Westminster Business Forum

Fintech in the UK - regulation, innovation and growth

TO BE PUBLISHED April 2020


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:


Speakers


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.


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Business Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates