Jul 9, 2021

The Ultimate FinTech & InsurTech LIVE Event

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FinTech and InsurTech bring you the virtual conference that can’t be missed, streaming live from London

From October 12th-14th, 2021, BizClik’s FinTech & InsurTech event will bring together influential executives from around the world. Streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London, this three-day event will be an excellent way to finish the year strong, gaining the confidence your company needs to move forward into the future. 

With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, FinTech & InsurTech 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Already confirmed speakers include Mike Massaro, CEO of Flywire; Ben Maxim, AVP of Digital Strategy & Innovation at MSU Federal Credit Union; Nino Ulsamer, Co-Founder and acting CTO of StashAway; and Sten Saar, Co-Founder and COO of Zego. 

 

What’s on the agenda?

Across the three-day event, a number of relevant topics and trends surrounding contemporary fintech and insurtech will be discussed. These include:

  • Diversity and inclusion (Tuesday 14 October)
    • Racial equality (11.30am)
    • Supplier diversity (12pm)
    • Sustainability (12.30pm)
  • Women in fintech (2.30pm)
  • Challenger and neobanks (Wednesday 15 October)
    • Cashless society (2pm)
    • SMEs (2.30pm)
  • Adopting new age digital solutions in the insurance industry (6am on Thursday 16 October)

The latter topic should certainly be on the mind of every executive in the traditional insurance sector. 2020 was a wake-up call to the industry that the old-fashioned way can no longer sufficiently meet either customer expectations or needs.

In fact, 59% of insurers have refocused their priority to investing in digital transformation. This is understandable: digital leaders like Lemonade, wefox, and Hippo are proving that an easy, flexible, customisable, and transparent service are the hallmarks of a superior customer experience, and the collective industry should take note. Attendees of that session will come away with renewed clarity on insurance’s future and how their company can fit into it.

In addition, each day of the event will include: 

  • Live panel Q&A sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Industry forums
  • Regional keynote speakers
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Consultant thought leaders, and much more.

This event is set to be one of the year's most unmissable. If you want to get leading perspectives on the future of fintech and insurtech, find out where you can purchase your tickets here.

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Jul 21, 2021

Fidelity International signs Fintech Pledge

Fintech
UK
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FidelityInternational
2 min
Fidelity International committed to a UK strategy, known as the fintech pledge, which is aimed at accelerating the growth of the country's fintech sector

Fidelity International has become the first asset manager to commit to the Fintech Pledge. 

The Fintech Pledge is an initiative of the Fintech Delivery Panel, supported by HM Treasury (HMT), to accelerate the growth of the UK’s fintech sector. A world-first, the Fintech Pledge sets standards for the establishment of efficient and transparent commercial partnerships between financial institutions and fintech firms.

By becoming a signatory, Fidelity has committed to adhering to the pledge’s five principles, ensuring productive relationships with prospective fintech partners:

Fintech Pledge Principles

  1. Provide clear guidance to technology firms on how the onboarding process works through a dedicated online landing page
  2. Provide clarity to tech start-up firms on their progress through the onboarding process
  3. Provide a named contact, guidance, and feedback
  4. Encourage good practice and improvement
  5. Commit to implementing this process six months from signing this pledge and providing bi-annual feedback in the first year

 

Creating partnerships

 

Alokik Advani, Managing Partner, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures, said: “Engaging with start-ups is a vital component for our business and allows us to continue to drive forward our efforts to incorporate technological innovations for our clients.  We will continue to embrace new and exciting technologies and look forward to partnering with yet more start-ups in the future.  Fidelity International is delighted to be supporting the Fintech Pledge and are proud to be leading the way for the asset management industry.”

Fidelity already has partnerships with several fintechs through the programme, including AI fintech SteelEye and investment platform Moonfare.  Under the agreement, through its digital platform, Moonfare will provide access to private market strategies for Fidelity’s institutional and wholesale clients. This partnership addresses an increasing demand from investors aiming to achieve attractive returns by adding alternative investment strategies to their portfolios.

Fidelity joins original signatories Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Santander, as well as representatives from some of the UK’s leading fintechs, including Atom Bank’s chief customer officer Edward Twiddy.

Once a firm signs up to the pledge, it has six months to implement the principles and practices, with the new process relying on banks and financial institutions giving clear guidance to fintechs about things like the onboarding process and how to encourage best practice in the industry.

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