2015: Fintech, Fintech, Fintech

Yes, 2015 was the year that the Fintech bubble exploded.  It hasn’t burst yet, but it’s clear that Fintech is the word of 2015.  Everyone is talking unicorns, start-ups, disruption, Fintech and yet this is nothing new.  I often say that I’m only known in the Fintech world because I’ve worked in technology in finance all my life and finally someone decided to put the words together and merge them.  Like Brangelina, Kimye and Bennifer, Fintech is of the moment.

Challenger banks boosted by UK Government

The UK Government has confirmed a range of measures designed to help challenger banks take on the establishment, including extension of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) for SMEs, the launch of a new regulatory bank startup unit, and the establishment of a high level advisory group to review banking competition.

Innovate Finance Manifesto UK 2020

Who is Innovate Finance?

Innovate Finance is an independent membership-based industry organisation that aims to advance the UK’s standing as a leader in financial technology (FinTech) innovation both domestically and abroad. Members range from the world’s leading global corporations to the UK’s most promising FinTech start-ups who through Innovate Finance, receive a single point of access to policy makers, regulators, investors, customers, educators, talent and key commercial partners.

Project Innovate: Next Steps

Project Innovate went live at the FCA in October 2014. Our aim is to make sure that:

  • We encourage innovation in the interests of consumers.
  • We promote competition through disruptive innovation − innovation that offers new services to customers and challenges existing business models.