What to Expect in 2019

The most anticipated global FinTech event of the year is back! Now in its 5th year the annual Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) is once again taking over London and the historic Guildhall for two days – Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th April.

FinTech has changed how we look at financial services. It is shaping how the next generation will interact and think about finance. Catalysed by the financial crash 10 years ago, it has evolved into a powerful global movement driven by companies delivering ideas that harness the power of the digital age to create better, sustainable services for a more diverse community.

IFGS will convene the global FinTech community to the FinTech capital of the world: the UK. By showcasing the very best of industry and the global and cross-sector nature of financial innovation, it will be the definitive event for FinTech in 2019.

  • "IFGS one of the few places that I have seen where at the high level, you get the real decision makers coming together to really think about what is next for the industry."

    - Joe Guastella, US Consulting Leader, Financial Services, Deloitte
  • "It is a remarkable melting pot of the latest thinking and future direction."

    - Jeremy Wilson, Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking, Barclays
  • "IFGS is all about innovation and technology re-imagining financial services and Intel is proud to be a sponsor of the event."

    - Mike Blalock, General Manager, Financial Services Industry, Intel

Why Attend?

IFGS 2019 will focus on the key areas enhancing, empowering and safeguarding the FinTech sector today and in the years to come. You will hear from the best of industry on: developments in technology, the talent and skills gap, the importance of diversity and new sessions for this year, including Green Finance and Embedded Finance. Plus..

• Outstanding world-class speakers and partners that will share their knowledge and experience in content rich sessions on our 3 stages.

• Invaluable access to 2000 key industry stakeholders influencers and unrivalled opportunities to connect with senior decision makers.

• Access to the technologies defining the FinTech sector and the people behind them.

• Brand new agenda tracks and sessions focused on the cross-sector nature of FinTech, delivering surprises as new players and ideas take the stage.

• IFGS 2019 will also mark the start of UK FinTech Week (29th April – 3rd May)

Our Attendee base

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Deloitte

Website: Deloitte.co.uk/FinTech  At Deloitte, we’re active and passionate members of the FinTech ecosystem. We help incumbents to adapt, start-ups to grow, policy-makers to develop FinTech hubs and investors to seize the next opportunity, while also creating ways for FinTech to benefit society as a whole.  

Gold Sponsors

DataRobot

DataRobot helps enterprises embrace artificial intelligence (AI). Its automated machine learning platform harnesses hundreds of cutting-edge open source algorithms to discover the best machine learning models for every situation, empowering users of all skill levels to consistently make smarter, faster business decisions. The DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates models in parallel, delivering AI applications […]

Qatar Development Bank

Website: https://www.qdb.qa/en Company Bio/Description Qatar Development Bank provides financing services for small and medium-size industrial, educational, health, agricultural, and touristic projects in Qatar. It offers long and medium-term loans for industrial projects; export and import credit facilities to local industries; and assistance to industrial projects in obtaining loans from other local, regional, or international sources. […]

Silver Sponsors

Allen & Overy

Website: http://www.allenovery.com/pages/default.aspx Company Bio/Description Allen & Overy is an active player in the fintech ecosystem. Our lawyers work with companies at all stages of development from established players to emerging companies. We help our clients reach consistent and risk-conscious results while preserving and encouraging innovation. From anticipating regulatory hurdles, to protecting intellectual property, to negotiating […]

Compliancy Services

Compliancy Services offers award winning compliance consultancy and regtech services to firms that are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. We help them to become authorised, manage their ongoing compliance and regulatory obligations and empower their staff with focused compliance training. Our extensive Fintech knowledge and experience in comes from working […]

Eigen Technologies

Website: https://www.eigentech.com/ Company bio/description: Eigen is a research-led artificial intelligence company based in London and New York. Our mission is to help individuals and organizations make the right decisions, and we do this by unlocking the value of their qualitative data. Eigen automates the extraction and classification of information from documents. Our simple, flexible Natural Language […]

Hogan Lovells

Website: https://www.hoganlovells.com Company Bio/Description Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering […]

Intel

Website: https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/homepage.html Company Bio/Description Intel is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of essential technologies and platforms that power the cloud in an increasingly smart, connected world. Intel technologies unlock the power of data, and our strategy is to provide the technological foundation for the new data world. Accelerate Digital Transformation and Financial […]

Linklaters

Linklaters is a leading global law firm working with organisations across the fintech landscape. Our long-standing engagement within this sector, and our relationships with regulators and key industry players from financial market participants to disruptors mean that we understand the issues that currently impact each area of the fintech ecosystem and that matter to our […]

Lloyds Banking Group

Website: https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/ Company Bio/Description Lloyds Banking Group has many household names like Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows. Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services, focused on personal and commercial customers. The Group’s main business activities are retail, commercial and […]

Bronze Sponsors

Baringa

Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy. We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets. We use our industry insights, ideas and pragmatism to help each client improve their business. Collaboration is central to our strategy and culture ensuring we attract the brightest and the best. And it’s […]

Hitachi

Founded over 100 years ago, Hitachi is a recognized global technology leader with over 335,000 employees working at more than 1,000 Hitachi Group Companies in 70 countries. Our employees have made Hitachi one of the most respected brands on the planet. Hitachi pioneers develop and build products in operational technology across Energy, Urban Development, Water/Resources, […]

New Ground Coffee

New Ground started when Dickon and Joel combined a passion for social justice with a passion for great coffee. It’s well documented that prisoners are much more likely to reoffend after release if they are without training and jobs. That’s where New Ground fits in. We roast high grade, speciality coffee in Oxford and offer training and work opportunities for […]

Programme Partners

Alongside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, our programme partners for IFGS 2019 include the following organisations. We are proud to be working with such esteemed brands to bring our delegates the best possible content.

EDB Bahrain

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate. The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors, in order to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and […]

Omidyar Network

Open Banking

Media Partners

Business Reporter

Business Reporter is the UK’s leading publisher of special interest reports and editorials and is distributed with The Sunday Telegraph and City AM which reaches an average of 1.5 million people. Our commitment is to make meaningful analysis for every business owner. Whether you are running a small business, the head of a local company […]

Chatsworth Communications

Bio/Description: We are fintech PR’s original top dogs. From our headquarters in London and offices in New York, Singapore and Brussels, our team sits at the heart of the global fintech industry – helping clients to manage the communications challenges which affect their reputation, ability to operate and valuation. We are distinguished by our pinpoint […]

Empire Startups

Join over 550 FinTech leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators for a full-day of deep dive on all things FinTech at the 7th Annual Empire FinTech Conference in collaboration with S&P Global Market Intelligence. Hear from FinTech’s best and brightest with panels and firesides on Blockchain, AI, Data, Lending and Venture Capital. Highlights include a Fireside Chat […]

FinTech Finance

Fintech Finance works with prominent executives in the industry to provide key decision-makers globally within the foremost financial services organizations with consistent and accurate intelligence on emerging trends, breakthrough technologies and stimulating developments, helping them to make informed decisions. At Fintech Finance, we produce monthly video episodes looking at range of topics within financial services, […]

FinTech Futures

FinTech Power 50

Tipped to be recognised higher than other programmes and accolades, the Fintech Power 50 is not just a list of the most influential and up-and-coming Fintech businesses around the world but a global community striving to help each other shape the future world of Fintech. More like an accelerator programme with a hub-like community, being part of […]

Peer2Peer Finance News

The first online and print magazine dedicated purely to the fast-growing peer-to-peer finance industry, Peer2Peer Finance News offers high-quality news, analysis, opinion and features relating to this exciting area of alternative finance. In just two years it has become a highly-regarded resource read by peer-to-peer lending professionals, investors and the wider fintech community, as well as […]

The FinTech Times

Established in 2016, The Fintech Times is a multimedia news outlet centred around our print newspaper (the FIRST and ONLY Fintech newspaper) chronicling the latest developments in cutting-edge financial technologies including payments innovation, RegTech, banking transformation, AI, cryptocurrencies, WealthTech, Cybersecurity,  Insurtech and many more.   We are building that voice over the years together with the main players in […]

The Paypers

The Paypers (thepaypers.com) is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment and ecommerce community. Our readership consists of merchants, banks, payment services providers, processors, acquirers, financial institutions and technology vendors. We have a special focus on all major trends and developments in: payment solutions & services, digital […]

Exhibitors

Allen & Overy

Website: http://www.allenovery.com/pages/default.aspx Company Bio/Description Allen & Overy is an active player in the fintech ecosystem. Our lawyers work with companies at all stages of development from established players to emerging companies. We help our clients reach consistent and risk-conscious results while preserving and encouraging innovation. From anticipating regulatory hurdles, to protecting intellectual property, to negotiating […]

Bankable

Bankable provides banking as a service, and develops white-label and API-based payment solutions. Bankable is a global architect of innovative payment solutions for corporates, banks and retailers. Our solutions – including e-wallets, m-wallets, remittance services, P2P money transfers, and prepaid card programmes – are available in the form of white-label self-service platforms as well as […]

Barclays

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide. We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date. […]

bluQube

Simply, bluQube is a comprehensive finance and accounting system designed to assist your business in solving every day financial challenges in a practical and simplified way. bluQube has been specifically developed to help you challenge the way you think about finance. Through cloud and browser-based technology with multi-device access, bluQube transforms finance operations to deliver […]

Bureau Van Dijk

With information on around 300 million companies worldwide, Bureau van Dijk is the resource for company data. Our global database Orbis allows you to find, analyze and compare companies for better decision making and increased efficiency. The fact that Orbis provides standardized information means you can search for, and compare, companies across the globe using just one tool. Use […]

Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Compliancy Services

Compliancy Services offers award winning compliance consultancy and regtech services to firms that are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. We help them to become authorised, manage their ongoing compliance and regulatory obligations and empower their staff with focused compliance training. Our extensive Fintech knowledge and experience in comes from working […]

CUBE

CUBE transforms the way global financial institutions go about their compliance by leveraging Regulatory Content on the Open Web. CUBE, the RegChange company, provides an automated approach to identifying, analysing and monitoring global regulatory requirements to automate risk and compliance processes, establishing the world's first automated Regulatory Data Service that monitors every regulatory source globally. CUBE has grown rapidly with […]

Currency Cloud

Build your business and let customers move money with Currency Cloud’s easy-to-embed Payment Engine. Currency Cloud is transforming the international payments landscape by delivering international payments as a cloud-based service. We’ve built it for companies – such as payments service providers, banks, remittance firms and foreign exchange specialists – all of which need to provide […]

Dataminr

Dataminr for Finance helps financial professionals learn about market-moving events earlier and discover differentiated content that can be transformed into sharper insights, better opportunities, and more profitable decisions.

DataRobot

DataRobot helps enterprises embrace artificial intelligence (AI). Its automated machine learning platform harnesses hundreds of cutting-edge open source algorithms to discover the best machine learning models for every situation, empowering users of all skill levels to consistently make smarter, faster business decisions. The DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates models in parallel, delivering AI applications […]

DueDil

Duedil is an online business information service based in London. Currently the world’s biggest database of free company financials, Duedil aims to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of conducting business by making everything more transparent. By bringing together a variety of data sources, company and director profiles come alive with connections that were […]

EDB Bahrain

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is an investment promotion agency with overall responsibility for attracting investment into the Kingdom and supporting initiatives that enhance the investment climate. The EDB works with the government and both current and prospective investors, in order to ensure that Bahrain’s investment climate is attractive, to communicate the key strengths, and […]

Eigen Technologies

Website: https://www.eigentech.com/ Company bio/description: Eigen is a research-led artificial intelligence company based in London and New York. Our mission is to help individuals and organizations make the right decisions, and we do this by unlocking the value of their qualitative data. Eigen automates the extraction and classification of information from documents. Our simple, flexible Natural Language […]

Envestnet/Yodlee

Exo Investing

Investing is too important to be ignored, misunderstood or done badly. Exo leverages the latest technology to automate and personalise wealth management, making it accessible to everyone, both through our technology and our own investment platform. We partner with wealth managers, adviser networks, banks and other institutional clients to digitalise all back-office functions and the client […]

ezbob

Ezbob was incorporated in the UK in 2011 with a mission to digitize the entire loan management process. Ezbob’s platform delivers end-to-end functionality from origination to auto servicing which can be deployed as a completely managed, or an extended service. Our digital lending platform delivers a fast customer focused experience and competitive advantage, enabling our customers […]

Hitachi

Founded over 100 years ago, Hitachi is a recognized global technology leader with over 335,000 employees working at more than 1,000 Hitachi Group Companies in 70 countries. Our employees have made Hitachi one of the most respected brands on the planet. Hitachi pioneers develop and build products in operational technology across Energy, Urban Development, Water/Resources, […]

Intel

Intel is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of essential technologies and platforms that power the cloud in an increasingly smart, connected world. Intel technologies unlock the power of data, and our strategy is to provide the technological foundation for the new data world. Accelerate Digital Transformation and Financial Services innovation based on […]

Kompli-Global Limited

Kompli-Global use a combination of advanced AI driven technology and human expertise to fully identify a corporate network and alert you to potential risk indicators and events. Our services reduce your exposure to fraud, mitigate against personal and corporate prosecution, protect your brand’s reputation and make true regulatory compliance a cost effective reality. Kompli-Global has developed […]

Linklaters

Linklaters is a leading global law firm working with organisations across the fintech landscape. Our long-standing engagement within this sector, and our relationships with regulators and key industry players from financial market participants to disruptors mean that we understand the issues that currently impact each area of the fintech ecosystem and that matter to our […]

Lloyds

We are a financial services group with millions of UK customers with a presence in nearly every community; we are familiar on the high street and with over 1 million businesses through our portfolio of brands. Our business is focused on retail and commercial financial services. We thrive based on how well we serve our […]

Mangopay

Unlike traditional payment solutions, MANGOPAY provides its customers with a fully customisable end-to-end payment technology. This technology perfectly adapts to the needs of marketplaces, crowdfunding and sharing economy platforms. We accept multiple payment methods, including credit and debit cards, bank wires and Direct Debit. We provide our customers with an automated payout system along with […]

Moneyfarm

MoneyFarm is a european online independent advisor active since 2012. Thousands of customers entrust their savings to MoneyFarm, allowing us to manage millions of pounds of investments. Our unbiased financial advisors use cutting-edge technology to provide a first-class service, at a fraction of the cost of traditional advisory firms.

Natwest

RBS is a global retail and investment bank headquartered in Edinburgh, with subsidiaries including RBS, NatWest, Citizens and Coutts.

Oakam

Oakam is a digital micro-lender helping underbanked, overlooked, consumers onto and up the credit ladder. We believe that the credit industry is broken for the growing number of consumers looking to access vital funds, that help them establish or improve their credit score. At Oakam, we’re challenging the status quo with a new model for […]

OakNorth

OakNorth was created with a single vision in mind – to empower entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. The bank, which gained regulatory approval in early 2015, was borne out of the experiences of its founders, who encountered first-hand the challenges of financing a growth business in the UK. Most businesses can raise finance if they […]

OpenFin

Move Fast. Break Nothing. OpenFin is the financial industry’s operating system, enabling rapid and secure deployment, native experience and desktop interoperability.  Used by the largest industry players through to the newest of FinTech innovators, OpenFin deploys more than a thousand desktop applications to more than 1500 buy-side and sell-side firms. OpenFin investors include Bain Capital […]

Salt Edge

Salt Edge is an open banking api gateway that enables any financial institution to get instant access to account information and payment initiation across over 3000 banks in 60 countries. Salt Edge also provides psd2 compliance solutions to small and medium banks within EU. Salt Edge clients include: Cleo, Chip, Yolt, Emma, ING, BBVA, Societe […]

Santander

Our purpose at Santander UK is to help people and businesses prosper. We are a leading financial services provider, offering a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services, with around 14 million customers across our Retail and Corporate Businesses.

Seedrs

Invest in businesses you believe in. Seedrs is the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. We make it simple for anyone – from angels and venture capitalists, to friends and family – to become investors in ambitious, growth-oriented, European businesses. You can invest as little or as much as you like, and we handle all of […]

Syndicate Room

Syndicate Room is an equity crowdfunding platform. We are using technology to revolutionise the way UK companies gain access to finance. We grant a wider investment community access to alternative investment opportunities, usually only available to professionals. We are passionate about finding the game changing companies of the future, helping them raise finance and ultimately […]

Synechron

Synechron is a leading Digital IT Consulting firm and is working to Accelerate Digital initiatives for banks, asset managers, and insurance companies around the world. We achieve this by providing our clients with innovative solutions that solve their most complex business challenges and combining Synechron’s unique, end-to-end Digital, Business Consulting, and Technology services. Based in […]

Thought Machine

World Remit

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money abroad. We’ve taken something complicated and made it simple. WorldRemit enables customers to send money online by several methods, namely cash pick-up, bank transfer, Mobile Money and airtime top-up. We send to more than 125 countries and the number is growing all the time. Using WorldRemit is easy […]

UK FinTech Week 2019

IFGS will also mark the beginning of UK Fintech Week 2019, running from Monday 29th all the way to Friday 3rd May. Partners this year include the City of London, HM Treasury, the Department for International Trade, London Stock Exchange,  London and Partners and Motive Partners.

Innovate Finance is proud to support the week and connect the voice of industry with government, regulators and market leaders.

“UK FinTech Week 2019 provides a great opportunity to celebrate the UK’s position as a leading global hub for FinTech – showcasing the best of British FinTech firms, innovation and talent. There is significant potential to export the impressive FinTech products and services we see developing here in the UK to the benefit of consumers and businesses internationally. By working closely with industry and partners we are much more likely to succeed in that ambition, and it is exactly this kind of collaboration that is embodied in the Innovate Finance Global Summit and UK FinTech Week.”

-Tomas Helm, Head of FinTech at Department for International Trade

New to IFGS 2019

The Exhibition Hub

This year we are revolutionising the Guildhall’s impressive Great Hall to become our main global Exhibition space. It will be the epicentre of activity across the two days, complete with bigger and better exhibition stands, manned by the sector’s leading FinTech companies, and more areas to network and listen in to content sessions and startup pitches.

New Networking Areas

IFGS 2019 will provide more opportunities to spend quality time with the people and businesses you want to engage with. Connecting with our 250+ member community has never been easier through our brand new Exhibition Hub, key networking zones and the international pavilion.

The Global Exhibition Hub

New Stages and Zones

Networking Areas

Global Summit Insights

Speaker Spotlights

IFGS 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Todd Latham, Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Product, CurrencyCloud

What is it about IFGS that brings you back every year? OR What is it about IFGS that has brought you to the event this year? I have been to the IFGS several times and always find it useful. This year is particularly pivotal given the uncertainty that Brexit poses to British FinTech. What is […]

IFGS 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Davinia Tomlinson – Founder & CEO, rainchq

What is it about IFGS that has brought you to the event this year? Innovate Finance is the authority on all things fintech and as such the global summit is the one ‘do not move’ event in the annual calendar of all players operating within this space, both start ups and more established brands. What […]

IFGS 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Sophie Stevenson-Guibaud, Managing Director Europe, Fidor Group

What is it about IFGS that brings you back every year? OR What is it about IFGS that has brought you to the event this year? IFGS is the flagship event for Fintech in the UK and one of the main ones in Europe. I go back there every year as it is an excellent […]

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On Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th March Innovate Finance kicked off the 1st UK FinTech Week 2018 and gathered leaders and innovators across FinTech, financial services and technology for two days of discussion and debate at the historic Guildhall.

Over 2000 delegates and 300 FinTech companies from across the world convened in London for IFGS 2018. With stage sessions, roundtables, workshops and fringe events taking place across the two days and the Square Mile, the Summit was a festival of FinTech and showcased world-class speakers tackling the issues set to define the sector.

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29.04 - 30.04.2019
Guildhall, London, UK