From the original pioneers of peer-to-peer lending to challenger banking visionaries, Level39 convened a host of influential innovators last week to consider how the UK can enhance its status as a world-leading fintech ecosystem.
Hosted by Ben Brabyn, Head of Level39, the roundtable discussion gathered entrepreneurs including Giles Andrews, co-founder and Chairman of the UK’s first peer-to-peer lender, Zopa, Joel Perlman, co-founder of rapidly growing challenger bank, Oaknorth and Maria Scott, Level39 member and founder of regtech startup TAINA Tech.
Together, the innovators championed the UK’s exceptional fintech talent, showcasing the success stories of the industry’s rapid growth, and highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the UK as it seeks to build on its status as the leading hub for financial services innovation.
The discussion signalled the start of Level39’s Billion-Dollar Opportunities campaign, delivered in partnership with Seven Hills. The campaign aims to establish ten commitments made between financial institutions and fintech pioneers to ensure London’s future as a word-class ecosystem for financial technology.
In September, Level39 will build on last week’s conversation by convening influential leaders from the UK’s largest financial institutions to consider their perspectives on the fintech opportunity.
The findings of these conversations and the final commitments will be announced on 20 September at the Billion-Dollar conference, where guests will be asked to publically declare their support for the principles.