Innovate Finance is an independent not-for-profit membership association representing the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 with the support of the City of London and Canary Wharf Group, Innovate Finance aims to accelerate the UK’s leading position in the global financial services sector by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators, from start-ups to institutions.

With over 250+ members, Innovate Finance seeks to address the key barriers and opportunities in the FinTech ecosystem: attracting greater investment, supporting the development of proportionate and effective regulation, engaging in community collaboration, and promoting innovation in financial services, whilst championing an open, inclusive and secular FinTech community.

Members range from start-ups to the world’s leading global corporations. Through Innovate Finance membership they have a single point of access to innovators, investors, regulators, policy makers and commercial partners.

Member Benefits

Programmes And Events

Innovate Finance curates and supports programmes and events designed to connect our members, promote greater collaboration in the community and foster greater FinTech innovation.

Members can be involved in:

  • Enterprise Connections
  • Curated Events for Institutions
  • Private Roundtable Discussions
  • Member Sandboxes
  • Scaling up Support
  • CXO and CMO Forums
  • Thought Leadership Initiatives
  • Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018
  • US East Coast Programmes
  • Women in FinTech and Diversity Series


Innovate Finance connects members to the most relevant policy initiatives to help navigate the regulatory and political environment.

Members can engage with:

  • The FinTech Big Bang Project
  • Ongoing policy work and consultations
  • Parliamentary engagement
  • The All Party Parliamentary Group on FinTech
  • Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG)


Championing the work of our members means we are actively involved in promoting their achievements to the global community. Innovate Finance works with our members to ensure their voices are heard.

Members can receive:

  • Social Media and digital engagement
  • Media placements and profiling
  • Regular content promotion
  • Thought leadership support
  • Attendance at International Trade Missions

Sponsors & Partners

Events & Initiatives

 Upcoming Events


 FinTech Growth Forum 

Tuesday 19th September, 9am - 7pm

155 Bishopsgate, London

Innovate Finance is hosting the inaugural FinTech Growth Forum to support our members on their scaling journeys. Whether you are a startup looking for funding or a high-momentum company considering exit, join us to access media, capital and war stories from the global entrepreneurial community.  

Find out more here

LendIt Europe 2017 

Monday-Tuesday, 9th-10th October

InterContinental O2, London

LendIt Europe is Europe’s largest global fintech and lending conference, and returns to London on October 9-10, 2017. This year’s conference is expanding with the industry to cover the hottest topics in fintech including digital wealth, blockchain, insurtech, digital banking, and much more.

Secure 15% off tickets using code: INNOVATEFINANCEVIP

Find out more here

 Past Events

Santander InnoVentures and Hogan Lovells FinTech Week event
12th July, Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, London, EC1A 2FG

To mark London FinTech Week, our members Santander InnoVentures and Hogan Lovells hosted an exclusive panel chaired by Edward Robinson from Bloomberg News, followed by rooftop summer drinks.

The Future of RegTech
23rd June, Hogan Lovells, 13th St NW, Washington

For the launch of the Transatlantic Policy Working Group's (TPWG) first white paper, this event will bring together leading regulators and industry experts. Find out more here.

Money Talks: VC Reverse Pitch
15th June, East Wintergreen, 43 Bank Street, E14 5NX

Back by popular demand! Innovate Finance puts VCs in the hot-seat by getting them on stage to pitch to startups before a sellout crowd. Sold out! Watch the event live online here.


Women in Finance Charter

Innovate Finance is committed to 40 - 60% gender diversity by the end of 2018 as part of our target for the Women in Finance Charter. To find out more about the Charter click here.

City Giving Day 2017

As part of our commitment to the Lord Mayor's Appeal, Innovate Finance is showing our ongoing support for Financial Inclusion and Diversity in FinTech. Find out more about City Giving Day click here.