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Sam Handfield-Jones

Co-Head, Seccl

Sam is co-head of Seccl, the custodian and platform technology provider, and Director of Growth and Innovation at Octopus.

Seccl is a custodian and technology company. Our publicly-documented API provides simple, plug and play access to financial markets – helping ambitious fintechs of all sizes to launch new investment and advice propositions quickly and affordably.

The company recently became part of the Octopus Group, a £9bn group of companies that’s on a mission to breathe new life into financial services and energy.

Prior to his role at Seccl, Sam launched and ran Octopus Cash, a marketplace for savers to find better rates, and Octopus Choice, a property lending platform.

He is passionate about fintech and the role that technology can play in opening access to financial services, and has championed both financial and digital education through initiatives like the Octopus Academy.

Sam joined Octopus in 2013 in financial planning and corporate development, working on strategy and M&A.