FinTech for Breakfast

Held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

With support from Dentons


  • Izabella Kaminska (FT Alphaville)

  • Robert Churcher (PwC)



EC consultation on cross-border choice in financial services, cash savings competition


Tandem, Number26, bank levy, New Bank Start-up Unit, are digital challengers really ‘disruptive’?

digital banking

SME lending

JPMorgan Chase arrangement with On Deck Capital, Funding Circle’s investment trust,ThinCats takeover, iwoca’s £40m lending line through COSME, WorldPay/Liberis partnership, secondary market liquidity, Funding for Lending Scheme extended

Growing anxiety over cybersecurity, stress testing, EU cybersecurity law, IOSC report on secure outsourcing, ANIS report on staying safe in the cloud



EU supervisory authorities’ discussion paper on automation in financial services, Deutsche’s maxblue platform

CFTC transparency proposals, Virtu Financial Europe fine

algo trading

Goldman Sachs’ SETLcoin, SWIFT on blockchain vs. bilateral correspondent accounts, bitcoin’s founder


M-Pesa in Romania, Walmart Pay, cardless ATMs, EPC proposals for instant payments


Quantum computing and financial services


next generation


We took a slightly scattered look at the month’s FinTech news at our last session: the FCA’s Big Data and RegTech calls for input got a mention, as did Alibaba’s Antsdaq, BBVA’s backing of Atom Bank and Bitcoin companies’ shift away from, well, Bitcoin.

This month, we will attempt to overlay a bit more structure on the (ever growing) flow of FinTech news. Our guide will be FT Alphaville’s Izabella Kaminska, who will select – and introduce – ten or so of the most noteworthy developments from the past month (in personal finance, corporate finance, payments, mid/back office functions – and, of course, regulation). 

This is a caring-and-sharing experience: send us your suggested stories ahead of the round-table, and set us straight on the day if you feel that we have missed something important. Robert Churcher, a senior associate at PwC, will join Izabella on the panel.

And keep an eye out: the day before the session, we will send you a list of the selected stories, plus a link to our full monthly news round-up (you can see last month’s edition here).