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International Retail Banking-Fintech Forum London 2018

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Imagine a conference where you will meet and get to know the leaders and achievers in retail banking and fintech, where you will learn about new business models that are giving some forward-thinking banks a powerful competitive edge in the digital age, where you personally will play an active role in the discussions, where you are not being sold to and where you will be in the company of your peers from across the globe. Imagine an elite event in a top-class hotel in the world's premier international financial centre.

This is the promise of Lafferty Group's International Retail Banking-Fintech Forum — and we cordially invite you to join us for what will be a truly unique event.



  • Sunil Dixit, Managing Director, BBVA
  • Nick Ogden, Executive Chairman, ClearBank
  • Matthew Hunt, COO, NPSO
  • Tao Tao, Director of Business Development EMEA, Alipay
  • Sigridur Sigurdardottir, Chief Customer and Innovation Officer UK, Santander
  • Aditya Menon, CEO, Tallyx
  • Jay Sidhu, CEO, BankMobile
  • Laurent Herbillon, Director Open Innovation and Startup Cooperation, BNP Paribas
  • Andres Vasquez Echeverri, Director Banco Digital, Nequi (By Bancolombia)
  • Brian Clark, CEO, Ascent Technologies
  • Steve Le Roux, CEO, Envel
  • Ricky Knox, CEO, Tandem Bank
  • James Berry, CEO, Bristol Credit Union
  • Ge Drossaert, CCO, Fidor
  • Philip Gradwell, Chief Economist, Chainalysis
  • Steve Round, Founder of Saescada and Chair at Ecology Building Society
  • Javier Chavez-Ruiz, Digital Transformation Expert, former Head of Innovation Mexico, Santander
  • Adam McMurchie, DevOps Tooling Specialist & Subject Matter Expert, RBS


All have been selected for their experience and the insight they can share about success and failure in digital transformation.

With the theme "Striving for Successful Business Models" the conference will cut through the hype that has characterised much of fintech over the past 5 years to focus on those initiatives that offer a genuine and realistic bottom-line contribution. Specifically, we will look in detail at the technologies, methods of collaboration and the cultural shifts needed to thrive in the new digital banking ecosystem.


  • Retail bankers who want to survive and prosper through the digital age
  • Fintech executives who need to understand how banks work and how fintech partnerships can help them
  • IT players and consultants who want to understand the opportunities that exist for bank-fintech partnerships



Conference topics will include:

The API economy & platforms for successful Banking-Fintech partnerships
It's still early days in the Open API but already it's clear that fintechs are placed to lighten the bank burden in:

  • Digital identification and verification
  • Disintermediation through PSD2 and Open Banking
  • Accelerators and Incubators

Can banking keep up with Big Tech's customer-centred AI?
We look at the successful use case of artificial intelligence and deep learning in:

  • Customer experience & conversation as a platform
  • Risk & compliance
  • Credit scoring & lending

The Applications of Technology and Design for the Payments Industry
A key to success is maintaining customer loyalty & building trust in cyberspace. We will look at case studies on:

  • Digitalisation and designing for the online world
  • The intersection of offline and online worlds
  • How to make payments disappear

The Public and Private Blockchain Ecosystem for Banking & Payments
No one owns the internet: will banks remember lessons learned from joining the online world?

  • Cybersecurity, risk and permissions
  • Banks, regulation, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.


Clear.Bank® is the UK's first new clearing bank in more than 250 years. ClearBank® delivers new standards in market competition and service transparency. Our state-of-the-art technologies and innovative services transform clearing and agency services for regulated organisations. We make payments faster, automate business processes and reconciliation, whilst delivering new levels of cost efficiency, instantly.


ICOholder is a platform that was established to provide its users reliable information about the best Initial Coin Offering projects and help ICOs attract more investors.



Lafferty Group has been embedded in the retail banking industry for almost 40 years — providing intelligence, thought leadership and data via conferences, councils, research reports, online databases and newsletters. We know the fundamental drivers of retail banking success and failure — and have no doubt that these will endure through the digital revolution.

Our conferences are renowned for delivering a unique experience for all event participants, including:

  • On-stage "full-and-frank" interviews of every speaker
  • In-depth Q & A sessions, where no question is left unanswered
  • Personal introductions to speakers and other participants, and
  • Insights from our proprietary research.



To register click here, or for more information, please email


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