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…

Newsletter – 19th June to 24th June


CFTE Newsletter If you've joined via the email newsletter, welcome back! If you're joining us after browsing our lovely blog then this segment is a continuation of our weekly newsletter. The newsletter provides weekly updates on what we've been up to and if you're interested in receiving these updates, then sign up at the bottom of the page. CFTE Fintech Round-up Why banks must embrace open banking or risk disintermediation Banks globally, are facing increasing competition from fintech start-ups offering more focused banking services with superior customer experience. This article from ZDnet captures the mood perfectly. In order to remain competitive banks must change their inward looking attitude and open up their banking infrastructure. A key aspect of this will be to make their API's available to third parties, which means sharing customer data and enabling new functionalities to be added to existing banking services. The hope is that by…

Disruptive duo becomes first couple to take the stage at Money 20/20


A first for CFTE and Money 20/20 Money 20/20 kicks off next Monday in Copenhagen, and CFTE will be in town. We’ve been told that Money 20/20 has seen father and son speakers, brothers together on stage, but never a couple. Well, all that’s about to change. At CFTE, we love being disruptive and are proud to announce our Co-founders, Tram Anh and Huy, will be the first couple ever to talk at the largest Fintech event in Europe! And they have an amazing agenda in store for everyone... (more…)

How Fintech could help billions access finance


For the next chapter in our series, which takes a look at the major trends affecting finance, we focus on Asia and consider some of the key developments driving the growth of Fintech in the region. In particular, we look at the role entrepreneurs like Janos Barberis (founder of SuperCharger Hong Kong) are playing to help create the right environment for change.   [caption id="attachment_260" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator, Hong Kong.[/caption] The Forgotten people of Asia Asia has long known to be a land of contrasts. It’s the largest continent on earth and its varied geographies make it a diverse boiling pot of peoples and culture. It terms of scale, the content is home to a burgeoning population of over 4 billion people, that’s approximately 60% of the world’s population. In some way’s it has long been a victim of its size. Government and industry have…

Register your interest for our Beta Test programme !


Opening soon the application process for Beta Testing our platform ! Would love to participate? Leave your email below we'll come back to you ASAP.   Why are we asking?  We will start to BETA TEST our MVP very shortly and we want you to have a say on the platform. What is an MVP? The Minimum Viable Product is a concept defined by Eric Ries in his Lean Startup « bible ». The MVP is the core of your dream product. It is meant to cut ideas to the essential to test the Value Proposition on a target market (and improve it quickly): We are developing our platform’s MVP right now and we want you to help us tailor it to your needs. What is Beta Test? A Beta Version in the tech jargon designates the first version of a product disclosed to a small number of people to…

17th June – Curated Stories


Fintech Stories Sofi going for the big guns Millennials are changing finance. Although they have less money than their predecessors, Gen X, they are set to cause a seismic shift in banking. Their behavioural characteristics mean they are more open to adopting a new breed of banking services, which can only be good news for Fintech start-ups. Once such start-up is SoFi. It began focusing on refinancing student loans before branching out to other millennial orientated services. And now it’s taking on the big boys in the US banking sector by offering traditional banking services like checking accounts, debit cards, and credit cards. Read the full article here for all the specifics. (more…)

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…)

Fintech revolution offers a chance to nurture a new breed of bankers


This blog post is the first in a series taking a closer look at the current state of finance and the impact Fintech is having on the industry. We highlight the unique talent each board member brings to help CFTE in its mission to empower a new generation of finance professionals. We kick off the series with Claire Calmejane who sits on the advisory board. [caption id="attachment_198" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Claire Calmejane is recognised as one of the most influential people in Fintech[/caption] If we played a word association game, what image would “banking” bring to mind? For most, it would be men in fancy pinstripe suits making deals in the city. The industry is evolving, however. Consumer habits are changing and the change is being driven in large part by the rise of the mobile first millennial generation. This trend, combined with the growing influence of financial technology companies, is disrupting the…

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…

What we’re reading #1


We wanted to share some one of our team’s interesting reads of the week: Aliasgar: “In our personal or professional life we always make plans. We like to project our future ambitions and goals. But is setting your goals enough to reach them? This article intelligently highlights how to use purposeful systems to reach your goals. The upshot: Progressive purposeful learning beats an ad-hoc approach to meeting objectives. More and more true in our fast changing society. Read more