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American Banker Recognizes TransUnion’s Liz Pagel as one of the Most Influential Women in FinTech

Liz Pagel, senior vice president and consumer lending leader at TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), was recently recognized as a finalist for American Banker’s inaugural Most Influential Women in FinTech Award. This newly launched recognition program honors women founders, thought leaders, and innovators in the financial technology community.

At TransUnion, Liz is responsible for driving the development of solutions for FinTech lenders, and to support all phases of the FinTechs’ consumer journeys from marketing to underwriting and communications. Her team sets the overall strategy for TransUnion’s FinTech business, and is responsible for driving thought leadership, customer relationships, and industry event collaboration and participation as related to FinTech. Liz regularly partners with other industry groups and regulators on emerging topics of importance to FinTechs.

Jason Laky, executive vice president of financial services for TransUnion

We are honored and proud to see that American Banker has recognized Liz for the hard work and outstanding success she has achieved over the course of her career here at TransUnion. The combination of her ability to deliver impressive results in regards to strategy and product development, while at the same time serving as an effective champion in driving more gender-balance in FinTech, is inspiring.

Jason Laky, executive vice president of financial services for TransUnion

Of particular significance during her time at TransUnion is Liz’s work on buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) credit bureau reporting. As part of her work on BNPL, Liz worked with TransUnion data management experts, BNPL industry leaders and regulators to develop a novel approach for reporting BNPL tradelines to credit bureaus. This new approach has the potential to drive financial inclusion by enabling more consumers to build credit off of these tradelines, paving the way for inclusion of new types of credit products in the future. 

Liz has also served as a driving force for inclusion in the FinTech industry during her time at TransUnion. She was a founding member of the company’s Gender Equity Steering Committee, tasked with growing female representation in TransUnion leadership to 50% by 2030. She also led TransUnion’s Women in FinTech campaign, which featured a series of video interviews with some of the most powerful women in FinTech lending, addressing both business issues and gender in the industry. Liz also serves as the official TransUnion spokesperson for Financial Inclusion.

The finalists were honored at an awards dinner held in conjunction with American Banker’s Digital Banking Conference, held June 12th – 14th in Boca Raton, Fla. 


About TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) 

TransUnion is a global information and insights company with over 12,000 associates operating in more than 30 countries. We make trust possible by ensuring each person is reliably represented in the marketplace. We do this with a Tru™ picture of each person: an actionable view of consumers, stewarded with care. Through our acquisitions and technology investments we have developed innovative solutions that extend beyond our strong foundation in core credit into areas such as marketing, fraud, risk and advanced analytics. As a result, consumers and businesses can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®—and it leads to economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for millions of people around the world.