Industry Sandbox Consultation

Findings Released


The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) invited Innovate Finance to chair an industry consultation on an industry-led sandbox for financial innovation. The consultation was conducted between July 2016 and April 2017.

The report released on May 9th found that Industry Sandboxes can be an advancement in open innovation which develop, accelerate and promote collaboration in the FinTech ecosystem.

Download the full report here


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.

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Future Events

Money Talks: VCs Take The Stage

15th June 2017, 10am-2pm

East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, 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. Secure tickets here.

FinTech Growth Forum

19th September 2017

Innovate Finance is hosting its inaugural FinTech Fast-track Forum to support its 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 knowledge from the global tech community. Find out more here. 

Past Events

Innovate Finance at FinTech Week NYC: The Threat is Real: Financial Services, FinTech and Cybersecurity

24th-28th, April 2017
New York City

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum and Innovate Finance are joining together to host a forum on cybersecurity.

Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017
Monday 10th-11th, April 2017, 8am-5pm
Guildhall, London

RegTech London Meetup

Tuesday 31st January, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Trampery Republic, 9th Floor,  Anchorage House, 2 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BE

News and Blogs

Innovate Finance Announces Full Programme for IFGS 2017

Today Innovate Finance released the full programme for the annual Global Summit (IFGS), bringing the global FinTech community together in London. Announced also was the conference’s keynote speaker: Nick Ogden, Executive Chairman at ClearBank. To watch the event video click here.

3rd March 2017

Innovate Finance Releases 2016 global FinTech VC investment landscape 

Overall global VC investment for financial technology (FinTech) increased by 10.9 % to $17.4 billion in 2016 with 1,436 deals in total according to statistics compiled through PitchBook by Innovate Finance, the not-for-profit membership association for global FinTech.

7th February 2017

Innovate Finance initial response to the Autumn Statement

Innovate Finance welcomes the Autumn Statement, the first from the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond MP. We are pleased to see a focus on investment, productivity and digital innovation.

 23rd November 2016

Industry Sandbox Consultation: Unlocking the Value

On Tuesday, 22 November, Innovate Finance hosted a design session on the key features, value proposition and governance model of an Industry Sandbox. The session was hosted by Innovate Finance member Infosys.

22nd November 2016


Innovate Finance: The 2016 VC FinTech Investment Landscape

Innovate Finance has released the 2016 VC FinTech Investment Landscape. To find out more download the full report here.

Blockchain, DLT and the Capital Markets Journey: Navigating the Regulatory and Legal Landscape

How does blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT) fit into the current regulatory and legal regimes governing capital markets? Read the new report by Innovate Finance, Hogan Lovells and EY. Download here.

Capital Markets: Innovation and the FinTech landscape 

Driven by a powerful blend of innovative startups and major technology players, the global FinTech industry is growing apace, using technology innovation to capture market share from incumbents in many areas of financial services. Read and download the new report by EY and Innovate Finance here.

Innovate Finance Autumn Statement Submission

The recommendations put forth by Innovate Finance’s Autumn Statement submission cover four broad areas. The UK government must continue to be active to ensure that the country doesn’t lose its momentum, especially following the EU referendum result. Read more and download here.

Connecting Global FinTech: Hub Review 2016

Innovate Finance and SWIFT Innotribe announced at SIBOS the release of the report Connecting Global FinTech: Hub Review 2016, published by Deloitte in collaboration with All Street Research. Read and download the report here.

Stepping Forward for FinTech: Influencing and Encouraging Developments in the UK’s Financial Technology Sector

The APPG on FinTech’s report “Stepping forward for FinTech” summarises the exciting growth of the UK FinTech sector, explores the opportunities that FinTech offers to our society, and identifies a number of policy objectives that the APPG considers can drive those opportunities forward. Read and download the report here.