About Us

About

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.

More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as a single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, and business opportunity and investment capital. By bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

Member Benefits

Programmes And Events

Innovate Finance curates and supports programmes and events designed to connect our members, promote greater collaboration in the community and foster greater FinTech innovation.

Members can be involved in:

  • Enterprise Connections
  • Curated Events for Institutions
  • Private Roundtable Discussions
  • Member Sandboxes
  • Scaling up Support
  • CXO and CMO Forums
  • Thought Leadership Initiatives
  • Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018
  • US East Coast Programmes
  • Women in FinTech and Diversity Series

Policy

Innovate Finance connects members to the most relevant policy initiatives to help navigate the regulatory and political environment.

Members can engage with:

  • The FinTech Big Bang Project
  • Ongoing policy work and consultations
  • Parliamentary engagement
  • The All Party Parliamentary Group on FinTech
  • Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG)

Promotion

Championing the work of our members means we are actively involved in promoting their achievements to the global community. Innovate Finance works with our members to ensure their voices are heard.

Members can receive:

  • Social Media and digital engagement
  • Media placements and profiling
  • Regular content promotion
  • Thought leadership support
  • Attendance at International Trade Missions

Sponsors & Partners

EVENTS & INITIATIVES

UPCOMING EVENTS

FinovateFall 2018 NYC

Date: September 24-26, 2018 Location: Marriot Marquis Times Square | New York, NY FinovateFall is returning to NYC! Join us for three days of wall-to-wall FinTech activity, featuring Finovate’s signature combination of fast-paced demos and insightful expertise. FinovateFall’s demos will showcase the best new innovations in financial and banking technology from over 70 leading established companies and […]

NewCo London

NewCo London is back on 10 May 2018 – tickets now available!  Have you ever wanted to meet some of the most innovative companies in London? NewCo London on 10 May will provide a full day immersion into London’s tech and innovation ecosystem giving you the opportunity to visit companies ranging from AI to Ecommerce, EdTech […]

InsurTech Insights Conference

Date: 19th – 20th June 2018 Location: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. London Europe’s Leading InsurTech conference. Insurtech Insights is the event at the center of the revolution of the Insurance industry. The leaders of insurance, the most innovative insurtechs, and the best fintech investors will be there. Pack a year worth of meetings in just 2 […]

Web Summit

Date : 5 November – 8 November 2018 Location : Lisbon, Portugal This is the largest tech conference in the world and has over 70,000 attendees and 1,200 speakers from over 170 countries. The Web Summit aims to connects the technology community with all other industries around the world. To register click here.

OnBrand

Date : 11 October 2018 Location : Amsterdam, Netherlands OnBrand gathers Europe’s brightest minds in marketing, tech, and design. Major CMOs, brand directors, and creative leaders come together to discuss the intersection between marketing and technology, and the current trends shaping the industry. To register click here.

World Summit AI

Date : 10 October – 11 October 2018 Location : Amsterdam, Netherlands There are over 4,500 attendees and 140 speakers from over 100 countries. It shows the newest innovation and progress in machine and deep learning. Attendees can create partnerships, start investment projects, and collaborate in technology. To register click here.

Open Networking Summit

Date : 25 September – 27 September 2018 Location : Amsterdam, Netherlands This conference gathers enterprises and service and cloud providers to share, highlight innovation, and discourse the future. To register click here.

App Design & Development Conference

Date : 4 July – 6 July 2018 Location : Barcelona, Spain ADDC aims to create an opportunity for designers and developers to meet, find new ways to work together and get inspired in an open, inclusive and collaborative space. To register click here.  

Efma SME Banking Summit

Date : 13 June – 14 June 2018 Location : Paris, France Efma is a banking association with over 3,300 member-companies from 130 companies. The SME event focuses on the challenges facing SMEs in the evolving retail financial services landscape. It specializes in analyzing FinTech’s place in helping SMEs and how banks can go digital to improve […]

MoneyConf 2018

Date : 11 June – 13 June 2018 Location : Dublin, Ireland Organized by Web Summit, MoneyConf has over 5,000 attendees from 60 countries and 720 CEOs from 1,000 companies. Leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and fintech experts gather at MoneyConf for keynotes, workshops, and networking events. To register click here.

Money 20/20 Europe

Date : 4 June – 6 June 2018 Location : The RAI, Amsterdam It will feature over 350 speakers during over 100 sessions. Fintech startups come together with payments and financial services to shape the future of money. A £200 discount with the code 18FNSW To register click here.

ASEAN StrategyForum Banking

Date : 9 May – 10 May 2018 Location : 7500 BEACH ROAD, 199591, Singapore There are organised one-on-one meetings between financial institutions and solution providers. There will be many FinTechs and banks in attendance, both looking for partnerships. To register click here.

IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition

Date : 8 May – 9 May 2018 Location : Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey Main topics of the conference are banking, artificial intelligence, credit and operational risk management, payment systems, insurance, and fraud prevention. To register click here.  

Chainges

Date : 4 May – 5 May 2018 Location : Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, Amsterdam, Netherlands Chainges is a two-day blockchain and cryptocurrency event. It will consist of a pitch competition, speakers, an afterparty and boat party, a dinner party, and networking events. To register click here.

eFinTech Show

Date : 11 April – 12 April 2018 Location : Barcelona, Spain It consists of conferences and exhibitions focused on presenting technology solutions for banking and finance. FinTech featured will be cryptocurrency, challenge banks, new tech, and big tech. Attendees are banking and finance executives, venture capitalists, analysts, and entrepreneurs. To register click here.

LendIt Europe 2018

Date : 19 November – 20 November 2018 Location : Business Design Centre, London With over 5,000 attendees and 150 speakers from 50 countries, LendIt Europe is a great place to network with investors and FinTech startups from around the world. To register click here.

PayExpo Europe 2018

Date : 3 October – 4 October 2018 Location : Business Design Center, London PayExpo is the UK’s largest payments event. It is a great place to share knowledge and network with disruptors and innovators driving the change in payments. Many banks, retailers, gaming groups, transport operators, and mobile network operators attend to see the latest technology in […]

InsurTech Europe Conference

Date : 21 September 2018 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 PM Location : Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT Networking, vendor showcases, panels, pitches, and presentations focused on InsurTech, AI, Blockchain, and Autonomous Vehicles. To register click here.  

Fintech – Silicon Roundabout Meetup

Date : 27 July 2018 – 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Location : Cocoon Networks London, 4 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS Meet with new FinTech startups. To register click here.

London Fintech Week

Date : 6 July – 13 July 2018 Location : Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE The aim of this week is to unite the world of FinTech and spark the dialogue between established multi-national institutions, innovation firms, disruptive start-ups, governments, media, and investors. To register click here.

Fintech and Blockchain Conference World Finance Forum

Date : 30 May 2018 – 31 May 2018 Location : The Great Hall Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Hornton St, Kensington, LondonW8 7NX Focuses on Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, InsurTech, RegTech, PropTech, Bitcoin, Investment, Online, Digital, Insurance, and Wealth Management To register click here.

Global RegTech Summit

Date : 22 May 2018 – 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Location : London, London Europe’s leading RegTech event with about 600 delegates, over 100 CCOs, CTOs, MDs, and directors from financial institutions, and over 100 RegTech company CEOs and company leaders. To register click here.

Open Banking Summit 2018

Date: 25 April 2018 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Location: Inmarsat Global Limited, 99 City Road Conference Centre, 99 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AX Learn about how aggregators, challenger banks, and tech startups will grow their market share and compete with the large incumbents. To register click here.

Fintech Design Conference

Date: 20 April 2018 – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Location: Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, Marylebone, London There are 14 speakers, a live a panel, and over 300 attendees ranging from Fintech startups to major players in the financial services sector. To register click here.  

Fintech World Euro Summit Evolution of Blockchain Technology

Date : 4 April 2018 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location : One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB Explores new methods of finance and review existing and developing legal considerations and international initiatives. To register click here.  

PAST EVENTS

RBI EU 2018

Hilton Bankside Hotel, London, March 27th – 28th 2018 Build a digital first distribution strategy that capitalises on the commercial opportunities of open banking and AI to deliver outstanding personalised, omnichannel experiences Find out more here

NTT DATA Global Open Innovation Business Contest 7.0: UK Heat Finals

Thursday 22nd February 2018, 13:30pm – 17:30pm, Sandbox, Level39, One Canada Square, London, E14 5AB
NTT DATA Open Innovation Competition: UK Heat, held in collaboration with Innovate Finance at Level39, will see the best 10 applicants pitching their startup to compete for a spot in the Grand Finale in Tokyo in March 2018. Use the code NTTDATA. Register here.

APPG on FinTech Parliamentary Reception with Visa

 Monday 29th January 2018 from 16:00 – 18:00, Palace of Westminster, London

Innovate Finance (The Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on FinTech) is hosting a private Parliamentary reception with Visa Inc. to be held at the Palace of Westminster. The event will feature an ‘In Conversation’ between the Group’s Chair, Adam Afriyie MP and Avin Arumugam, Senior Vice President for the Internet of Things (IoT) at Visa Inc.

Register here.

Open Banking. Three sides to every story – what is yours?

Wednesday 29th November, 18:00pm – 21:00pm

Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, Earl Street, London, EC2A 4ES.

Wouldn’t it be easier if there were only three sides to this story. Debates around open banking have been complex and at times heated. There is a lot at stake for all involved. What is your perspective on open banking and what does it mean for the future of your business? In collaboration with Pinsent Masons we are launching a joint industry paper – The Future of Open Banking, beyond January 2018, setting out our key findings.

Register here.

Winter Warmer drinks with Santander InnoVentures

Wednesday, 1st November

18-21 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR

As we’re now full swing into Autumn, Santander InnoVentures is inviting friends of the fund to an evening of drinks and nibbles at its London headquarters. Join Mariano Belinky and the Investment team to mull over the latest going ons in the fintech scene.
Interested in attending?
 
 

Women in FinTech

16th November, 2017, 6.30pm-9pm

Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct London, EC1A 2FG

Closing the FinTech gender gap remains a priority for Innovate Finance. We want to ensure female leaders play a vital role in creating better financial services for our communities. Join us on the 16th of November at Hogan Lovells to celebrate the women driving FinTech and financial services forward.

Register here.

Members’ Drinks: Innovate Finance Office Warming

Thursday 9th November, 6pm-9pm

Floor 7, 2A Finsbury Avenue, 
London, EC2M 2PP

On Thursday 9th November, Innovate Finance will be hosting an evening of drinks, music and networking for our members at our new offices in Broadgate.
Innovate Finance members only

Register interest here.

Finovate MiddleEast 2018

 26-27th February 2018, Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre | Dubai, UAE

The Dubai debut will feature fast-paced, short-form discussions from industry leaders. Content-driven panels, regulatory perspectives, and world-class keynotes will address themes and topics relevant to the MENA market and broader economy as well. Save 20% when you register with the partner promo code FKV2345IFT.

Register here.

Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018

Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th March, 2018, Guildhall, London

Join us for the Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018 and be immersed in the ideas shaping global FinTech.

IFGS 2018 will convene the global FinTech community to the FinTech capital of the world: London. The summit will welcome the world’s leading lights, from innovators, institutions and investors to regulators, policymakers and startups.

Register here.

FinTech Growth Forum

19th September, 9am-7pm

155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Innovate Finance is hosting the inaugural FinTech Growth Forum to support our members on their scaling journeys. Whether you are a startup looking for funding or a high-momentum company considering an exit, join us to access media, discuss capital and hear war stories from the global entrepreneurial community.

Find out more here

BBVA Open Talent 2017: FinTech for Companies

7th September, 8am-2pm

East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX

The third thematic final of the 9th edition of BBVA Open Talent: FinTech for Companies. An intense day in which the entrepreneurs will present their projects and compete for the BBVA Open Talent F4C.

Find out more here
 
 

FinovateAsia

November 7th-8th, 2017

JW Marriott, Hong Kong

Finovate events bring together the entire FinTech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.

Find out more here
 
 

The Future of RegTech

23rd June

Hogan Lovells, 13th St NW, Washington

For the launch of the Transatlantic Policy Working Group’s (TPWG) first white paper, this event will bring together leading regulators and industry experts.

Money Talks: VC Reverse Pitch

15th June

East Wintergreen, 43 Bank Street, E14 5NX

Back by popular demand! Innovate Finance puts VCs in the hot-seat by getting them on stage to pitch to startups before a sellout crowd.

INITIATIVES

Women in Finance Charter

Innovate Finance is committed to 40 – 60% gender diversity by the end of 2018 as part of our target for the Women in Finance Charter. To find out more about the Charter click here.

City Giving Day 2017

As part of our commitment to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, Innovate Finance is showing our ongoing support for Financial Inclusion and Diversity in FinTech. Find out more about City Giving Day click here.

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