About Peoples Card Services.

Peoples Card Services LLP. is a subsidiary of Peoples Trust Company, a principal member of Visa* Canada, Mastercard® Canada and a member of CDIC, Interac® and Payments Canada.

Our expertise gained from leading the prepaid industry in Canada for over 10 years has resulted in unsurpassed time-to-market launches of hundreds of innovative card programs.  In close cooperation with a selection of technology providers, we’ve enabled multiple clients to launch successful and award-winning payment solutions in Finance, Retail, Health, Travel, and Government.  Our best-in-class approach ensures the certainty of full compliance.  This peace of mind allows entrepreneurs to focus on converting the latest “fintech” into sustainably profitable card programs.

Whether it is sponsoring prepaid or credit-card-issuing solutions for business, Peoples Card Services can facilitate your payment network needs.

The Peoples Card Services Team

Peter Read


Peter is an experienced business leader with over 25 years in the prepaid arena. He has an extensive background in technology, product development and strategic management. Through his career, he has held senior officer and board positions in both public and private organizations with a focus on operations and business development, helping to build companies from the ground up. As President of Peoples Card Services, Peter reports to the Board of Directors and is primarily responsible for the Company’s overall performance through the formulation of strategies and business plans to achieve the Company’s long-term objectives.

John Pals

Chief Operating Officer

John is a seasoned executive with over 25 years experience in Financial Services and a solid background in payments in North America, Europe and the Middle East. He has held senior positions in operations, business development, product management and marketing and sales in a broad range of companies from startups to multinational corporations. In cooperation with the Department of Finance, John participated in the Task Force for the Payments System Review and is currently member of Finance Canada Payments Consultative Committee (FinPay). As COO, John is responsible for technical and operational activity on a day-to-day basis as well as input into the formulation of strategies and business plans to achieve the long-range objectives of Peoples Card Services.

Samson Lim

Chief Financial Officer

After graduating from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Samson obtained his Chartered Accountant designation. Before his arrival at Peoples Card Services in early 2009, Samson held assorted financial leadership positions for over 25 years developing a diverse portfolio of knowledge and experience within the banking, forestry and telecommunications industries, including several as a CFO for a Canadian bank. As the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Administration, he is responsible for all financial functions of our Company. Samson is also involved with several entrepreneurial businesses, and has taught for over 20 years at various universities and professional accounting associations.

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