FinTech for Breakfast

Held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 8:30-10:00am

With support from Dentons


  • Izabella Kaminska (FT Alphaville

  • Shaun Port (Nutmeg)

Pre Brief


All suggestions welcomed at:

Cyber, Payments & ID

“Artificial Intelligence”


Open Banking

  • The UK’s Open Banking programme is starting to take shape with publication of the APIs for transaction data and payments initiation.
  • Alasdair Smith from the CMA made some notable comments to the BBA Retail Banking conference, including: "there will be a competitive rebalancing in the market; indeed it’s possible that the FIIC (free-if-in-credit) personal current account could disappear."  Full speech here.
  • Danske Bank, one of the 9 mandated institutions subject to the CMA’s market remedy, published its own open banking beta.


And finally…



July’s session clashes with “London FinTech Week”, or at least with an hour and a half of it. For those of you not wandering around in lanyards, Izabella Kaminska of FT Alphaville will be on hand at Dentons to provide the usual monthly digest of all things FinTech.

Joining her we are pleased to welcome Shaun Port, chief investment officer for Nutmeg and evangelist for data-enabled financial advice.

As ever, our agenda will be up-to-the-minute (and you’re very welcome to contribute your own suggestions). As a flavour of the things we’ve spotted so far this month:

  • BlackRock bought into Scalable Capital amid a flurry of announcements in the world of robo-advice;
  • Crypto-currencies are (at the time of writing) continuing their volatile bull-run and Charlie Shrem – “Bitcoin’s first felon”, according to Fortune – is out of jail;
  • Izabella is (perhaps wishfully) calling peak hype for Blockchain;
  • ESMA has responded to the European Commission’s paper on FinTech; and
  • Everyone who is anyone in Payments is in Copenhagen for the Money 20/20 Europe conference.

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