Kalifa Review: Fintech industry welcomes ‘invaluable’ tech visa after Brexit Recommendations from the government-commissioned Kalifa review published today have been broadly welcomed by the fintech industry. The UK has been at the forefront of innovation in recent years – the sector represents 10 per cent of the global market and is worth an estimated […]
Tough Challenges, new possibilities The pandemic has served as a catalyst for many small businesses to expand into digital channels. As businesses mix online and offline, and their potential customer base grows, it’s imperative that they work out how to maximise that opportunity. Read Al’s full interview about all things Fintech on ‘Tough Challenges, New […]
FinTech Alliance: Fireside Chat FinTech Alliance hosted a Fireside Chat for industry professionals who work in FinTech to share their opinions and answer questions based on hot topics. The guest speakers discussed market conditions, shared lessons learned and insights gained from the COVID-19 outbreak and how the industry has changed direction as a […]
Pollinate platform expands its global reach National Australia Bank (NAB) is partnering with Pollinate to transform their merchant acquiring offering for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across Australia. SMEs are of vital importance to the Australian economy, driving over half of the country’s economic output, and employing two in every three Australian workers. One […]
Pollinate and Mastercard announce global commercial partnership Pollinate, the software business that is reinventing merchant acquiring for banks, have agreed to a strategic partnership with Mastercard that will see them collaborate to bring the latest technology and data insights to banks serving small and medium businesses around the world. Mastercard works with thousands of financial […]
FS Dublin FS Dublin, Business & Finance and Fintech Ireland, hosted the inaugural FS Dublin Forum at the St Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club for financial services industry professionals to discuss how the banking industry has changed during the global financial crisis, how fintechs are moving into the banking space and evolving technology and how Brexit has […]
Vintro partners with Dun & Bradstreet Unlocking the power of human connection through data. For businesses of all shapes and sizes, how you scale your business is key to success – and the challenge when you set up a business is often about making the right decisions that enable growth. To this end, it’s as […]
Chair of Africa Council Identifying business opportunities – the Africa FinTech Investment Group is a sub-group of DIT’s FinTech Steering Board and brings together the collective expertise of the UK and African FinTech communities to identify investment opportunities to support the development of the thriving African FinTech industry. Read more here.
Prime Minister’s Business Council In January 2014, Alastair was appointed as a Business Ambassador to the Prime Minister for the financial services industry by the UK Government, and remained so until 2019 when he moved across to join the Prime Minister’s Business Council. Currently Alastair is a member of the Small Business, Scale ups and […]
Advisory Board at SmartPurse SmartPurse is the money coaching and learning toolbox, inspiring women everywhere to build financial confidence & independence. Alastair is part of the advisory board where his sits amongst many talented women who reflect their company values and target audience. Read more here.