The UK is a global FinTech leader and a top destination for investment into the sector, setting the pace for innovation in financial services across the globe. Covid-19 has presented the sector with challenges, but also many opportunities, thanks to an acceleration in the pace of digitisation. FinTech is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK with wide-scale adoption from industry and consumers, and has a vital role to play in global economic recovery from the pandemic crisis. But with Brexit fast approaching, Innovate Finance CEO Charlotte Crosswell will discuss why we need to ensure our start-ups can scale up and expand internationally to ensure the UK retains its crown long into the future.
Charlotte Crosswell is the CEO of Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the UK FinTech sector. Prior to joining Innovate Finance, she spent the majority of her financial services career in market infrastructure roles. Charlotte has held a number of management positions at Nasdaq and London Stock Exchange across international capital markets, equities, fixed income, OTC derivatives trading and clearing.
In addition to her work with Innovate Finance, Charlotte is on the board of UK Finance, and also advises and sits on the boards of Government FinTech advisory groups, technology companies and FinTech startups. Charlotte holds a BA (Hons.) in French from the Southampton University. She has been included in the list of top 100 Women in Finance over many years.