20022 is rapidly set to become the de facto standard for financial messaging around the world, replacing MT messages.


How Italian Banks and Processors Can Capitalize on Digital Transformation

The European payments landscape is in an era of significant change thanks to PSD2 and other macro factors, but there is more than one way to deliver real-time and open payments to meet PSD2 requirements and its technical standards. Banks and processors must manage this alongside their own set of domestic challenges and opportunities.

Prime Time for Real-Time

Global Payment Trends
As the world adopts real-time payments, how does your market stand to benefit?