ALTFI ANNOUNCES LONDON SUMMIT 2018 AS FINTECH INDUSTRY ENTERS MOMENTOUS CHAPTER ON BACK OF REGULATORY CHANGE

  • Fifth Annual London Summit will take place on March 26th in the Fintech capital of the world
  • Event will explore rapidly changing landscape brought about by onset of Open Banking and PSD2
  • Industry leaders from likes of Funding Circle, Tandem and Starling Bank will share their insights on the future of financial services
  • Event comes as latest data highlights anticipated growth of 42.5%

AltFi, the market-leading platform for news, data and insights on alternative finance and fintech, today confirms the line-up of its fifth annual AltFi London Summit, which will take place on Monday March 26th 2018.

The event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, influencers and investors in the fintech sector for in-depth debate on a rapidly changing landscape and the future of financial services.

In a year of rapid regulatory change, brought about by Open Banking and PSD2, speakers will address the opportunities this presents for fintech and alternative finance platforms.

Other key themes will include the broader economic impact of alternative finance, the growth of digital-only banks and opportunities for institutional investors.

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Speakers already confirmed include Samir Desai, CEO and co-founder of Funding Circle, Ricky Knox, CEO and co-founder of Tandem and Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank.

Growth set to continue in 2018

The event comes after a milestone year in 2017 in which alternative finance loan origination volumes increased by 41.9% to £14.1bn. Based on current trends, AltFi Data also projects growth in 2018 will surpass £7bn.

The event is expected to attract over 350 delegates, with organisations in attendance including alternative finance and fintech platforms, institutional investors and fund managers, banks, policymakers and media.

The event will be held at 155 Bishopsgate in the heart of the City of London.

Commenting on the London Summit 2018, David Stevenson, executive director and co-founder of AltFi said: “This year is set to be a milestone one for alternative finance and fintech, with regulatory changes such as Open Banking and PSD2 driving considerable change across the industry.

“Our mission at this year’s AltFi London Summit is to unlock the key opportunities and challenges we face across a fast changing landscape, welcoming some of the brightest minds in the game to debate these issues.

“Now in our fifth year, the growth of the event is testament to growth of the market itself, evolving from a nascent sector into an increasingly important part of the financial services ecosystem.”

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