Innovate Finance Statement on the impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus for IFGS 2020 (as of March 13, 2020)

It is with great regret that Innovate Finance has decided to cancel IFGS, scheduled to take place on April 20-21 at Guildhall, London, due to ongoing industry concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As you will be aware, many companies have now implemented non-essential travel and event restrictions, making it difficult for many of our speakers, panellists and delegates to attend IFGS.

We have not taken this decision lightly and have been in constant discussions with our key partners, who are together hosting UK FinTech Week. IFGS is the flagship event of that week, convening the global FinTech industry in the UK to share ideas, discuss new trends, find new investors and foster existing relationships. It is hard to express our disappointment that IFGS will no longer take place.

We are however delighted to say that we will still take the opportunity to profile the ongoing strength of UK FinTech during the week of April 20-24. This will become digital content, virtual events, smaller roundtables and partner events. We will be releasing a schedule of activity over the coming days and weeks, so please do keep an eye out on the UK FinTech Week website for updates and information on how to register. In turn, please get in touch if you would like to submit digital content.

As the industry body for UK FinTech, we will of course continue to support our members and the ecosystem throughout the year. We will continue to develop and deliver our wider programme of activities, strengthening our focus on important themes like access to capital, talent & skills, financial inclusion & education, and partnerships.

Innovate Finance will be in touch regarding upcoming events we have planned over the course of the year. In the meantime, please make sure you mark next year’s IFGS dates in your diary: Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th April, 2021 at the Guildhall, London, when we look forward to kicking off UK FinTech Week 2021.


The most hotly anticipated FinTech event of the year is back. Returning for its 6th instalment, IFGS will take place at London’s Guildhall on Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st April 2020.

The UK is a leading global FinTech hub, IFGS 2020 will bring together delegates from around the world to the nation’s capital, to showcase the very best the sector has to offer!

Platinum Sponsor


Flagship event of



Senior Delegates


Leading FinTech


Top Tier
Industry Speakers

Expo Hall

and Investment

Tech Tunnel

for the first time

“IFGS has become one of the flagship events in
London’s FinTech calendar”

Jeff Kalisky,


The calibre of industry leading speakers and sector defining FinTechs is one of the many reasons IFGS is the premier event for FinTech around the globe.

“It is a remarkable melting pot of the latest thinking
and future direction”

Jeremy Wilson,
Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking


Involvement at IFGS is easy. From speaking on one of our interactive panels to being an event partner or sponsor of the event, there are a whole host of ways for you to get involved.

Register your interest below.


Sit at the heart of the UK’s FinTech ecosystem. Innovate Finance members receive complimentary tickets to IFGS. The Summit forms a crucial centre point for membership as you network amongst peers, highlight your insights and enjoy the buzz of a truly revolutionary sector and space.