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Top FinTech Influencers in the UK

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.

Duena Blomstrom

280K followers: Twitter 26K, LinkedIn 254K

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. 

Chris Gledhill 

92K followers: Twitter 75K, LinkedIn 17K 

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 Skinner  

85K followers: Twitter 52K, LinkedIn 33K

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.

Anne Boden 

82K followers: Twitter 25K, LinkedIn 57K

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 Known for breaking restrictions imposed by outdated technology, Anne regularly shares her views, expertise, and opinions on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

David Doughty 

79K followers: Twitter 65K, LinkedIn 14K

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.

Eileen Burbidge 

76K followers: Twitter 76K, LinkedIn 

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.

David M. Brear 

71K followers: Twitter 45K, LinkedIn 26K

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. 

Dinis Guarda 

57K followers: Twitter 46K, LinkedIn 11K

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. 

Christophe Langlois 

56K followers: Twitter: 48K, LinkedIn 8K

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. 

Susanne Chishti 

50K followers: Twitter 18K, LinkedIn 32K

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. 

Simon Taylor 

50K followers: Twitter 35K, LinkedIn 15K 

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.

Claire Calmejane 

38K followers: Twitter 17K, LinkedIn 21K 

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. 

Devie Mohan 

34K followers: Twitter 27K, LinkedIn 7K 

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.

David Birch 

30K followers: Twitter 22K, LinkedIn 8K

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.

Nektarios Liolios

28K followers: Twitter 16K, LinkedIn 12K

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.

Ghela Boskovich

20K followers: Twitter 9K, LinkedIn 11K

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.

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Written by Alex Malyshev on Sep, 03, 2020

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