Hear from the judging panel, view the menu and read the full shortlist
Welcome to the virtual programme for the UK Fintech Awards 2023. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the awards ceremony, from who’s hosting and what’s on the menu, to the all-important shortlist.
Kicking off the programme below is an introduction from Phillip Mind, director of digital technology and innovation at UK Finance, who chaired the independent judging panel. Good luck to each and every finalist!
Welcome everyone to the UK Fintech Awards 2023. On behalf of the judging panel, I’d like to thank the organisers and sponsors for inviting us to take part this evening.
The awards showcase the great work being done by our sector. I would like to offer my congratulations to the winners and to all those who entered the awards.
Despite tough economic conditions, I feel incredibly optimistic about the future of UK fintech.
In the UK, we have forward-thinking regulators with a commitment to innovation. Just last week we saw positive announcements on open banking and the Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology.
There have been positive legislative developments, too. The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill is back in Parliament—and lays the foundation for digital identity, smart data and a less onerous data protection regime.
Possibly, we are likely to need a central bank digital currency. New digital assets and tokenisation offer fintech great opportunities.
The UK has a fintech sector that is extending its footprint globally. Open banking is a success domestically and increasingly as an export. Fintech will be at the heart of trade agreements.
As we move to forward, tech will disrupt financial services opening up new markets and new opportunities in existing markets.
I look forward to the winner announcements for each and every category.
Finally, I asked ChatGPT for some ideas about what to offer those who were not successful in winning an award. It came up with an old English proverb—you win some, you lose some.
I wish everyone a wonderful evening.
Find out everything you need to know about the night, including the venue, your host and the menu.
Seven providers are sponsoring the UK FinTech Awards 2023.
This is the independent panel of experts from across fintech and financial services that judged the 2023 awards.
We had a record number of entries for the UK FinTech Awards 2023. Click on the categories to see the finalists.
Share your thoughts on the night.