FinTech Network Announces new participants for their Retail Banking Innovation Programme

FinTech Network, organizers of the Retail Banking Innovation Conference, announce leaders in innovation from Barclays, Mondo, Facebook and the Prudential Regulation Authority are just some of the latest speakers who have joined the ground breaking RBI 2016 Conference, which is taking place in London on February 23-24.

The conference, which has been designed as a forum for leading retail banking stakeholders in the UK to share their experience of adapting to a digital world, will host some of the most innovative thinkers from across the banking, technology and professionals services sectors to share their views on the opportunities and challenges associated with the digitalisation of retail banking.

Warren Mead, Partner and Global Co-Head of Fintech at KPMG, an RBI 2016 speaker and one of the burgeoning Fintech sector’s most authoritative voices said about RBI 2016: “There is a wave of change happening throughout the financial services landscape and banks have a stark choice, evolve or fail. This is a great opportunity to get together and examine how retail banks should manage that evolution through a combination of competing against and collaborating with the wave of new players – challenger banks and fintech alike. I am looking forward to this exciting agenda.”

Warren will be joined at the conference by leaders in the digital revolution of UK retail banking from the likes of Barclays, Lloyds, Aldermore, Atom Bank, Mondo and Starling Bank as well as speakers from the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority, who will share updates of how they are developing regulations that encourage competition and new entrants to the UK banking sector. The conference is also being supported by Innovate Finance – the UK trade body for the Fintech sector.

Representatives from the European and U.S. markets will also be represented by banks including Danske Bank from Denmark, mBank from Poland, Rabobank from the Netherlands, Fidor Bank from Germany and Moven Bank from the U.S, giving the Retail Banking Innovation Conference an international view on the development of retail banking trends globally and a depth of perspectives unique to this conference programme.

Sophie Guibaud, Fidor Bank’s Vice President of European Expansion stated, “I am pleased to be speaking at the Retail Banking Innovation Conference. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with other valuable players in the industry as well as add Fidor’s perspective within the banking innovation sector.”

Leading global tech players like Google, IBM, Facebook and Microsoft will also be sharing their perspectives through workshop and case study presentations at the conference, giving the financial services sector the benefit of their views on topics such as adapting to the digitalisation of an industry, client acquisition techniques and the future of customer services.

Richard Peers, Microsofts Managing Director of Financial services said about the conference “there are a lot of Fintech events and a lot of traditional Banking events but not many that seem to cross over, even though that is what’s happening in reality. I wanted to support the Retail Banking Innovation Conference because I believe that it’s this combination that will transform the Industry.”

Included in the programme will be a Spotlight on Blockchain and Bitcoin technologies in 2016 which is being led by Claire Cockerton, Founder, CEO and Chairwomen of ENTIQ and former special advisor to Level39 and Founder of Innovate Finance.

This is a unique gathering of innovation experts from across the banking, technology and fintech sectors and will be a must attend programme for any organisation impacted by the disruption currently effecting the retail banking industry.

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