About

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

Policy

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)

Promotion

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

BBVA Open Talent 2017: FinTech for Companies

7th September, 8am-2pm

East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX

The third thematic final of the 9th edition of BBVA Open Talent will be held in London on 7th September: FinTech for Companies. An intense day in which the entrepreneurs will present their projects and compete for the BBVA Open Talent F4C.

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FinovateFall

September 11th-14th, 2017

New York Hilton Midtown, New York

Finovate events showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo format. Plus, new for this year, an expanded program with 100+ financial service experts providing dialogue and debate.

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FinTech Growth Forum

19th September, 9am-7pm

155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

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 an exit, join us to access media, discuss capital and hear war stories from the global entrepreneurial community.

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FinovateAsia

November 7th-8th, 2017

JW Marriott, Hong Kong

Finovate events bring together the entire FinTech community to showcase cutting-edge banking, financial and payments technology in a unique, short-form, demo-only format as well as insights from global financial service experts.

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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

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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.

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.

INITIATIVES

 

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.

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