A globally fintech hub, London has been on the forefront of financial innovation, fueled by its supportive government, advanced financial services sector and burgeoning tech ecosystem.
This year again, London will be hosting some of the world’s largest fintech gatherings and events that are set to bring together major stakeholders in the space.
Here are some of the most anticipated fintech events to take place in London this year:
January 16, 2018
Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, Clore Management Centre
Zeeshan Uppal, co-founder of Yielders, a crowdfunding property investment platform, will speak about how technology is changing the financial landscape, and how fintech can enable change for the greater good, and how Yielders is using technology to offer ethical alternative for investment.
Uppal began his career in financial crime working on one of the largest transformation projects in the city. He is a certified anti-money laundering specialist which combined with his experience in the banking sector, ensures that Yielders minimizes its risk profile and aligns to all FCA requirements.
January 18, 2018
The Helicon, 1 South Place
This month’s edition of London Women In Blockchain meetup will go deeper into blockchain and explore its uses cases. The event will be hosted by Oracle in their London office. This meetup is appropriate for women at all levels.
The speakers will be Marta Piekarska, the director of ecosystem at Hyperledger, and Diana Biggs, the head of digital innovation for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UK & Europe.
January 18, 2018
Techspace Shoreditch, 25 Luke Street, London
Rainmaking Colab Fintech Social and Startupbootcamp Fintech are presenting an event focused on the latest trends and technologies in identity impacting the financial services sector.
The event will cover KYC, AML, biometrics, anti-fraud and identity theft technologies as well as advanced authentication solutions to increase customer insights and service relevance, while reducing fraud and market abuse.
January 18, 2018
Mason Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London
The Fintech Visionary series of talks by Queen Mary Business & Enterprise Society welcome fintech professionals who share their vision on the future of fintech, as well as their experience.
For this talk, Anthony Thomson, Founder & Chairman of Atom Bank and Founder and Former Chairman of Metro Bank, will speak about challenger banks and neo banks in the UK, and share his insights on this new era of banking.
January 23, 2018
Rise London, 41 Luke Street
talent.io and Tallysticks are teaming up to present the Blockchain Trap, an event that will cover blockchain technology and its different uses to disrupt the financial industry.
Tallysticks will share their firsthand experience of falling into the Blockchain Trap and their journey beyond the hype.
January 19-26, 2018
Organized by Fintech Worldwide, the London Blockchain Week 2018 is a week-long event dedicated to blockchain technology.
The event will kick-off with the Hack-The-Block Blockchain Hackathon at Cocoon Network, followed by the Blockchain London Conference and Expo, which will feature 40-60 startups, workshops and a conference that will explore blockchain technology, smart contracts, Ethereum, among other key topics.
February 01, 2018
King’s Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross
Europe’s leading digital wealth event for industry professionals, returns for the 3rd year, showcasing the latest automated propositions, such as micro-saving, pensions and hybrid platforms, exclusive features including chatbots, onboarding and next-generation customer engagement, and an in-depth look at how to systematize, scale and design asset management strategies using AI and ETFs.
The event will also explore how Open Banking, APIs and the cloud will transform data, connectivity and distribution, and turn competition into collaboration across fintechs, wealth management and banking.
February 08, 2018
Metro Bank Holborn, 1 Southampton Row
In this panel discussion, hosted at Metro Bank’s flagship London store, participants will hear from experts from across banking, retail and telecoms to discuss the latest thinking on how best to deliver integrated physical and digital experiences.
The panel includes Paul Riseborough, the chief commercial officer of Metro Bank, Tunde Olanrewaju, a senior partner of McKinsey & Co., Miranda Clarke, the strategic account manager of O2 Digital, and Mark Elkins, the ex-VP digital sales and marketing of Coco-Cola Enterprises.
February 21, 2018
Finance Edge’s Digital Advice Summit will bring together global perspectives on building a digital advice proposition and ensuring it yields long-term benefits.
Key topics will include building a digital advice offering, integrating it into your firm and delivering ROI, how GDPR, Pension Freedoms report, Project Innovate and FAMR are impacting digital advice, using AI and behavioral economics to inform your digital advice proposition, mitigating the compliance and governance risks of offering digital advice, and more.
March 07, 2018
Finance Edge’s KYC & AML Summit Europe will explore how firms can reinvent identity authentication and KYC for the digital age to enable cheaper, quicker and more user-centric onboarding, for both individual and corporate clients.
The program will also address how firms can collaborate on KYC, AML and sanctions issues, using the latest technologies to amalgamate client data and make these processes more streamlined and more secure.
March 21-22, 2018
The Great Hall, Kensington Conference and Event Centre London
The Impact Investing World Forum 2018 is one of leading social impact investment events in the UK. The event focuses on social impact of all types of investments including social impact bonds, stocks, private equity, investment banking, fintech, banking technology, social finance, blockchain, sustainability, responsible investing, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, among other topics.
This year’s speakers represent the likes of Barclays Wealth, Deutsche Bank, the United Nations, KPMG, and more.
March 26, 2018
etc. venues, 155 Bishopsgate
The AltFi Summit London returns for the fifth time, in a new venue, with new topics to explore and brand new audience segments.
Open Banking and PSD2, each set to go live in early 2018, will form an important part of the discussion, as will the ongoing maturation of the online lending sector.
As ever, the increasingly overlapping web of platforms, banks, platforms-becoming-banks and banks-becoming-platforms will be scrutinized in depth. The event will also explore the latest opportunities for fintechs to coalesce, with a focus on the digital banking, digital wealth and insurtech sectors.
April 04, 2018
WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore St
The Banking on the Future panel discussion will explore the disruptive new technologies that are changing the face of the banking industry and unravel the hype from what is here to stay.
Speakers will include Julian Wilson, the head of mobile innovation at Barclays, Jonny Dawson, partner at ATC Management, and others.
April 20, 2018
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, Marylebone
The world’s first Fintech Design Summit will take place on Friday, April 20, and will be a full day of thought-provoking discussion and insights on the ever-changing financial landscape.
The event will feature some of the world’s leading fintech companies, both here in the UK and around the world, which will be exploring how traditional financial products are being disrupted through clean, innovative, experience-led design.
The Fintech Design Summit is targeted exclusively at senior design and product professionals, as well as business and fintech startup leaders.
April 25, 2018
Finance Edge’s 3rd Open Banking Summit is the year’s most crucial and focused flagship event, dedicated to providing business clarity and regulatory certainty around Open Banking, and to helping UK and European firms navigate the evolving open API landscape.
The event will cover the most popular use cases coming to market using APIs, how Open Banking is impacting firms today and the 2018 roadmap, how banks and fintechs are successfully partnering to deliver Open Banking, how to use open APIs to reach new consumers, offer personalised services and encourage loyalty, and more.
May 22, 2018
The Global Regtech Summit is Europe’s leading regtech event. This year, the summit is expected to be attended by up to 600 relevant delegates, 100+ CCOs, CTOs, MDs and directors from the financial institutions, and 100+ regtech company CEOs and company leaders.
The event will explore what strategies the leaders of financial institutions are taking to address the threats and opportunities they face, what regulators expect and what plans they have to support the development of regtech within their jurisdictions, the latest innovations and the range of regtech solutions in the market place, and more.
May 30-31, 2018
The Great Hall, Kensington Conference and Event Centre London
Fintech World Forum 2018, by Fintech Conference, will take place in London on May 30 and 31, and bring together the global financial, finance and banking technology industry.
The event will focus on mobile payments, lending, insurance, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, insurtech, regtech, proptech, investment, wealth management, and more.