The FinTech Five – June 26th 2021

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Welcome to the FinTech Five, the part of the week where we take a closer look at the best articles, news, and features from across our FinTech Wales members.

1. FinTech Wales’ Sarah Gardener-Williams hosts Fireside Chat with FinTech icon and Starling Bank founder, Anne Boden, during Wales Tech Week. 

Next, in an insight-filled digital interview FinTech Wales’ CEO, Sarah Gardener-Williams, sat down (virtually) with fintech icon and Starling Bank founder, Anne Boden. The two discussed Anne’s insights from her inspiring journey to fintech disruptor status, her views on the state of banking today, and finally, where she sees the future for financial services in this eagerly anticipated Fireside Chat. 

Anne Boden is a FinTech pioneer who leads the way in disrupting the banking industry. As an experienced banker, Anne had identified critical improvements needed within the established banking system, but tired of trying to force change from within, in 2014, Anne decided to build her very own Bank, as a result, Starling Bank now serves over two million accounts with modern, intuitive, safe and secure banking services. 

FinTech Wales would like to offer our sincere gratitude to TramshedTech for powering the Fireside Chat, and to EY for sponsoring the event. 

You can watch the full event on our YouTube channel here 

2. Delio launch report focusing on private markets

Next up, in their most recent research report ‘Regulatory Governance in Private Markets’, Delio delves into regulatory governance across the private markets space in more detail. 

Gareth Lewis, co-founder of Delio commented:

“When it comes to private markets regulation, firms tend to respond in a few ways: they throw more resources at the problem and increase their cost base, they stop offering these services which devalue their client proposition – or they look to digitise their approach.” 

Topics covered in the report include:

The role of private markets in wealth management

Regulatory challenges for wealth managers

  • The key regulatory challenges
  • The cost of compliance (and non-compliance)
  • What is keeping wealth managers up at night?
  • Fact vs fiction – The realities of private markets governance

The regulatory agenda for private markets

  • Risk management in a post-crisis world
  • Operating on a global scale, but within local regulations
  • ESG, impact investing… and new regulatory frameworks
  • Accountability and the importance of management oversight

Regulation in the digital age

  • The role of technology in mitigating regulatory risk
  • How data and analytics are disrupting regulatory strategy

Download your free copy of Delio’s latest research report here 

3. announce first ever Tableau event

Tableau Software is an American interactive data visualization software company focused on business intelligence.

On 1 July at 16:30 will be hosting their first ever Tableau event where they will be sharing Tableau hacks, talking about how you can make your dashboard more interactive using Perameters and Actions, and also discussing’s Tableau journey. 

The event will be hosted by leaders from Gemma O’Neill, Senior BI Analyst; Rachel Davies, BI Team Leader and Geogia Hultberg, Senior BI Analyst. 

Click here to register for’s July event 

4. FinTech Wales welcomes Kickstarter 

Last but not least, we are delighted to announce that FinTech Wales is participating in the Kickstart Scheme, a government-led initiative that provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds who are currently facing unemployment.

We would like to offer a warm welcome to our Kickstarter Tiffany Evans, an English Literature graduate from Cardiff University, who will be joining us as a Marketing Assistant. 

Tiffany commented the following: “I’m excited to have been given the opportunity to work for FinTech Wales thanks to this amazing scheme and am very eager to both learn and broaden my Marketing skillset within this role over the coming months.”

We worked with The Fintech Times to find our Kickstarter and highly recommend other organisations participate in the scheme that benefits companies and candidates in equal measure.

For more information on the Kickstart Scheme and how your business can get involved in supporting young people in Wales into employment, click here 

5. Future Skills Event Reveal

Finally, this week, keep an eye on our social pages in the coming days for news of another event held this Wednesday that saw FinTech Wales collaborating with partners on a future skills initiative that was an absolute pleasure to be part of!

Until Next Week

And that’s it for the FinTech Five this week. Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to join us next week for more of the best content from across our FinTech Wales membership.

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