TAMPA, Fla. - Payment Systems Inc., the research and consulting firm specializing in credit cards and other consumer financial services, has opened an international division office in London.

PSI also appointed Mark Sievewright managing director, Europe. Mr. Sievewright, who will be based in London, is a former senior executive of Europay International, the European affiliate of MasterCard.

"Establishment of this office demonstrates PSI's full commitment to serving European financial services providers on a local basis," said Allen R. DeCotiis, president of the Tampa-based company, which is a subsidiary of NFO Research Inc. Among its growing European activities is an 11-country consumer survey program called PSI International Card Monitor.

Mr. DeCotiis said that Mr. Sievewright "has a rare combination of knowledge and experience working both for a major bank and one of the world's leading payment systems companies." He was most recently senior manager, commercial services, at Europay in Waterloo, Belgium, and previously had spent 12 years at Midland Bank in London.

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