Mayor's International Business Programme: The Fintech Club

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Join the Mayor's International Business Programme & special guests to learn about the UK Government's Independent Fintech Strategic Review.

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If there’s one sector that continues to both delight and surprise while demonstrating inexorable growth and edge-of-your-seat innovation, it’s fintech.

Though the financial industry is largely associated with some of the biggest banks and financial institutions in the world, fintech is one of the few industries where small startups can compete on the same level as the established finance behemoths – even in fiercely competitive markets.

But it's hard, right? From building credibility and trust to fundraising, we understand the challenges facing fintech entrepreneurs in the current climate - and we want to help.


That's where our 💸 Fintech Club 💸 comes in.

Brought to you by London & Partners and the Mayor's International Business Programme, this new series of enriching closed-door meetings and virtual networking opportunities brings together our community of entrepreneurs, investors, partners, mentors and industry experts, whose common goal is to solve some of the biggest challenges in financial services through technology.


📅 This special edition of The Fintech Club will cover the outcomes of the UK government's Independent Strategic Review of UK Fintech ('the review'), looking at priority areas for industry, policy makers, and regulators to explore to foster innovation, maintain an ecosystem that supports growing firms, and promote the integration of new technologies across financial services.

Guest speakers 💬

👉 Ron Kalifa OBE, Independent Chair of the UK Government Review & Chairman of Network International

👉 Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance

👉 Sherry Coutu CBE, Non-Executive Director of Pearson, London Stock Exchange, DCMS & Raspberry Pi trading, as well as Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

👉 Anne Glover, CEO at Amadeus Capital Partners

👉 Tim Levene, CEO at Augmentum Fintech

👉 Anita Kimber, Partner at EY

👉 Phillipa Martinelli, Advisor & Fintech Specialist at the Department for International Trade (DIT)



16.00-16.05 Welcome

16.05 -16.20 Special guest speakers – Charlotte Crosswell (CEO of Innovate Finance), Ron Kalifa OBE (Independent Chair of the UK Government Review) & Sherry Coutu CBE (Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor)

16.20-16.30 Q&A

16.30-16.35 Three panels discussions with sector experts, for a deep dive into the key elements of the review, covering:

Investment: Diversifying the UK investment landscape and addressing the challenges of attracting growth funding.

International Attractiveness and Competitiveness: Promoting UK solutions to overseas markets and support international exports, as well as promoting the UK as a key market to establish and grow a fintech company.

Skills & Talent: Building a robust and diverse UK workforce qualified in areas relevant to emerging financial trends, through developing a domestic skills base and addressing barriers to attracting foreign talent.


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Looking to expand internationally? ✈️

Your business might be eligible for the Mayor’s International Business Programme – our free, 12-month business support programme, designed to help London-based scaleups reach their international growth ambitions and go global.

Recognised as a ‘Best in Class’ international export programme by the UK Scaleup Institute, benefits of the programme include:

  • Workshops and networking events (now delivered virtually, like this one), to help you scale and explore new markets
  • Trade missions (also delivered digitally), to connect you to potential new business partners across the world
  • A world-class mentoring scheme
  • Access to London & Partners’ extensive network of corporates, partners and international business advisors.

Applications to our next cohort are now open.

Find out more and apply now via our website.


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