Ep. 198. Insights: HMT's International Fintech Conference

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We are recording at the International Fintech Conference in London! Simon interviews a bevy of fintech experts for their insights into the next year: - David Duffy, CEO, CYBG and recently named Fintech Envoy to England. - Eileen Burbidge, HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech and Partner at Passion Capital - Al Lukies CBE, Motive Partners; PM’s FinTech Envoy - Nikhil Rahti CEO, London Stock Exchange Group - Adrienne Harris, Chief Business Development Officer and General Counsel of States Title, Inc. - Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Global Head of FinTech, EY - John Glen MP and Economic Secretary to the Treasury

We’re at the IFTC held at London’s Tobacco Dock where Simon is meeting some of the fintech envoys outlined in the Chancellor’s keynote address and getting some insights into how the new fintech strategy will play out.

David Duffy explains the excitement behind the fintech bridges and the challenges ahead for fintechs and banks working together.

Eileen Burbidge shares key insight on the state of the fintech landscape today, how the UK leads the industry, how fintechs need to adapt in the face of GDPR and the power of transparency.

Al Lukies gives us some more information on the fintech bridges and how the Australian bridge will be stronger than the Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and China bridges. Collaboration is at the heart of the bridge but it’s at the first step of a long journey.

Nikhil Rahti comments from his unique position on fintechs gradual change from the B2C market to financial markets. How new tech is improving sectors the world over and just why open access distributed ledger technology might speed transactions up to transform the global financial market.

Adrienne Harris gives her global perspective on fintechs growth, where its future challenges lie, how the UK and US can learn from each other, and the importance of efficient regulation.

Imran Gulamhuseinwala tells Simon about the Open Banking implementation and ensuring that the 9 largest banks in the UK implement it properly. He also explains that Open Banking will have a few more iterations before it’s complete and what the next few phases will be.

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Special Guests: Adrienne Harris, Alastair Lukies, David Duffy, Eileen Burbidge, Imran Gulamhuseinwala, John Glen, and Nikhil Rathi.

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