Westminster Business Forum

Fintech in the UK - regulation, innovation and growth

Morning, Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Central London


This conference will consider key issues for the future of UK fintech.

Discussion will focus on:

  • How regulation is responding to new innovative financial products, platforms, and models; and
  • Priorities for the growth of the fintech sector and the direction of policy following the general election.

The seminar is timed as an opportunity to discuss the FCA’s future of regulation principles review following its expected publication, as the regulator prepares to launch its ‘open invitation’ for feedback on its future approach. 

It also follows Chief Executive Andrew Bailey’s comments that the Authority needs more resources to adapt regulations to address concerns around the increasing use of AI, big data and crypto-assets.

Delegates will examine a range of work being taken forward by the FCA in relation to fintech, including:


The agenda includes keynote addresses from: Nick Cook, Director of Innovation, FCA and Charlotte Crosswell, Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance.

Further confirmed speakers include: Professor Carol Alexander, Professor of Finance, University of Sussex; Kevin Chong, Co-Head, Emerging Companies, Investec; Jacqui Hatfield, Partner and Head, UK Financial Regulation, Orrick; Faith Reynolds, Member, Financial Services Consumer Panel; Christopher Singh, Head, Regulatory Compliance, Revolut and Ioana Surpateanu, Director, Government Affairs, Citi.

The agenda in summary:

  • Adapting the regulatory regime to respond to the latest innovation in financial services;
  • Regulatory priorities for fintech - emerging technologies, compliance and consumer protection;
  • The future for fintech - an industry perspective;
  • Priorities for the future development of fintech - skills, investment and regional expansion; and
  • Supporting the growth of UK fintech domestically and internationally.

Keynote Speaker

Charlotte Crosswell

Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance

Keynote Speakers

Charlotte Crosswell

Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance

Nick Cook

Director of Innovation, FCA


Kevin Chong

Co-Head, Emerging Companies, Investec

Ioana Surpateanu

Director, Government Affairs, Citi

Professor Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance, University of Sussex

Samir Dahmani

Regtech Engineer, Suade

Jacqui Hatfield

Partner and Head, UK Financial Regulation, Orrick