The FinTech industry is booming with new ideas. Startups, digital banks, and unicorns are actively changing the financial landscape. To help you keep up with the latest trends and developments, we have compiled this list of top FinTech influencers based in the UK. Check out our list of European influencers here.
We summed the number of followers each FinTech influencer has on Twitter and Linkedin and listed them in descending order. Starting with the most followed industry gurus and ending with up-and-coming subject matter experts, we hope this list will help you stay on top of the latest FinTech news and ideas.
Top FinTech Influencers in the UK
With an unconventional and unapologetic opinion style, Duena Blomstrom is one of the top FinTech influencers worldwide and a frequent keynote speaker. She dips into her experience as a serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur to deliver her thoughts, ideas, and commentary to a vast audience as a LinkedIn Top Voice and a Forbes contributor.
3 #Productivity Principles Most Knowledge Workers Ignore – “behavioural productivism” here l was calling it a “#pomodoro fetish” 😁 – either way “flexible” and “remote” work need us to be intentional about limits and find hacks to stay productive! https://t.co/VIKATu4Y5T
— Duena Blomstrom (@DuenaBlomstrom) June 29, 2020
Chris Gledhill’s unique insights about FinTech, banking, and the future of financial services stem from his experience as the lead mobile architect and leading disruptive innovation labs at Lloyds Banking Group. He is now the CEO and co-founder of the UK challenger bank Secco. Chris’s expertise spans a wide range of disruptive technologies, including Blockchain, AI, API, Big Data, Deep Learning, Virtual Reality, CryptoCurrencies, Biometrics, Mobile & Wearables.
— Chris Gledhill (@cgledhill) August 18, 2020
As a prolific author of 16 books, Chris Skinner has a lot to share about banking, financial markets, and FinTech. He is a regular commentator on prominent news channels, holds positions on a dozen advisory boards, and is a frequent keynote presenter at leading industry forums. He has presented alongside Jack Dorsey, Will.i.am, Hillary Clinton, Richard Branson, Meg Whitman, Bill Gates, and Sir Clive Woodward.
— Chris Skinner (@Chris_Skinner) May 1, 2020
Anne Boden MBE is a prominent Welsh tech entrepreneur. Anne started her career at Lloyds Bank, where she helped architect CHAPS, the UK’s first real-time payment system. Her successful banking career culminated in her founding and becoming the CEO of Starling Bank, a UK mobile-only bank. Known for breaking restrictions imposed by outdated technology, Anne regularly shares her views, expertise, and opinions on Twitter and LinkedIn.
— Anne Boden (@AnneBoden) August 6, 2020
As a RegTech and FinTech expert, David Doughty discusses a range of topics online, from corporate governance to compliance and risk management. Through his extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in the private and public sectors, David mentors and helps businesses become as effective as they can be.
— David Doughty (@daviddoughty) August 6, 2014
Business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, and Apple, among others, have made Eileen Burbidge a renowned business and market development professional with a proven track record. As a Partner at Passion Capital, an early-stage technology venture fund based in London, Eileen serves as a non-executive director on many fast-growing SMEs, including Monzo Bank, Digital Shadows, Tide, Butternut Box, Prowler.io, and Focal Point Positioning.
“More than half of the applications were propositions that seek to address issues around access and exclusion to financial services and vulnerable consumers” 👏 congrats to the 22 businesses accepted into @TheFCA digital sandbox cohort 6 🙌🤩 https://t.co/ZlFW8Kcxom
— Eileen Burbidge (@eileentso) July 23, 2020
David M. Brear
David M. Bear has taken on a wide variety of roles around the financial services industry. After witnessing companies spend billions and not achieve much, David has joined like-minded professionals at 11:FS as the Group CEO to build and launch next-generation digital propositions for some of the world’s biggest banks.
#venturetime day is back!
In the last 2 years we’ve helped over 150 startups across the globe with our FREE venture time sessions. @11FS experts will be opening their virtual doors to give guidance to startups trying to make a difference.
Want in? 👇https://t.co/cB5EqiUXvF
— David M. Brear (@davidbrear) August 12, 2020
With over 20 years of experience in international business and digital transformation, Dinis Guarda creates and helps companies build value in a digital world. He has shared his expertise in new tech, digital, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, and international legal processes in over 20 publications.
List of Selected #book, clockwise: #4IR #AI #Blockchain #Fintech #IOT
Reinventing a Nation with @raishussin; #Blockchain #AI + #Crypto #Economics – The Next Tsunami;
How #Businesses and Governments can Prosper with #Fintech #Blockchain & #AI?
— Dinis Guarda (@dinisguarda) July 4, 2020
Christophe Langlois’ previous roles at IBM, WPP, Bazaarvoice, SWIFT Lloyds TSB, and Accuity have translated into him becoming an independent advisor for a number of global data, software, and SaaS solution providers. His unique experience as a growth hacker and a relationship builder makes his insights on social media all the more interesting.
1⃣ Faster implementation
3⃣ Digital assets
— Christophe Langlois 📊 #SonyZV1 📸 (@Visible_Banking) March 24, 2020
Susanne Chishti is an accomplished CEO, author, and editor of multiple books on FinTech, WealthTech, and InsurTech. She has been a commentator for leading news providers and a guest lecturer on financial technology at top UK universities. With over 25 years of experience in banking and FinTech, Susanne’s insights posted online are worth subscribing to.
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— Susanne Chishti (@SusanneChishti) August 3, 2020
As a pioneer of Blockchain R&D at Barclays, Simon Taylor has been immersed in the technology of financial services since the beginning of his career. Today, Simon advises governments, regulators, and some of the world’s largest banks, financial institutions, and corporations on how Blockchain and DLT will impact their business in the short, medium, and long term.
So Bank as a Service is a hot #fintech topic, but what is it? 🤔
● BaaS allows any brand to embed financial
services into its customer experience… 🍎
● …by picking and choosing capabilities
offered by providers… 🛠️
● …and licence holders in a modular fashion. ⛓️ pic.twitter.com/DfYJaLwP4R
— Simon Taylor (@sytaylor) July 31, 2020
Claire Calmejane began her career supporting financial institutions through their technological and digital transformations. As one of the leading figures on innovation and tech in Europe, Claire regularly lectures on financial technology, its ecosystem, and digital transformation at MIT, CFTE, Oxford, and HEC.
Start with the #WHY
Great to see the new SocGen Mission and North Star. Looking forward to see it taking shape and life within our teams. Innovation at the heart of it! #thefutureisyou
— Claire Calmejane (@ccalmeja) January 28, 2020
An influential speaker, commentator, and writer on FinTech, Devie Mohan helps banks, fintech startups, innovation groups, and investors understand the latest FinTech trends through research and data. She is an active proponent of driving innovation through collaboration between banks and startups.
— Devie Mohan (@devie_mohan) July 31, 2020
David Birch is an internationally recognized author, advisor, and commentator on digital identity, money, and financial services. A visiting professor and a member of multiple advisory boards, David is one of the most influential voices in banking. As a global keynote speaker and Forbes contributor, David shares his sharp and information insights on social media and his blog.
— Dave “Data isn’t the new oil” Birch (@dgwbirch) August 18, 2020
Nektarios Liolios has worked in the financial services sector since the 1990s. He co-founded Startupbootcamp FinTech, Rainmaking Innovation, and led SWIFT’s Innotribe Startup Challenge. Recently he founded The Future Farm, a platform dedicated to creating a better and safer world for entrepreneurs and leaders. His team asks entrepreneurs to share their stories and making them available in a podcast.
I left @Sbcfintech & @Rainmaking_io in 2019 because I needed a break. Now I am back with @thefuturefarm. Here’s why: https://t.co/0mbEbwXYj7 https://t.co/SnJHS1jHCohttps://t.co/i26WKEqoAW#companybuilders #founders #timetotalk #nakedpodcast #idocare #foundersunplugged
— Nektarios Liolios (He/Him) (@nekliolios) June 16, 2020
Ghela is a self-proclaimed Fintech fanatic, and Founder of FemTechGlobal™, a network dedicated to challenging the status quo, and improving the inclusiveness and diversity in Financial Services. FemTechGlobal™also sponsors the annual Women In Tech, Banking Technology Award.
Great opportunity to showcase to the world what good #fintech can bring to #financial services! Don’t miss out on this #DiscoverPitchPerfect competition from @Sibos & @Innotribe https://t.co/cCFNZckRBI
— Ghela Boskovich (@GhelaBoskovich) August 14, 2020
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