Tony Hayes

Tony Hayes is the Founding Partner of Banking & Payments Group, a management consulting firm dedicated to serving the banking and payments industry. The firm provides best-in-class actionable advice to senior executives, bringing unmatched expertise and dedication to its clients. 

Before founding Banking & Payments Group, Tony was the Global Lead for Payments at Oliver Wyman. Tony and the practice served a wide range of clients across the full payments ecosystem and in every major region. Additionally, he was the co-head of the Retail & Business Banking practice in the Americas. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman in 2007, Tony was a Managing Director with Dove Consulting where he led the firm’s Financial Services practice.

Tony is a recognized expert on retail payments, with work in credit, debit and prepaid cards; mobile wallets, faster payments and cash, and with clients spanning issuers, ATM deployers, networks, acquirers, mobile network operators, central banks and private equity investors.

Beyond his client work, Tony has led several industry studies, including an annual payments benchmarking study. He served on the Federal Reserve’s faster payments council and Consumer Payments Research Center Advisory Board.

Tony graduated with First Class Honors from Oxford University.

Join our team

We are always looking for high-caliber consulting talent with a passion for banking and payments to join our team. If you have a track record of success and are looking to address some of the most interesting challenges facing the sector today, we want to hear from you.

Banking & Payments Group is expanding and offers three distinct opportunities:

  • We are hiring a select number of full-time consultants (at various levels), with a strong preference for candidates with prior strategy consulting experience in the banking and payments markets
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To indicate your interest and to schedule an initial, confidential conversation, please send an email to