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FinTech for Breakfast

Held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

With support from Dentons


  • Kadhim Shubber (FT Alphaville

  • Rob Churcher (PwC)

  • Michael Wainwright (Dentons)



Homeland Security has not yet signed off his visa for Washington, so for (very probably) the last time we can enjoy Kadhim Shubber of FT Alphaville whisking us through the latest in FinTech news.

Alongside Kadhim, we’re pleased to welcome back Rob Churcher, UK FinTech strategy lead for PwC Consulting. With them – in response to demands for some regulatory know-how at the front – we’re delighted that Michael Wainwright, partner at Dentons, has agreed to take part.

So what’s been happening? Kadhim, Michael and Rob will no doubt have plenty of views, but as a flavour:

  • Bitcoin is having a tough month – although whether that is down to the news that it can unmask “dark web” users, South Korean regulations, or Facebook’s decision to crack down is anyone’s guess;
  • Blackstone have put a $17bn price tag on Thomson Reuters’ financial data business;
  • Lloyds Bank and Yolt (part of ING) became the first parties to actually share Open Banking data;
  • Link has unveiled its proposals for managing the transition to less cash; and
  • BACS released data showing that, four years on from the launch of the current account switching service, people still aren’t switching.

If you (or a friend/colleague) would like to join us to share your own experiences, please let us know by calling 0207 621 1056 or emailing As usual, thanks to Dentons’s hospitality, there will be tea, coffee and buns.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton