AltFi London Summit Preps for Event this Month as UK Alternative Finance Continues to Grow

The 5th Annual London Summit is scheduled to take place on March 26th during a time of significant change in the UK. Brexit jitters along with dramatic regulatory changes such as Open Banking and PSD2 has created a varied and dynamic environment. Yet alternative finance continues to grow with AltFi estimating that UK loan origination volumes increased by 41.9% to £14.1 billion in 2017. During 2018, this number is predicted to jump by £7 billion.

AltFi says numerous leaders in the Fintech space will be participating including executives from Funding Circle, Tandem and Starling Bank will share their insights on the future of financial services. The speakers will certainly address the opportunities intrinsid to Fintech and alternative finance platforms. Key themes include the broader economic impact of alternative finance, the growth of digital-only banks and opportunities for institutional investors.

Speakers already confirmed include Samir Desai, CEO and co-founder of Funding Circle, Ricky Knox, CEO and co-founder of Tandem and Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank.

David Stevenson, executive director and co-founder of AltFi commented on the forthcoming event;

“This year is set to be a milestone one for alternative finance and fintech, with regulatory changes such as Open Banking and PSD2 driving considerable change across the industry. Our mission at this year’s AltFi London Summit is to unlock the key opportunities and challenges we face across a fast changing landscape, welcoming some of the brightest minds in the game to debate these issues. Now in our fifth year, the growth of the event is testament to growth of the market itself, evolving from a nascent sector into an increasingly important part of the financial services ecosystem.”


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