About Us


Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK's global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that aims to accelerate the country's leading position in the global financial services sector by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators, whether they be a young startup or an established industry player. This is achieved through curated programmes based on member requirements, policy working groups and promotion through global press and social media.
The goal is to create a single point of access across the sectors to help foster enabling policies, regulation, talent development, business growth opportunities and investment in the UK - and, most importantly, to create a global finance sector that offers services that are more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

Innovate Finance currently has more than 250 global members ranging from seed start-ups and technology firms to global financial institutions and professional services firms.

Innovate Finance serves its members’ interests by engaging in political and legislative lobby, attracting investment capital, and “telling the FinTech story” to the world. It is the largest single gateway and network for the global FinTech community.

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



Responding with RegTech: Overcoming CDD challenges in KYC Seminar

25th September, 6pm-8pm

Scotland House, London

This free event is a briefing for senior operations and risk professionals working within financial services and will be an informative session followed by an interactive Q & A discussion

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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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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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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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September 11th-14th, 2017

New York Hilton Midtown, New York

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

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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: 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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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.


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.