Developing innovation programmes that accelerate product development, M&A, partnerships and business growth, including: competitions, matchmaking events, hackathons, innovation access days, conferences and seminars.
Offering direct international PR opportunities for our members, sharing their successes and celebrating their achievements on our website, on stage and in the media, to enhance their global credibility and ensure they are seen and heard by their target audience.
Serving as a bridge between our members, regulators and policymakers - championing the interests of the FinTech community, polling our members to surface significant issues that FinTech companies are facing, and feeding their views into key policy thinking.
Linking a global network of smart money with our smart innovators in FinTech, through matchmaking events, pitch events, and access to an investment network that connects investors, entrepreneurs and other industry leaders.
Connecting our members with the latest industry intelligence, research and insights, including specialist sub-sector analysis, in-depth market research and exclusive industry reports.
Providing you with free access to the Hogan Lovells Regulatory Accelerator, a toolkit to help you understand the FCA regulatory regime, including regulatory permissions, FCA applications and appointed representatives.
1 - Application (complete your online application)
2 - Review (the Membership Review Committee will review your application)
3 - Payment (upon approval you will be invoiced your annual membership fee)
Innovate Finance is an independent membership-based organisation that is leading UK and coordinated global action on the growing industry of financial technology (FinTech) innovation. Members range from promising startups to leading global corporations, all with a technology-centric approach to innovation in financial services. Our organisation brings together companies from sectors such as insurance, retail and investment banking, payments, crowdfunding, big data, and alternative finance to promote and accelerate growth for the evolution of financial services.
Innovate Finance provides members with a single point of access to policymakers, regulators, partners, investors, customers, educators and talent. The mission is to foster better consumer outcomes through greater choice, social inclusion, diversity, resilience and investment in the new technologies that are transforming the sector for the benefit of all.
Innovate Finance has been endorsed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, but we are not a government body. Innovate Finance is a fully independent membership organisation that supports innovators in FinTech and serves as a bridge between our members, regulators and policymakers.
We are fortunate to count the City of London Corporation and Canary Wharf Group as founding sponsors, which have provided financial support to cover our startup costs.
Innovate Finance receives no government funding. We have a sustainable commercial membership model, with annual membership fees covering the cost of delivering our wide range of member benefits.
Membership brings a wide range of benefits, including opportunities for increased business growth and partnerships, greater exposure and influence, access to investment opportunities, exclusive business insights and commercial offers and discounts.
For a full range of member benefits, please see our benefits page.
Our current Board of Directors includes CEO Lawrence Wintermeyer, Non-Executive Chairman Al Lukies, Nick Hungerford of Nutmeg, Justin Fitzpatrick of DueDil and Kirsten English.
Lawrence Wintermeyer serves as CEO and Director of Innovate Finance. Lawrence spent over 20 years as an advisor, executive, and board member to build, grow, optimize, re-structure and divest companies from start-ups to global brands.
Al Lukies serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Innovate Finance, and is also the founder and CEO of Monitise.
Our membership structure has been set to foster inclusiveness, collaboration and competition. Our members range from newly launched pre-revenue startups to global financial enterprises, in addition to venture capitalists, angel investors, accelerators, incubators, academics, trade associations and subject matter experts.
Only companies can become members of Innovate Finance. Individuals who wish to engage with our ecosystem may contact us for additional information.
Innovate Finance works with key international partners to foster a more connected global FinTech ecosystem. Our movement is global in scope, and membership is open to international businesses provided they have a UK subsidiary or are willing to set one up.
Innovate Finance offers a tiered membership structure based on members' revenues and capital raised to date.
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