October Newsletter – China, UK: FINTECH Bridge Conference


This month we bring you exciting news about our FINTECH Bridge Conference to be held in London on 11 December.

The only Conference dedicated to Fintech investments and business trade deals between Greater China and the UK that will celebrate international fintech innovation, collaboration and cross-border investments. Our participants will be able to sign global trade and investment deals in our Deal Signing Boardroom in front of international media.


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£1,099 (Early Bird: £849 until 15 Nov 2018) – Request an Invitation

The FINTECH Bridge Conference brings together the finance and government elite from Greater China and the UK including:

  • Fintech leaders
  • Global investors
  • Decision makers from the finance sector
  • Leading tech giants
  • Government representatives

FINTECH Bridge Conference Speakers

Jinny Yan

Jinny Yan Managing Director, Chief China Economist, China Markets Strategy, Global Markets FICE, ICBC Standard Bank.

Jinny joined ICBC Standard Bank in early 2016 as Chief China Economist, and leads the China markets strategy and research team. Her focus is to deliver China macroeconomic and market insights to internal and external stakeholders. Her team launched the Belt and Road Economic Indices, which offers unique insight into China’s increasing connectivity with emerging economies.

Virraj Jatania

Virraj Jatania, CEO & Co-Founder, Pockit

CEO & Co-Founder at Pockit a digital banking alternative for unbanked, underserved and low income consumers in the UK. 2nd generation of The Lornamead Group, a multi-national company that was eventually sold to Hong Kong based conglomerate Li & Fung.


Marjan Delatinne, Global Head of Banking, Ripple

Part of the Women in Fintech Power list 2017 Marjan heads Ripple’s growing global network where banks around the world are utilising cross-border payments by combining the messaging rail with the real-time settlement of a payment transaction.


Jon Vollemaere, CEO, R5FX

FX FinTech Entrepreneur co-founded and globally built the low latency trading network – FXecosystem, as well as the FX trading community – LetstalkFX.
Currently, Jon is the founder and CEO of R5 the emerging Currency MarketPlace,
and is actively involved in the development of Emerging Market currencies.



Write your own chapter for The PAYTECH Book



We have started the crowd-sourcing process for global co-authors to write for The PAYTECH Book, the forth of a bestselling series of FinTech books which will be published by WILEY. Each chapter will be written by experts from leading fintech/paytech companies (from startups, to scaleups to unicorns), financial services and payment professionals and investors across the world. Everybody has a chance to contribute to The PAYTECH Book by applying by 15 Nov!


Payment experts can apply to become co-authors by submitting a 1 page proposal here. Deadline: 15 November 2018.

What would you like to learn today?


Check our latest online fintech courses here. Search through our diverse range of courses across Fintech, InsurTech, RegTech, WealthTech, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Innovation and Startup Methodologies. All our online courses are bite-size and self-paced – so you decide how you like to learn about the future of finance.



FINTECH Conferences


AXA Investment Management is restructuring its £55 million Framlington Financial fund to invest in fintech companies. Initially launched in 1986, the Framlington portfolio currently holds investments in top tier banks Read more

Dubai-based Alcazar Capital Limited (ACL) and Fintech Consortium’s investment arm, InQvest Partners (IQP) have partnered to launch a $100m global fintech fund which will invest in North America, Europe, Asia and the GCC – with 10% of the total capital. Read more


The FCA announced the launch of its “Green FinTech Challenge”, an initiative to support firms developing innovative products and services in the green, fintech sector. Read more

Eight leading financial technology (fintech) companies presented their solutions and services to top banking, insurance, venture capital and technology executives at the fifth annual Accenture (NYSE: ACN) FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific Investor Day. Read more

That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed our October newsletter!

Best wishes,

Susanne Chishti
CEO, FINTECH Circle & FINTECH Circle Institute
Co-Editor of The FINTECH BookThe WealthTECH BookThe InsurTECH Book and The PAYTECH Book