FINTECH Circle Newsletter 02/08/19



Dates for FINTECH Bridge China-UK announced


Following a successful 2018 event, the FINTECH Bridge China – UK Conference is back and will take place on 27 February 2020 in London.

Registrations are now open, with super earlybird and group booking discount tickets available. Click here to book and save up to 44%.

The only conference dedicated to fintech investments and business trade deals between Greater China and the UK can help you get a head start when entering the Chinese fintech market.

What previous attendees say:

Great event – a true crossroads of all the relevant people, experience and expertise from both the UK and China in equal measure. Regulators to government, banking to vendors, startups to investors and accelerators all under one roof.’
Jon Vollemaere, CEO, R5FX

Thank you for a really stimulating day. It was great to hear so much from such influential players in the fintech market and I met some really interesting companies.’

Ian Manzie, Senior International Trade Adviser, Department for International Trade

If you’re looking to gain a deeper understanding of future trends, discover how to successfully enter new markets, network with potential partners, senior professionals and investors, and get inspired by our engaging content and speakers, then this conference is for you!

Interested in sponsorship or speaking opportunities? Contact

JUMPSTARTER Global Pitch Competition

FINTECH Circle is a supporting partner of Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, which kicked off the application process for JUMPSTARTER, a global pitch competition. Pitching events will be taking place in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, London, San Francisco Bay Area and Toronto.

The campaign will provide up to a combined US$5 million investment commitment and US$100,000 in cash to the top five startups. Top JUMPSTARTERS will also get access to the Alibaba ecosystem to gain valuable insight, experience and resources to expand their businesses.

Fintech startups that apply for the JUMPSTARTER competition will also automatically be entered into FintechHK Global Competition during Hong Kong Fintech Week, organized by InvestHK, Explore Asia and Alibaba.

Application deadline for London: 23 August 2019.

Fintech insights


LegalTech versus GDPR and AML –
guest blog

The worldwide LegalTech market is growing rapidly and will disrupt the legal market environment. Our guest contributor Andreas Fillmann discusses LegalTech versus GDPR and AML. Read here.


Digital transformation: this is just the beginning

In July the Heads of Innovation and Digital Transformation from leading banks in the UK met up for an insightful morning roundtable on Enterprise Innovation. Find out what we discussed and what the current trends in financial institutions are.

Upcoming events

Digital Banking Summit: 19 August, Accra

Tradetech FX: 11 September, Barcelona

RegTech Automation and Compliance Forum: 19 September, London

Cashless Asia 2019 Forum: 23 September, Singapore

LendIt Fintech Europe: 26 September, London

Indonesia BFSI Innovation Summit: 01 October, Jakarta

Innovation Summit Europe: 03 October, London

ATM & Cyber Security: 08 October, London

fintech course


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How being aware of our biases protects the future of AI. Read on

Is Britain going cashless? Read on

Banks’ inevitable race to the cloud. Read on

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