IFGS 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Sheraz Dar, CEO, CreditLadder

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?

This is my first time at IFGS and I’m excited to see and hear from the FinTech community – there are plenty of amazing businesses and people I’m looking forward to hearing more from.

What is the biggest change you have seen in the FinTech industry over the past 12 months?

The implementation and adoption of Open Banking is pertinent to CreditLadder being able to deliver on its promise and this could be a major step change for the industry. I’d hate to see it failing to achieve its potential.

What do you believe to be the most vital implication of Brexit on UK Fintech?

Resource. We need great people to deliver success for UK FinTech and they need to feel welcome.

What are your go-to reads for industry updates and insights?

Communications from Innovate Finance, of course. I’m also part of some groups where people are willing to share insights and news which is great to see

If you could be stuck in a lift with 3 people who would it be and why?

My Grandfather – I never got to meet him and I’d like to understand more about this life. Sir Alex Ferguson – I’d love to understand what helped make him such a success and also how his upbringing shaped him. Muhammad Ali – The greatest.