Tagged: innovate finance

Championing French Fintech & Fintech Education: An Interview with Anaïs Raoux

Individual Fintech startups can’t disrupt financial services. It takes an ecosystem to do so. We spoke in Paris with Anaïs Raoux, the Managing Director of the industry association France Fintech about how the association helps build an effective ecosystem for French Fintechs ‒ tackling issues… Read More

Innovate Finance Seeks Support From UK Government & Political Parties For Fintech Election Pledge

Innovate Finance, the membership association for global fintech, announced on Thursday it sought support from UK Government, as well as political parties across the spectrum, for its Fintech Election Pledge. While sharing details about the Fintech Election Pledge initiative, Innovate Finance stated: “The United Kingdom’s digital… Read More

Innovate Finance Appoints Natalie Ceeney as Non- Executive Chair

Innovate Finance announced on Monday it has appointed Natalie Ceeney as Non-Executive Chair, taking over from Alastair Lukies. According to the organization, Ceeney has extensive senior leadership experience across a range of sectors, including her time as the CEO of the UK’s Financial Ombudsman.  She previously held three… Read More

Innovate Finance Schedules Event on Cybersecurity in NYC

Innovate Finance, the association for UK’s global Fintech sector, is hosting a forum on cyber security during the inaugural Fintech Week in New York City. Entitled “The Threat is Real: Financial Services, FinTech and Cybersecurity” the event will take place on April 27th at the… Read More

Innovate Finance News: Members to Join UK RegTech Mission to NYC This Week

Innovate Finance announced on Monday its members will be joining a RegTech delegation to New York City this week, which is being organized by the Department for International Trade (DIT). According to the organization, this is DIT’s first RegTech mission to America and will be part of… Read More

BBC: Fintech Provides Better Choices & Services, Enter Monzo, Square (Video)

In this brief video entitled “FinTech How technology is changing the world of finance,” BBC Newsnight spotlights some problems facing SMEs when it comes to collecting payments. Fees overwhelm. Payments delayed. Fintech maverick, Crowdcube campaigner and Monzo CEO Tom Blomfield addresses how lack of competition allows brick… Read More

FCA: It is Our Job to Provide the Conditions that Simplify Regulatory Complexities & Give Space for Firms to Innovate

Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of Strategy and Competition at the FCA, delivered a Keynote address today at the Innovative Finance Global Summit 2017. Woolard, the FCA’s champion for competition and thus a champion for consumers, delivered an important message regarding their regulatory mission: “It is… Read More

Lloyds Banking Group & Innovate Finance Partner on Fintech Mentoring Program

Lloyds Banking Group launched a Fintech mentoring program last year. At that time, Innovate Finance helped to identify suitable start-ups to benefit from the program. The Fintech start-ups benefit from knowledge sharing of experienced Lloyds Banking Group colleagues to aid their development in the financial… Read More

Innovate Finance Celebrates UK’s Status as Leading Fintech Hub During Global Summit

Innovate Finance is holding its Annual Global Summit in London during UK’s Fintech week. Innovate Finance is a public-private membership association that advocates on behalf of all things Fintech both in the UK and globally. The organization reported the more than 2000 attendees from around… Read More

Deloitte Publishes Report on Global Fintech Hubs: A Tale of 44 Cities

Deloitte has published a report on emerging Fintech Hubs around the world that analyses 44 different cities. Entitled “Connecting Global FinTech: Interim Hub Review 2017,” the document was released at the opening of the Innovate Finance Global Summit taking place in London this week. The… Read More

Innovate Finance Shares Findings from UK Fintech Sandbox

Innovate Finance has published a “Sandbox Consultation Finding Preview in concert with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The release took place as Innovate Finance opened its Global Summit 2017. The FCA invited Innovate Finance , a public-private partnership seeking to boost Fintech innovation, to chair an… Read More

UK Fintech Week Agenda Announced. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond: “I see Fintech as an essential sector”

The agenda for next week’s UK Fintech Week 2017 has been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. HM Treasury said they were building on last year’s success as the week long gathering brings together financial firms, government, and regulators seeking to boost… Read More

Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, Says Triggering of Article 50 Puts Fintech at Risk

Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally separate the UK from its 43 year membership in the European Union. As the UK initiates Article 50, Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance – the advocacy group that supports all things Fintech – is out with… Read More

Innovate Finance Announces Pitch360 Finalists: 24 Fintech Startups, 8 Categories, 360 Seconds to Pitch

Innovate Finance, the membership association for UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Wednesday the finalists for Pitch360, the organization’s first fintech startup competition, which takes place on day two of Innovate Finance’s prestigious global summit at Guildhall London on April 11th. Applications for the pitch session… Read More

Innovate Finance Unveils Ambassador Program

Innovate Finance, the group that champions fintech innovation in the UK and around the globe, announced on Friday the launch of its new ambassador program. According to the organization, the invitation-only initiative looks to recognize a select group of established professionals who are passionate supporters of… Read More

Spring Budget Response: Innovate Finance Says UK Government Must Do More to Create Funding Ecosystem

Innovate Finance, the group that champion’s Fintech innovation in the UK and around the world, has shared the opinion of their Policy and Research Team on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond’s Spring Budget. Innovate Finance said they were pleased with the announcement that technical… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases Survey Highlighting the Experience of Women Working in Fintech

In celebration of International Women’s Day, UK global fintech membership association Innovate Finance has released survey results that highlights the experiences of women working in financial technology. Innovate Finance revealed according to the results, which were reportedly compiled with anonymous feedback given by female members of… Read More

Innovate Finance Issues Call for Input on Industry Sandbox in the UK

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Friday it has issued a Call for Input on the demand and feasibility of an Industry Sandbox in the UK.  The organization stated that the proposed Sandbox would enable startups, financial institutions,… Read More

Innovate Finance Report on VC Investment into Fintech: Up Globally, Down in the UK

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global Fintech investment. According to their numbers, global venture capital into Fintech jumped by 10.9% to $17.4 billion in 2016 with 1,436 deals. Meanwhile, VC Fintech investment dropped by 33.7% in the  UK.  Global Fintech investment surpassed… Read More

Innovate Finance Set to Bring UK Fintech to the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Monday it is heading to Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum.  The World Economic Forum, which was established as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to… Read More