P20 2021

P20 2021

P20 Global payments conference 2021 During the P20 global payments conference 2021 Alastair discussed investing in early-stage payments firms and fintechs with Investor and Co-Head of Financial Services Group, CVC, Peter Rutland.    “You have got to start thinking about the broader ecosystem and what is the regulatory environment that you can scale from. I […]

Ingenious 2021

Ingenious 2021

Ingenious competition ‘Ingenious‘, an international competition by Pollinate in collaboration with Mastercard, has been launched to applaud this ingenuity by asking filmmakers from around the world to share stories from their communities. To celebrate the achievements and ideas that will build the future prosperity and community recovery that we all rely on.     To delve […]

Making Loyalty Work For Small Businesses
The future of payments technology

The future of payments technology

The future of payments technology: Enabling the digital economy Montanaro fireside chat discussed the future of payments technology with Analyst Yannis Gidopoulos, Jon Prideaux, CEO at Boku, and Craig McDonald, CBO at Trustly.   “…being the access point for the data of a merchant can create great value. If you make payments easy and allow someone […]

LeapYear Technologies Fireside Chat​

LeapYear Technologies Fireside Chat​

LeapYear Technologies Fireside Chat During the Fireside Chat -Transforming value from sensitive data, Alastair Lukies CBE spoke to John Thompson (Chairman of the board at Microsoft) and Ishaan Nerurkar (CEO of LeapYear), on the LeapYear Technologies Fireside Chat, exploring why companies need to focus on transforming how they derive value from their sensitive data assets […]

Vintro 20:40

Vintro 20:40

Vintro 20:40 ·    During Vintro 20:40 Al discussed the transformational value that the right connection at the right time can have, and the importance of helping the next generation of businesses with Noor Sugrue who founded Vintro. Vintro was created to increase the inclusivity and efficiency of the business ecosystem using a digital platform to connect […]

The Week In Payments: Challenger Banks, NFTs And The End Of Banks’ ‘FinTech Tourism’

The Week In Payments: Challenger Banks, NFTs And The End Of Banks’ ‘FinTech Tourism’

The Week In Payments: Challenger Banks, NFTs And The End Of Banks’ ‘FinTech Tourism’   This week, the world celebrated the ignominious anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic period being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. While it is not quite accurate to hold out March 11, 2020 as the day everything officially […]

Breaking Banks

Breaking Banks

Breaking Banks ·       Alastair joined Matt Dooley, changemaker and fintech influencer and Brett King for the latest Breaking Banks Fintech Podcast discussing the early days of fintech and the regulation challenges the industry is facing, as well as the fusion of old and new in the industry. Listen to the podcast here.

Future of Fintech – The Kalifa Review

Future of Fintech – The Kalifa Review

The future of fintech In an exclusive live discussion ‘The future of fintech’ with Ron Kalifa OBE Al explores the findings of the Kalifa Review on the UK’s fintech scene and examined the future of fintech globally, the UK’s role and how the industry can build effective alliances internationally which will be critical in the […]

Female EdTech Platform SmartPurse Receives Backing From UBS and Goldman Sachs Execs

Female EdTech Platform SmartPurse Receives Backing From UBS and Goldman Sachs Execs

Female EdTech platform SmartPurse receives backing from UBS and Goldman Sachs Execs A leading women’s rights campaigner and prominent female former executives from UBS and Goldman Sachs have joined forces to accelerate the growth of SmartPurse, a money coaching and learning start-up aimed at making financial education affordable and accessible to every woman. Even more […]