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FinTech Influencers

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FinTech Influencers is an exclusive, invitation only community founded by The Realization Group in partnership with Harrington Starr. The group comes together with the aim of identifying how technology can tackle some of the biggest problems that the financial services community faces.

On this page you will find information on our work, including events, awards and related content.


Bridging the Gap: New Approaches to Creating a Culture of Innovation

We speak to Kim Johannessen of TreoTrade, Seismic Foundry’s Cathy Lyall, Richard Balarkas of Squarebook, Nomura’s Simon Hornibrook, James Maxfield of Ascendant Strategy and Lloyds Banking Group’s Sophie Bialaszewski and Kate Simmons, about what can be done differently by both financial institutions and FinTechs to put innovation back at the heart of the industry.

Culture and Innovation

24 May 2018     5.30pm     Lloyds Banking Group     Event closed

This was the second in a series of FinTech Influencers events to be held during 2018, where our panel discussed the challenges both buy-side and sell-side investment firms continue to face around embracing innovation, and investigate how those challenges can be overcome.

The 100 most influential FinTech Companies 2018

Here’s the Definitive List of the 100 Most Influential FinTech Companies 2018, you can see who made the list and even hear from some of the nominees and judges

London is Open for FinTech Business

The recent meeting of the FinTech Influencers (powered by Harrington Starr and The Realization Group) took place at the spectacular offices of Zopa by London Bridge. With over 125 of the most influential names in UK FinTech present, the topic of FinTech 2018 was discussed by an excellent panel.

The Financial Technologist Q2 2018

The second edition of the Harrington Starr revamped Financial Technologist has landed and it’s one of the biggest yet! Featuring the follow up to the Definitive List of the Most Influential FinTechs 2018 with the 50 brightest and most exciting US companies, and the 25 FinTech Innovators.

FinTech 2018 – what next?

25 January 2018     5.30pm     Zopa     Event closed

The first in a series of events to be held during 2018. Our panel will discuss the overall Fintech landscape for the forthcoming year and will examine the trends, opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.