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FinTech in the UK - regulation, development priorities, and supporting growth

Morning, Thursday, 2nd April 2020


This seminar 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 for the new government.

The conference takes place at a key juncture for the sector, with the UK beginning trade talks with the EU, and the new government's aims to support UK FinTech and Financial Services.

The regulatory response to innovation in financial services  

The seminar also takes place as the FCA conducts work to seek to ensure that the regulatory framework can keep pace with developments - and warns that more resources are needed to adapt regulation to address concerns around the increasing use of AI, big data, and crypto-assets.

We expect discussion on FCA initiatives in this area, including:


We are pleased to include a keynote address from: Charlotte Crosswell, Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance, with an industry perspective on the future for FinTech.

Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Iwa Salami, University of East London; Professor Carol Alexander, University of Sussex; Tom Bull, EY; Kevin Chong, Investec; Samir Dahmani, Suade Labs; Jacqui Hatfield, Orrick; Ed Leon Klinger, Flock and Wanda Goldwag, Financial Services Consumer Panel.

The agenda

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

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

Westminster Business Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: HM Treasury; BEIS; British Business Bank; HMRC; DIT; the Office of the Complaints Commissioner and the Welsh Government.

Keynote Speaker

Charlotte Crosswell

Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance

Keynote Speakers

Charlotte Crosswell

Chief Executive Officer, Innovate Finance

Daniel Csefalvay

Partner, Financial Regulation, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Stephen Ingledew

Chief Executive, Fintech Scotland

Phil Vidler

Chief Executive Officer, FinTech Alliance


Andrew Tucker

Head of VAT Deductions and Financial Services, HMRC

Madeleine Szeluch

Head of Investor Relations, BEIS


Wanda Goldwag

Chair, Financial Services Consumer Panel

Ed Leon Klinger

Chief Executive Officer, Flock

Ben Ellenbogen

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, AiX

Kevin Chong

Co-Head, Emerging Companies, Investec

Professor Carol Alexander

Professor of Finance, University of Sussex

Simon Hardie

Chief Executive Officer, Findexable

Samir Dahmani

Regtech Engineer, Suade

Jacqui Hatfield

Partner and Head, UK Financial Regulation, Orrick

Dr Iwa Salami

Senior Lecturer in Financial Regulation, University of East London

Tom Bull

UK Fintech Leader, EY