Worldpay appoints new UK CEO

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Payments group Worldpay has appointed Peter Jackson as its new chief executive for the UK, luring him away from Banco Santander.

Mr Jackson, whose previous role at Santander was ‘head of global innovation’, starts in March and will report to group CEO Philip Jansen.

The FTSE 100 group suffered an outage of more than two weeks last year, holding up millions of daily payments. Still, it later reported upbeat results.

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