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IoD launches Finance and FinTech Group in London


The Institute of Directors has launched a Finance and FinTech special interest group to bring the world of Finance & FinTech closer to everyone. The launch event for the group was held at the Carlton Room, at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall in London. Attendees included some of the most influential individuals in the FinTech and Banking world in the United Kingdom.

At the launch of the group John McLean OBE, Chair IoD City of London, stated:

“UK Fintech is world class. It is the leader in Europe and internationally in driving positive change throughout the financial sector. It is my pleasure today to be at the launch of the IoD’s Fintech group to mark the start of another centre of excellence under the leadership of its chair, Yvonne de Ville. Fintech contributes significantly to the UK economy and generates over 80,000 jobs. In a time when Global UK is starting to find its feet, I believe that the IoD’s Fintech group can contribute to our country. Today I am pleased to add that we have a new special interest group that will help directors represent the Fintech sector.”

Yvonne de Ville, Chair of the IoD Finance and FinTech Group, added:

“London has been a key driver in the United Kingdom’s FinTech success story. As the second highest ranking FinTech ecosystem globally, it has the world’s highest concentration of financial and professional services firms.

“Often the headlines about FinTech successes focus on London-based firms. However, FinTech as a sector is growing across the United Kingdom. From Belfast to Durham, Edinburgh to Cardiff, and from Bristol to Birmingham, there is a significant amount of FinTech activity. Therefore, its only logical to have the IoD Finance and FinTech group as a centre of excellence for leaders and entrepreneurs who share this common interest and passion.”

The next IoD Finance and FinTech Group event will take place on the 8th of November at 18.00 at the same venue. Alan Sellers, Founder of your Crypto Coach and the Blockchain Basecamp will help you learn things you never knew about cryptocurrency and blockchain. In a fun, friendly and interactive way.

You can find more information about the next event here.

About the IoD Finance and FinTech Group

The IoD Finance and FinTech Group is a centre of excellence for leaders and entrepreneurs who share this common interest.

The aim the group is to bring the world of Finance & Fintech closer to everyone. The core objectives of the group are:

Connect: Bring together people who share an interest in transforming the world of financial services for the better.

Develop: Facilitate the sharing of knowledge, learning, opportunities, and new ideas.

Influence: Create a platform and voice to influence the IoD Policy teams and opinion leaders across the industry.

The Leadership Team:

• Yvonne de Ville – the Chair

• Balbir Judge – the Vice Chair

• Joanna Jezierska,

• Russell Saunders

• Tim Howarth

• Andrew Samu

Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

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