IFGS 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Yuelin Li, Director of Strategy and Expansion at Onfido

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

Globally, the past 12 months have been extremely exciting for fintechs with a large number of countries passing legislation to lower the barriers to entry for financial innovation – Japan, Mexico, Malaysia, France are just a few examples. Every country and sector’s story is different, but it is exciting to see the amount of innovation globally, especially in countries with historically low levels of financial inclusion.

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

Although the UK had a great head start, I believe we will need to work very hard to maintain the lead we have. This will be through a combination of things – continued support from the FCA, thought leadership on fintech globally, ease of attracting talent, continued innovation (our angle is on digital identity) and building strong relationships with the rest of Europe even if we’re not in the EU.

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

Big fan of well-written, curated newsletters:

NYTimes Dealbook

Quartz daily brief

The Exponential View