5 – 6  December 2018
ExCeL London, UK

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Interviews

Unleashing the potential for IoT in Insurance: Matteo Carbone, Founder & Director, IoT Insurance Observatory

Matteo manages an international insurance think tank focused on IoT Insurance. He is internationally recognized as an insurance industry strategist with a specialization on innovation. He is an author and world-renowned authority on InsurTech, ranked amongst the top international InsurTech Influencers and connected to a diverse network of insurance innovators....

Financial Innovation in Focus: Benedetta Arese Lucini, Co-Founder, Oval Money

Benedetta Arese Lucini is one of Italy’s and Europe’s leading tech entrepreneurs. She is the co-founder and CEO of Oval Money, a personal finance management app that harnesses the power of collective intelligence to help users track and save their money. Benedetta believes that fintech innovation must help improve underlying...

Ambrish Verma, Director of Product, Data & Loans at Credit Karma

We are pleased to welcome Director of Product, Data & Loans at Credit Karma Ambrish Verma to the 2018 speaking faculty. Ambrish will be taking part in this year’s FinTech Connect Accelerating Digital Transformation Conference.

The Blockchain Revolution: Dr. Mihaela Ulieru, Chief Alchemist, Endor.com

Our Content Director Carly Greene sits down with Dr. Mihaela of Endor.com to discuss the opportunities and first steps of the Blockchain Revolution.

Reports

Barclay Simpson: FinTech Compliance Overview

29/08/18The FinTech industry is punctuated with thought leaders and business owners who are passionate about this “banking revolution”.This passion for disrupting and changing the face of global banking disseminates throughout the business, creating a truly unique company culture. FinTech compliance candidates need to value company culture, possess the right technical...

Response to HM Treasury’s call for evidence on Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy

06/06/18The Emerging Payments Association is pleased to take the opportunity to respond to HM Treasury on this critical policy area for payment services in the UK. Before addressing the specific questions in the call for evidence, we set out here six main points that we believe are critical to how...

Report: Banking on AI

03/08/18In a world where technology is increasingly pervasive, rapid recent advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) may represent the best strategy for financial services organizations to respond.AiiA.net has undertaken research on the current and future impact of AI on the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sectors. The findings show that, as an...

PwC Global FinTech Report 2017

19/11/17FinTech is all about innovation, disruption and transformation, and will undoubtedly impact and shape the way financial institutions around the world operate. Explore the key themes of our report, as well as in our Executive Summary, and download the Global report to find out how senior financial services and FinTech...

The Pulse of FinTech 2017

01/08/17Globally, the fintech market made a strong rebound in Q2’17, with total investment more than doubling on a quarter-over-quarter basis to more than USD $8.4 billion. Large increases in private equity (PE) funding and M&A funding propelled the increase, while the amount of venture capital (VC) investment held relatively steady.

Bankers as Buyers 2017

06/10/17The 14th annual report brings you insights from leading industry analysts, banking consultants and financial technology professionals on the latest technology and services bankers are buying in 2017.

World FinTech Report 2017

31/11/17Report content includes: FinTech - Hype or Disruption? Rise of the FinTech Movement FinTechs, Traditional Firms, Must Improve on Delivering Positive Moments of Truth to Customers In Face of FinTechs, Traditional Firms Struggling to Apply Innovation Blockchain Finds Numerous Applications in Financial Services Industry 

Start Up Spotlight

Start-Up: PaymentComponents

PaymentComponents is a catalyst, empowering FinTech Innovation in Financial Institutions, Corporates and FinTechs. Our aplonAPI™ API Platform, has won a 5-star rating at the Configo Financial APIs index and provides a complete, PSD2 compliant, solution for Banks & Financial Institutions to actively participate in the FinTech (R)evolution.

Start-Up: Codat

Codat is an API that handles the heavy lifting of integrating with financial software providers, freeing businesses to focus on how integrations can improve their product for their customers. Codat powers the products and services used by small businesses by making accounting and banking integrations easy.

Start-Up: bibimoney

bibimoney are London based, using our patented SIM-Skin technology, to provide secure, mobile payment wallet services, working on any phone, any mobile network. Without the need for data, we enable our partners to create Financial Inclusion in high growth, large population, developing countries, by delivering an interoperable, mobile money solution.

Start-Up: Thirdfort

Thirdfort offers an FCA regulated, digital payment platform for property lawyers. Currently, processing payments and the associated compliance is administratively intensive and heavily manual. This leads to poor customer experience when buying a house and fraud in property transactions is a big problem, up 20 fold in past 2 years.

Start-Up: NDGIT GmbH

NDGIT GmbH stands for Next Digital Banking and provides the first API platform for banking and insurance. It connects banks and FinTech companies with digital ecosystems. This technology enables banks to open themselves up to digital partners with open banking APIs and PSD2 solutions.

Start-Up: DebtCase

DebtCase helps SMEs collect their overdue invoices quicker, more efficiently and potentially free of charge. Once you connect your accounts package we match you to a collection agency who operate a no collection, no fee policy and add their commission to the debt, meaning you could receive then entire balance.

Start-up: W2 Global Data

W2 Global Data provides real time identity verification technology. Our wide range of SaaS screening tools enable organisations to conduct regulatory Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Fraud prevention due diligence. Our services include ID, document and Age verification, PEP and Sanctions screening, affordability checks and source of...

Start-Up: CardGenY

CardGenY is a platform that enables Issuers, Processors and Co-brand programs to rapidly implement next generation Challenger Bank type solutions. It incorporates real time spend and payment controls but fully integrated with loyalty, commerce, marketing and analytics…a commercial framework that’s key to the future profitability and sustainability of digital payments.

Start-Up: Transactive

Transactive API Platform offers faster, easier and less expensive access to instant payment systems enabling businesses, banks, and fintech disruptors to send and receive funds faster and more seamlessly to any number of IBANS than ever before.

Start-Up: StayPrivate

Compatible with all email accounts and incredibly easy to use, StayPrivate enables businesses to send and receive sensitive data in a convenient, secure and compliant manner.

Start-Up: Qwil Messenger

Qwil Messenger solves the challenge of making chat safe and compliant when it matters most: between staff, clients and partners. Their single, global chat app enables participants in any location to engage in branded, professional conversations with their companies whilst meeting the most stringent security and regulatory requirements.

Start-Up: Paybase

Paybase covers payments, compliance and risk - all under one unified API - allowing you to focus on your core business.

Start-Up: BankZee

BankZee offers a family banking solution for financial service providers. Their white label, business-to-business service helps your bank to onboard and keep Generation Z as customers.With BankZee’s wide range of software and hardware products, kids improve their financial literacy and grow up to be conscious bank customers.

Start-Up: Credas

Credas provides award winning identity verification technology across multiple markets and sectors via an easy-to-use mobile platform.

Start-Up: Instanda

Instanda is a leading-edge cloud software that enables you to easily create, manage and distribute your insurance products. It provides insurers, brokers and MGAs with a software tool to move from product concept, to binding online, in a matter of weeks. There’s nothing that remotely looks like an off the...

Start-Up: Kompany

kompany provides Business KYC, AML & EDD Solutions for global corporates. Our live and real-time international company search and verification service covers +100mn private companies in more than 150 countries and jurisdictions. Operating under government licenses, we provide audit-proof documentary evidence and enabling cross-border UBOdiscovery using live relationships between companies...

Start-Up: MY PINPAD

MYPINPAD is a global leader in payments software authentication solutions. Our patented technology creates a trusted and hardened environment to protect sensitive consumer data on devices such as smartphones and tablets enabling bank grade, multifactor authentication through the use of card PIN and Biometric credentials for financial transactions, secure sign-in...

Start-Up: Particeep

Particeep is a fintech that provides financial institutions a turnkey technology to market online their financial services and products. The company offers banks, asset management companies, insurers and their distributors an API technology that integrates a full range of ready-to-use financial micro-services to quickly launch their online distribution business.

Start-Up: Rubean

Rubean is a specialist developer of MOBILE payment solutions for Merchants, Consumers, and Card Issuers (Credit, Debit, Prepaid & Gift). Our software is fully patented and built to industry best practice with partners such as Huawei, Intertrust, etc.

Start-Up: SteelEye

SteelEye's cloud-native platform is designed to help regulated firms not only comply with their regulatory obligations but also gain deep insight from the traditional dormant data they must collect for regulatory purposes. This helps them trade with greater efficiency, profitability and control. SteelEye is the only platform to offer communications,...

Start-Up: Wealthify

Wealthify is an online investment service that makes investing easy and affordable for everyone. Get started in under 10 minutes and with as little as £1. Our experts will build you a global investment portfolio and manage it for you, every day.

Start-Up: Union Digital

Union Digital is an innovative vendor dedicated to providing digital financial systems to financial service providers like lenders, leasing and factoring providers, credit unions, currency brokers and client score providers to improve their client retention, automation, profitability and corporate governance. Union products are all based on union digital core.

eBooks

Machine Learning Automation Drives the Fintech Revolution

19/09/18Fintech is booming. Global investment in fintech at the end of 2015 stood at just over $19 billion, an increase of nearly 700% from 2011. Machine learning drives fintech. In lending, security, payment systems, insurance, compliance, and other fintech sectors, innovative analytics are essential to success. To compete with big...

Whitepapers

The definitive guide to beneficial ownership

20/09/18This white paper, courtesy of Bureau Van Dijk, is ideal for those who are new to the topic, or looking for a refresher course. The  guide covers everything from what beneficial ownership is to the technology available to keep up with constant ownership change.Bureau Van Dijk capture and treat private...

Global ID Verification with Melissa

01/10/18This publication from Melissa Global Intelligence was created to present the importance of a single unified 360 degree view of the customer – both for the benefit of marketing and KYC initiatives but also for fraud prevention. Knowing customers and ensuring that their data is accurate and verified is extremely important...

Blockchain & FinTech: A User Guide

29/08/18Welcome to the new world of trading on a blockchain platform.This Blockchain User Guide is designed and written for financial intermediaries, investment and financial advisers, trust fund managers, fintech professionals and wealth managers seeking a clearer understanding of blockchain technology’s potential and why it has been chosen as the underlying...

Will DLT work for my Business?

04/09/18The possibility of conducting complex transactions with unprecedented efficiency, security, and trust is tantalizing. But what can blockchain or digital ledger technology (DLT) do for your business, today?

Contego - Helping Modulr Ensure Legal Compliance and Support Growth

26/06/18Modulr is a new, dynamic business solution in the world of Fintech automated payments. Modulr’s APIs are designed to help businesses automate reconciliation and turn chaotic cash flows and confusing payment volumes into streamlined trackable activity.To ensure FCA regulatory compliance as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution, Modulr needed a technology-led...

How do application lifecycle management practices address hidden, underlying and embedded risks built into fintech innovations?

27/07/18Supported by Siemens, this paper explores the use of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and related software quality control practices in the fintech world. The objective is to understand how best practices for software development, maintenance and retirement are being applied in the dynamic world of financial technology, where ALM is...

Latest News

Armada Labs: September Updates

26/09/18There is some pretty cool stuff going on with our company. We were just featured in a prominent magazine. The mag selected us as leaders in the Fintech industry to interview and do a story on. This was a real feather in our collective hats!

Opportunity: Banking Competition Remedies Ltd (BCR) CIF Pool D webinar notification

15/10/18A webinar for potential applicants of the Capability & Innovation Fund is scheduled to take place on the morning of Wednesday 17 October at 09.30 GMT. The purpose of the webinar is to go through the application process for the Capability & Innovation Fund Pool D and importantly provide a...

Paybase Announced as Sponsor of FinTech Connect

14/09/18 Paybase has been announced as a sponsor of this year’s FinTech Connect Conference on 5th – 6th December. The UK’s largest FinTech event will this year host 5000 attendees from over 60 countries, with over 250 speakers giving talks on a variety of topics within FinTech.

How Health.Finance is tackling modern-day healthcare patient financing

30/08/18Nick Varnitski of Armada Labs has some stunning numbers for you to think about regarding modern-day healthcare patient financing. Are you ready? Here we go.

Open Banking 2.0: Why Everything is Changing

20/06/18In the latest Rebank podcast,

Financial Technology (Fintech) acceptance in the UK

16/05/18A telegraph research published in 2017, revealed that the UK ranks third on the most cashless countries in the world index. The top two countries are Canada and Sweden, while the other European countries that made into the top 10 are France and Germany.

Glint adopts HooYu to streamline customer on-boarding

23/04/18Leading identity confirmation provider HooYu has partnered with Glint to verify customer identity and maximise the speed and success rate for customers wanting to open an account.

UK FinTech Census 2017 - The Voice of FinTech

08/12/17The 2017 UK FinTech Census was designed to gather key insights directly from FinTechs, charting key areas of growth, as well as potential challenges. 

Dejamobile raises €2.5 M from Newfund

17/10/17Dejamobile, editor in software solutions specialised in secure mobile transactions, is accelerating its growth by raising €2.5 M from Newfund and M. François Enaud, former Chairman and CEO of the Steria group.

Aviva makes strategic investment in Wealthify

05/10/17Aviva, the UK’s largest provider of general insurance and leading life and pensions provider, is to make a strategic investment in Wealthify.

EY FinTech Adoption Index 2017 – The rapid emergence of FinTech

06/11/17Levels of financial technology (FinTech) adoption among consumers has surged globally over the past 18 months and is poised to be embraced by the mainstream, according to the latest EY FinTech Adoption Index.

Vega Solutions and our Vision Banking system

26/08/17Vision Banking was written by Vega in partnership with Investec Bank Channel Islands and handles Online and Back Office Intermediary and Private Client payment processing (including FX and batch processing), deposit and loan processing.

BBVA Open Talent 2018

05/03/18BBVA Open Talent, the world’s biggest fintech competition, will this year mark its tenth anniversary by working with more start-ups than ever before. 

Schroders Global In-Residence Programme for Tech Start-Ups

08/01/18Schroders is specifically targeting tech companies which have progressed beyond the conceptual or early-growth stage that offer solutions relevant to investment management. 

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