Future of Fintech


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Welcome to our inaugural Future of Fintech summit, brought to you by our award-winning Fintech, Market Infrastructure & Payments Group. We're delighted that you will be joining us for an informative and engaging afternoon bringing together leading experts in fintech to discuss topics such as innovation in payments, fintech international investment and funding trends, and successes, challenges and predictions for the future of fintech.

On this page you will find the full agenda and information on our speakers. If you have any questions, please contact us.

February 22 2023
From 3pm, followed by drinks reception
Banking Hall
14 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND


  • 3pm - Guest arrival, registration and networking

  • 3.30pm - Welcome

    Welcome from Natalie Lewis, Partner at Travers Smith

  • 3.35pm - Introductory remarks from The Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE

  • 3.50pm - Keynote: Alastair Lukies CBE

  • 4.20pm - Panel: Innovation in payments: what’s in the pipeline?

    Euan Ballantyne, Head of Product at Pay.UK

    Fliss Berridge, Director and Co-founder of Ordo Pay

    Paul Horlock, Chief Payments Officer at Santander UK

    Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, I-NED RTGS global

    Chaired by Louisa Chambers, Technology & Commercial Transactions Partner at Travers Smith

  • 4.50pm - Break

  • 5.05pm – Panel: Powering fintech: international investment and funding trends

    James Craig, Principal at Hg Capital

    Philippa Martinelli, Founder of Phronesis

    Simon Stewart, Founder and CEO of The Growth Stage

    Chaired by Tom Hartwright, Corporate Partner at Travers Smith

  • 5.35pm – Panel: Scaling-up fintech and the regulatory landscape: successes, challenges and predictions

    Maha El Dimachki, Head of Department, Early & High Growth Oversight at FCA

    Oliver Linch, CEO at Bittrex Global

    David Portilla, Corporate Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore

    Lara Oyesanya, Group General Counsel at Zepz

    Chaired by Natalie Lewis, Financial Services & Markets Partner at Travers Smith

  • 6.05pm – Closing remarks

    Closing remarks from Natalie Lewis, Partner at Travers Smith, followed by networking drinks

Speakers and biographies

Find out more about our Travers Smith and guest speakers.


Banking Hall
14 Cornhill
United Kingdom

020 7871 5550

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A note from our managing partner, Edmund Reed

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Our commitment to responsible business and sustainability is a core value of Travers Smith. Now, more than ever, the firm is using our resources to engage with young people and disadvantaged communities, to build meaningful charity partnerships and to use our skills to help effect positive social impact.

Along with providing financial aid to charities via our own Foundation, each two years we identify, and work with, a principal charity partner. Our current partner is The Felix Project, a London-based food surplus redistribution charity. The charity conducts invaluable work in helping redistribute unused and unwanted food to those most in need including children, the elderly and people living in areas of high deprivation. Their work has always been of critical importance, but the ongoing cost of living crisis is meaning an increasing number of people are now experiencing food poverty. They need all the support we can each give.

Since 2020, we have supported The Felix Project by making financial donations, by volunteering at food depots and also by providing pro bono services.

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