In partnership with Altus Consulting

Kindly hosted by Aviva at their central London Headquarters


Wednesday 20th June, 2018

08:15 – 17:00 BST 

At Aviva PLC

Saint Helen's, 1 Undershaft

London, EC3P 3DQ

£499 + VAT per person

£129 + VAT for start-ups

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Fin-k Tank is a new one-day conference designed to show you how technology can improve the world of savings and investments.

With particular focus on open banking, Blockchain, hybrid advice and Artificial Intelligence, we will combine talks, interviews and live demos to highlight best practices, developments and opportunities. If your business is looking to the future, this event is for you.


We've gathered a selection of experts from venture capital, AI, open banking, consulting, asset management and the start-up world.

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Why should you attend?

Fin-k Tank is Boring Money's Fintech forum.

The aim is to showcase, challenge and stimulate the evolution of better solutions for customers, enhanced by digital and mobile technology and AI.

This new event will inform, demonstrate and inspire. There will be international updates, live demos, venture capitalist panels, panel debates and input from tech, the regulator, disruptors and the Big Wigs. 

What's been said about Boring Money conferences:

"Good breadth of topics, bringing in experience and insight from outside the industry. Holly asked the questions we all wanted to hear and probed when she wasn't getting the answers!"

- Matt Palmer, Product Manager, Virgin Money

"I found Boring Money's conference an engaging debate on the current issues the industry faces in trying to engage its clients. Holly always leads with intelligence, eloquence and enthusiasm, and the speakers and venue were high quality."

- Ian Gorham, former CEO, Hargreaves Lansdown

"I liked the mix of presentations with panels. Good venue, good timing, great organisation!"

- Courtney Waterman, Head of EMEA Marketing, Schroders

"Energetic and friendly theme throughout."

- Fiona White, Client Proposition Manager, HSBC

"Very informative and valuable and very good panel too. Learnt some essential lessons in this session. Thank you!"

"10/10. The panel discussions were fantastic and very informative. Engaging, empowering and eye opening. Incredibly relatable content!"

"Fascinating info on entrepreneurs with this idea about 3 Olympic spikes. Professional - wanting to push for personalised, less investing focused communications."

"All areas gave me fuel for thought in both work and personal life. Lorna in particular made me think about both my team and my personal development."



The day is divided into four sections, each with a different aim. You will come away with a thorough understanding of the fintech landscape, an idea of where it is going and some inspiration to change how your company can do business.

Section 1: Fintech in Action




Introduction and welcome: Holly Mackay, CEO, Boring Money

How have open banking, blockchain and A.I. impacted the consumer's experience of investing to date? How does this impact us in the world of pensions and investments?


Blockchain in practice: Calogero Scibetta, Head of Business Development, Everledger

Away from the press interest on bitcoin alone, Leanne will look at the broader applications of blockchain in the business world and discuss the implications for the investing community.


Open banking in practice - the potential explored: Simon Bussy, Domain Director - Wealth, Altus

Working with industry disruptors, Simon will walk us through a case study of how open banking can work today. What is the potential to change the way in which we work?

  • Sam Seaton, CEO, Moneyhub Enterprise
  • Michelle Pearce, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Wealthify

On the Soapbox: Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research, Hargreaves Lansdown

Tom has a challenge. We've seen open banking, what about open pensions? A big old database doesn't feel like the right answer?


eToro: Veterans of crowd led investment services

eToro will share the learnings, mistakes, u-turns and developments they have made over the past decade from "copytrading" to "crypto"


Coffee Break

Section Two: Demo Time


Introducing the judges

  • Will Gibbs, Investment Manager, Octopus Ventures
  • Rob Moffat, Partner, Balderton Capital
  • Dharmash Mistry, VC

Demos: Five providers and start-ups will demo their latest innovations as we showcase the newest developments in fintech - no PowerPoint allowed!

  • Richard Crook, Head of Emerging Technology, RBS: Digital mutual - next generation of fund creation on blockchain
  • Sebastian Comment, MD; Samuel Scheidegger, Clever Circles: Redefining asset management though an open platform
  • David Vanek, CEO & Founder, Anorak: The world's smartest independent insurance provider
  • Vinay Samuel, Founder and CEO, Zetaris (under invite)
  • Lesley James, Director, Simplified Money (under invite)

"Strictly come investing" - our judges debate

The judges tell us what they think is the most interesting development in fintech and talk about the future which they anticipate


Lunch Break

Section Three: The Customer Experience


Artificial Intelligence meets financial advice: Catherine Flax, CEO, Pefin

A skype interview with the CEO of Pefin, Catherine Flax - the first A.I. financial adviser.


The advice panel

  • Daniel Harrison, Head of Technology, True Potential
  • Giovanni Dapra, Co-Founder & CEO, Moneyfarm (TBC)
  • Jamie Campbell, Head of Awareness, Bud
  • Mike Curtis, Co-founder and CTO,

We hear from four very different businesses on how they think advice needs to evolve. Both little 'a' advice and full-fat regulated advice. Bots, A.I. and good old humans


Crimes against Humanity: Tim Malbon, Founder and Director, Made by Many

Leading UK-based digital design firm Made by Many's founder Tim Malbon drops the H-bomb on the latest wave of digital crap experiences and argues that it's high time technology and business go out of the way of providing services and tools that people actually want and like using.


Tea Break

Section Four: A Look into the Future


Update from the regulator: Anne Wallace, Innovate Head of Department, FCA

Holly will interview Anna on what the FCA is looking for from a regulatory perspective when it comes to fintech innovation. What are the most exciting developments she anticipates?


A.I. in 2018 - Views from a venture capitalist: David Kelnar, Partner & Head of Research, MMC Ventures

David will talk about why A.I. is coming of age and what this means for both broader businesses and financial services.


Artificial Intelligence: the evolution of financial advice: Simon Bussy, Domain Director - Wealth, Altus

Simon will host a session to look at the very latest learning in AI and aims to provoke ideas. What is the realm of the possible? What are the most interesting and relevant developments out there?

  • Simon will be joined by Andrew Firth, Founder & CEO, Wealth Wizards

Conclusion and close: Holly Mackay, CEO, Boring Money


Networking drinks



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