CFTE at Singapore Fintech Festival


CFTE’s Fintech tour of Asia came to a grand conclusion at Singapore Fintech Festival, the biggest Fintech event in the world attracting crowds of over 25,000 people from 100 countries. And what a conclusion it was. A huge bravo to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for organising a spectacular event that drew world-class speakers and members from the global finance community and beyond. From Startups to Fintechs, Regulators, Financial Institutions, Venture Capital Firms, Insurance companies and Universities, they all came together to explore new ways to support global economic growth through Fintech innovation. With so many talking points, we highlight our top 5: #1 Collaboration and knowledge sharing is at the forefront of the fast-growing global Fintech ecosystem, and this was evident at Singapore Fintech Festival. The announcement of the formation of the ASEAN Fintech Network, a platform to connect Fintech hubs across the ASEAN region echoed CFTE’s mission to…

CFTE opens registration for second session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours at Singapore Fintech Festival


Following the success of the first session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours, an online Fintech Foundation course, CFTE is pleased to announce that registrations for the second session, which is released on 11th December, have opened. And to celebrate Singapore Fintech Festival, there is a special £50 discount off the course (discount code: ‘SFFCFTE’) valid until Sunday 19th November 11.59pm. The announcement was made at CFTE’s inaugural event in Singapore, The Future of Finance, the central focus of which was helping professionals understand how to build new skills in a world of digital finance.   [caption id="attachment_715" align="alignnone" width="800"] CFTE co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen outlining CFTE's vision for education in finance[/caption] It was the stage for the graduation ceremony for participants from the first session to collect their certificates – some of them flying from Australia or Africa - and was held in partnership with LATTICE80, the world’s largest Fintech…

Asia: The Land of Fintech Opportunities


  This week CFTE began its Asian Fintech tour of the region’s biggest Fintech hubs including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore. Why? The potential for Fintech in Asia is massive. From serving the under-banked, through increased access to financial services, to improving economic prosperity for millions, the potential for Fintech to have a positive impact in Asia is huge. The good news is that a number of key developments (other than the growth of China!) are creating strong tail winds to enable the Fintech sector to grow and allowing entrepreneurs, startups, and financial institutions to bring more innovative financial solutions to market. So before we dive into what we’ve been up to this week and our plans for the coming weeks, it’s worth having a look at some of the developments contributing to the growth of Asia’s Fintech ecosystem…   The jigsaw starts to take shape The region has…

Will Your Job Exist Tomorrow?


With the financial industry on the cusp of a significant shift to digital, ‘Will your job exist tomorrow?’ was the perfect question for CFTE’s Co-founder, Tram Anh, to put to an audience full of finance professionals at this year's Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen. The response was overwhelming. The rest of this article will explore the backdrop to Tram Anh’s talk at Money 20/20. It will attempt to put into context the changes that are occurring in the financial industry as a result of technological disruption. Money 20/20 Europe Money 20/20 Europe is a leading international conference. Thousands of professionals across various industries such as banking, advertising, media, investment, and technology attend the conference annually. This years conference was held against a backdrop of record levels of investment in FinTech. According to a CBI Insights report, investment in FinTech is set to exceed 2016 levels. With FinTech gaining momentum people were…

Fintech Event Calendar: Week beginning 26th June to 1st July


The weeks top London Fintech events handpicked just for you: FinTech Innovation Conference London When: 30th June 2017, 13:30 to 19:00 (BST) Where:  Berkely Square, London Why: Ok so if you have some time to spare this one would be highly recommended. It's being organised by the Swiss Banking Advisory and will focus on Fintech and innovation, particularly across the investment categories. Top executives and professionals will be in attendance so you'll have a great chance to network and talk about current issues in finance and innovation. Tickets are north of £100 but the speakers will cover some of the major trends affecting the industry. Register Here Crash and Learn with Fintech Founders by Deloitte When: 28th June 2017, 18:00 to 21:00 (BST) Where:  WeWork Waterhouse Square Why:  Understanding the keys to success is one of the most sought after pieces of knowledge every budding entrepreneur seeks to understand. Deloitte team up with some hugely successful Fintech entrepreneurs…

CFTE’s Event Calendar June #2


1. Benefit from the Disruptive Revolution in Insurance Where: BT Centre, London When: Tuesday, June 20 Why: Organised by Instech (shorthand for "Insurance Technology"), this event is a great place meet and learn from Insurtech companies and fintech innovators. The expert panels will provide insights into the latest trends affecting the industry and how to stay ahead of the curve. Register here (more…)

CFTE’s Event Calendar June #1


We're always on the look out for the best events, here's a selection that got our attention: Our friends at Khazanah Nasional have organised an event with Dave McClure (the man who has backed 250 startups, including 5 unicorns…) from 500Startups. We’re very lucky to be able to invite a few guests, so ping Ali if you’d like to join. He'll be talking about what's hot in Silicon Valley and the event will be held on June 16th at 10 AM BST, in the Khazanah Innovation Centre (and you’ll see our amazing offices too…). You may not know it yet, but building bridges between Asia & Europe is written in our DNA... And this week in London (from Wednesday to Friday) there is a huge festival organised to bring India and the UK's tech scenes closer together. CFTE's co-founder Tram Anh Nguyen will be spending some time there - ping her on twitter if you want to join! Where…