Money, Money, Money: The Future of Payments, Part 2
The speed of transition in some economies from a cash to a digital-payments economy is staggering: What are the lessons other nations can learn from this?
Embedded Payments: What’s Next?
Payments Worldwide: A Comparison of Business Models
What innovation can markets expect?
How will this impact current players and users?
Moderator: Kristy Duncan, Founder & CEO, Women in Payments
Tom Mutton, Director of FinTech, Bank of England
Yuval Rooz, Co-founder & CEO, Digital Asset
Julie Patient, Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Myles Stephenson, CEO, Modulr Finance
Vikesh Patel, Head of UK and Ireland, SWIFT
RecordedApr 22 202060 mins
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AI technology has had an enormous impact on the Banking & Finance sector. This trend is only likely to continue.
Already most credit check, KYC and AML decisions are now made by algorithms. Credit scores and, therefore, credit worthiness tests are also hugely faster and more accurate when carried out by algorithms trained on large data sets based on past decisions and outcomes.
Similarly, investing and trading continue to be disrupted by AI. In some markets more trade happens as the result of orders placed by algorithms than by humans.
The so-called "FinTech Revolution", which has disrupted and forced a rethink of existing paradigms within Banking & Finance, is strongly assisted by AI technologies - for example, many of these companies use AI to combat fraud.
However, the mass adoption of AI over the past ten years has also brought up important concerns. When using these technologies, institutions now must ask themselves fundamental questions:
Are the algorithms we use fair and transparent?
Are our customers adequately protected from risk?
Is our users’ data safe?
Are these approaches sustainable?
And crucially, is using AI worth it?
Speaker: Professor Nir Vulkan
Nir is Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School, is a long term member of the Oxford Man Institute for Quantitative Finance, where leading researchers from AI are developing models for trading in particular. He is Director of the Oxford Programmes on Fintech; Blockchain Strategy; and Algorithmic Trading and Chair of the Committee set up to advise the European Commission on AI in Banking and Finance.
Launching our brand new series where we welcome global bank executives, fintech founders, influencers and change-makers to share their vision on the future of financial services.
In this edition, we speak to Amrita Ahuja, Chief Financial Officer of Square. She was previously CFO of Blizzard Entertainment, a division of Activision Blizzard, and held various leadership positions at Fox Networks Group, the Walt Disney Company and Morgan Stanley.
Join us to hear from Amrita on her journey to Square and how Square is serving its purpose of Economic Empowerment in the US and internationally.
The Innovate Finance Power Hour is back. Tune into our new digital format where we interview the brightest and best from across the FinTech ecosystem. Learn more about their journey, their challenges and their outlook on the future.
Do you have a question for Louise? Let us know when you register!
Louise Hill, co-founder and COO, gohenry
Louise has over 20 years experience in commerce and operations. Prior to gohenry, Louise was at the forefront of the retail industry’s transition to digital, launching the first wave of ecommerce websites for some of the UK’s biggest household names, including Next Directory, John Lewis, The Innovations Group, Past Times and Debenhams.
Louise is an authority on financial education and the youth economy and has made regular appearances on BBC radio and TV, including BBC Breakfast. She is often called on for speaker opportunities at high-profile events including keynote speaker at CogX 2020 and Innovate Finance’s Global Summit and is currently representing the youth sector as part of the government’s APPG on Challenger Banks and Building Societies.
Louise is a big advocate for the power of learning by doing and dedicates time talking to MBA groups at universities around the country.
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus on how banks can provide their services with less contact. Technology has a vital part to play – and if we look at the different banking technologies available – not just in the UK but across the globe – we’ve seen how banks are adapting to this ‘new normal’.
The webinar would discuss how banks have had to adapt to the restrictions imposed – but still maintain banking provision for personal and SMB financial needs including providing –
- Remote services: Interactive Teller Machines – how this technology hasn’t been taken up in the UK, but is prevalent across the US and Middle East. Coronavirus has shifted ITM perception and it offers some important benefits in keeping banking running. Remote deposit capture (the ability to deposit a cheque via an image on your mobile banking app has important) has important relevancy today for small businesses – enabling them to do their banking from the safety of their business or homes
- Contactless and pre-staged transactions – minimising touch points at the ATM by enabling contactless authentication and pre-staged transactions to be fulfilled at the ATM. With Coronavirus, it’s all about minimising consumer touch points at the ATM – by removing the need to insert your card (additional plus around reducing card skimming) or using the keypad for authentication or touchscreen when running the transaction.
- Scalable customer service solutions – providing banks mobile-first technology to reach customers in an easy, non-disruptive way and vice versa
Rashee Pandey, Head of Partnerships, Innovate Finance
Douglas Orr, CEO and Founder, Novastone
Filip Surowiak, General Manager UK, viacash
Fiona McDade, Global Marketing Director - Financial Software Solutions, NCR
Tom Bull, Associate Partner - Head of FinTech, EY
A discussion on the movement from open banking to open finance, the key challenges and how policymakers, FinTechs, and financial institutions are approaching the transition.
Helen Child, Co-Founder at Open Banking Excellence (OBE)
Dan Morgan, European Policy Lead, Plaid
Hannah Preston, UK Country Lead, Minna Technologies
Leon Muis, Chief Business Officer, Yolt Technology Services
Nicole Sandler, Head of Digital Policy, Barclays
In conversation with the leading investment bank in Latin America, one of the largest and most innovative Brazilian financial group, BTG Pactual & Banco PAN – we would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 12:00PM (BST) to learn more about their Digital Retail Unit strategy, the launching of a full services Digital Challenger Bank, and their key priorities in partnering with FinTechs worldwide.
Pedro Poli Romero, Head of Digital Banking, Experience, Growth and Open Banking at Banco PAN.
Gustavo Resende, Executive Manager for Customer Acquisition and Strategy at Banco PAN.
Glauber Mota is a Partner of BTG Pactual and Chief Operating Officer to the Digital Retail Unit.
Join Innovate Finance and Baker McKenzie for an interactive "Ask me Anything" roundtable session with Baker McKenzie's FinTech team. Partners from Baker McKenzie's Technology, Finance and Corporate groups will be available to answer the challenging legal questions or issues you may have been facing in light of COVID-19 and Brexit uncertainty. Our team has significant insight working with leading clients in the sector and will look at a range of topics including raising capital, preparing for an investment round, navigating financial regulatory concerns, the impact of Schrems II and Brexit on data protection, partnering with large corporates, and answer your other burning questions. Questions can be asked on the day or submitted in advance. This session is designed to help you so please do register and be a part of the conversation!
Partner - Data and Technology, Baker McKenzie
Partner - Financial Services & Regulatory, Baker McKenzie
With a population of 570 million and a GDP expected to grow to $4.7 trillion by 2025, the six largest countries in SE Asia represent one of the world's largest and fastest-growing regions.
Banking penetration rate in the region is 50% (compared to 95% in the US and UK), with more than 7 out of 10 adults either unbanked/underbanked.
How can digital financial services providers bridge that gap?
What does a relatively nascent digital FS market need to become mature?
How can cross-border collaboration lead to greater financial inclusion?
Moderator: Peter Cunnane, National and International Strategy Lead, Innovate Finance
Edmund Mok, Regional Director, Singaporean Economic Development Board (EDB)
Joanne Dewar, CEO at GPS
Philippa Martinelli, Advisor/Fintech Specialist, Department for International Trade
Supreecha Limpikanjanakowit, First Senior VP, Digital Payment Platform & Channel Management, Kasikornbank Public Company Limited
Graham Clark, CEO, Asia Affinity
- new technologies across AML and fraud that use machine learning and AI
- the new virtual bank landscape and how it increases the competitive pressure to incumbent banks
- how CoVID has further added to this pressure
- the legal challenges, e.g., around e-signature
- regulatory challenges
- opportunities and risks as seen through the lens of e.g., FATF"
Benedicte Nolens, Chief Compliance Officer, SC Ventures by Standard Chartered
Pascal Nizri, CEO and Founder, Chekk
Stewart McGlynn, Division Head, Anti-Money Laundering, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
King Leung, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong
Is Asia the future of the digital assets industry? You will find out in this exciting session with Clara Chiu, Director of Licensing and Head of Fintech, Securities and Futures Commission, and Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Fintech Association of Hong Kong, moderated by King Leung, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong.
Our panel will discuss:
- the Hong Kong SFC new regulatory framework for digital assets exchanges and digital assets funds
- the digital assets investor landscape in Hong Kong and Asia
- opportunities for UK and European digital assets players in Hong Kong and Asia
- forward looking: International development on digital assets class and digital assets regulations
King Leung - Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong
Henri Arslanian - Chairman, FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Clara Chiu - Director, Licensing and Head, Fintech unit, Intermediaries, Securities and Futures Commission
Artificial Intelligence has already had a significant impact on many parts of finance, and not surprisingly plays a big role in Fintech. Professor Nir Vulkan will review existing applications and new emerging trends. In particular he will show how new sources of data, and new methods of analysis are likely to impact aspects of banking and finance.
Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School, is a long term member of the Oxford Man Institute for Quantitative Finance, where leading researchers from AI are developing models for trading in particular. He is Director of the Oxford Programmes on Fintech; Blockchain Strategy; and Algorithmic Trading and Chair of the Committee set up to advise the European Commission on AI in Banking and Finance.
This webinar will cover:
Review of AI applications in Finance
Alternative financial data
Review of AI methods used in finance
Wealth management and Robo advisors
Latest in Algorithmic trading
Nir Vulkan, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School
Since the last financial crisis, investors have poured billions into FinTechs and emerging growth companies, leading to staggering valuations and unprecedented volumes of capital. However, as we continue to witness the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have been forced to reevaluate their funding goals, pare back expansion plans and institute a variety of cost-cutting measures.
Despite these hits, a number of FinTechs and emerging growth companies have continued to grow their business and raise significant amounts of capital, looking poised to come out of the pandemic stronger than before.
Join Shearman & Sterling and Innovate Finance on July 28th, as members of the Shearman team are joined by leading investors in the FinTech and InsurTech to discuss the effect of the pandemic on different verticals, investment trends and predictions for the second half of the year, advice for companies looking to raise funds and more!
Matt Lyons, Partner at Shearman & Sterling
Kirsty Grant, Chief Investment Officer at Seedrs
Ryan Gilbert, General Partner at Propel VC
Pawel Szaja, Partner at Shearman & Sterling
Cassandra Cuellar, Associate at Shearman & Sterling
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption to the world economy, including the financial markets, and how we go about our daily lives, with the possibility of a new normal. While it remains unclear what the future holds, it is clear that the FinTech industry has been impacted, positively and negatively, to a varying degree depending upon where in the company lifecycle and the nature of the product.
Janine Hirt, COO & Board Member, Innovate Finance
Simon Dodds, Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling
Pawel Szaja, Capital Markets Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Magdalena Krön, Global Rise Platform Director, Barclays
Matthew Jones, Principal, Anthemis
Partnering with Unum in the digital evolution of employee benefits
Unum is a leading employee benefits provider offering financial protection through the workplace. Like many in the sector we are on a journey of digital change to continually enhance our services and better serve our customers.
We would like to invite you to join us on 24th June at 11:00AM for a 45-minute interactive webinar to discover how Unum work with Innovate Finance members to develop commercial and technology partnerships and what opportunities might be available to your business in working with Unum.
We will also demonstrate how innovative technology is playing an important role in providing access to health and wellbeing services in the workplace through Help@hand, our easy-to-use app which provides employees with five key support services including a remote GP and mental health support.
Find out how Help@hand may benefit your business and how you may be able to partner in future technological changes with Unum.
Who is Unum? Understand what we do and the opportunities to work in partnership
How we are using technology now and, in the future
The importance of digital health services
There will also be a short Q&A session following the main presentation.
We will hear from our leading Regulatory Compliance experts highlighting the key regulatory responses to COVID-19, regulatory developments underway and the opportunities available to FinTechs. This will be followed by Deloitte & Corlytics showcasing RegHub, our Regulatory compliance solution.
The rapidly evolving challenges from the COVID-19 global outbreak present critical people issues for fintech, particularly given heavy reliance on global talent with significant reforms already underway before the crisis. In this interactive webcast, EY experts will answer your people questions, talk through the critical areas you need to address across workforce, talent, reward and immigration to emerge with a stronger and more resilient workforce.
Seema Farazi, EY EMEIA People Advisory Covid-19 Response Leader, Global Immigration Partner
Katherine Savage, EY Reward Partner
Join DLA Piper and Seedrs to explore available funding options in the current environment.
Some discussion points:
Valuations and investor expectations in the current environment
Investment structures (eg straight equity vs convertible/advanced subscriptions)
Investor mindsets in current climate
Accessing debt: government, public schemes and private lending
Working with existing debt arrangements
Restructuring and recovery
We’ve heard it before, but today there is an even stronger case to be made: Diversity & Inclusion is key to developing a resilient FinTech sector, setup for sustainable growth.
Join us to: explore some of the key challenges that FinTechs face in building inclusive culture, discuss how data and sector-wide collaboration is essential for progress, and learn about the launch of the ‘FinTech For All’ campaign.
Moderator: Julia Streets, Streets Consulting
Raj Ramanandi - Co-CEO InChorus
Amy French - Head Level 39
Innovate Finance, the independent membership based industry organisation that aims to advance the UK’s standing as a global leader in FinTech and BrightTALK have teamed up to bring the latest debates, trends and thought leadership in financial technology.