Future of Payments Conference 2022

22 June @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, No.1 Circle Square, Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7FS

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  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • June 22, 2022
  • No.1 Circle Square, Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7FS
  •  Manchester
  •  Fintech

Join FinTech North in Manchester for our Future of Payments Conference, this June 22nd.

We are delighted to be hosting our inaugural Future of Payments Conference, which will take place in Manchester on 22nd June, hosted in partnership with Discover Global Network as our headline sponsor and Bruntwood Sci-Tech as our co-sponsor.

Since our foundation in 2016 FinTech North has been the focal point for FinTech in the Northern Powerhouse, regularly supporting entrepreneurs at all stages of the FinTech life-cycle with relevant connections and business development opportunities.

As part of our work supporting the innovation ecosystem in Greater Manchester and beyond, we’re delighted to announce that our next conference in Manchester will focus on the future of payments. The Future of Payments is hosted in partnership with Discover Global Network.

Payments has long been an area of strength for Northern FinTech. Alongside a broad FinTech capability, Greater Manchester has a specialism in eCommerce and Payments, and as the birthplace of the programmable computer, what better place to explore the Future of Payments!

With the Future of Payments Conference we aim to provide a platform to share ideas, to contextualise Northern FinTech innovation in a global sector, to champion diversity in the sector and feature under-represented founders. We will shine a light on regional FinTech innovation and we will showcase some of the regions brightest and best start-ups and scale-ups.

We are hoping to see the following themes reflected in the conference:

  • The Future of Payments
  • Open Banking
  • Open Finance
  • Connected car technology
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • BNPL
  • And more!


08:00 – 09:00: Networking & breakfast

09:00 – 09:10: Welcome from FinTech North – Joe Roche, Engagement Manager; Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap Consulting & Chris Sier, Chairman, FinTech North

Morning Session

09:10 – 09:30: Keynote 1 – Mike Chambers, Chairman, AnswerPay, Former Chairman of BACS

09:30 – 09:40: Keynote 2 – National Policy & Regulatory update – David Beardmore, Ecosystem Development Director, Open Banking Implementation Entity

09:40 – 10:20: Panel Discussion – Open Banking, chaired by Helen Child, Open Banking “Excellence. Featuring; David Beardmore, Ecosystem Development Director, Open Banking Implementation Entity; Kerry Dwyer, Equity Account Manager, Swoop; Andrew Self, Senior Manager Open Banking & Account to Account Payments, Payment Systems Regulator

10:20 – 10:40: Coffee Break

10:40-11:00: Keynote 3 – Cryptos, The Metaverse and Digital Currencies; Barry James, Chairman, BBFTA

11:00 – 11:15: Keynote 4 – Kirsty Rutter, FinTech Investment Director, Lloyds Banking Group – Collaborating with FinTechs: “You get what you measure”

11:15 – 12:00: Panel Discussion – The Value of Partnerships in payments, sponsored by Discover. Featuring; Tribh Gewal, Director, Alt Pay; Kirsty Rutter, FinTech Investment Director, Lloyds Banking Group; Rebecca Wright, CPO, LHV

12:00 – 13:00: `Lunch “Break

Afternoon Session: Hosted by Kimberley Waldron, CEO, SkyParlour

13:00 – 13:20: Embedded Finance Keynote.

13:20 – 13`:30: ‘Inclusive Capital’ & new ways of thinking – ‘How are we creating opportunity to add value to everyone?” – Joel Blake OBE

13:30 – 14:15: Embedded Finance Panel. Featuring; Alison Donnelly, Director, FSCom and Megan Coulson, Senior Policy Advisor, CBI

14:15 – 15:15: Payments Showcase part 1

  • AnswerPay, Peter Cornforth, Commercial Director
  • AccessPay
  • ScribePay, Ikenna Emenyonu, Founder
  • Gratuu, Renate Kalnina, Founder
  • Bypass, Matt Bird, Co-founder
  • CIP, Ciaran Savage, Founder

15:15 – 15:45: Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15: Payments Showcase – part 2

  • BEX, Marc Shirman, Co-founder
  • Ryft, Alex Mackenzie and Sadra Hosseini, Co-founders
  • SparkPAY, Eric Guo, Founder
  • Collctiv, Joe Robotham, Partnerships Manager
  • Kani, Aaron Holmes, CEO
  • FinGo
  • LHV, Rebecca Wright, CPO
  • Payair Technologies, Pawel Trybulski

c.17:15: Closing remarks from Chris Sier, followed by networking drinks

How do I get involved?

  • Are you a Payments FinTech based in the North
  • Are you a Northern FinTech start-up?
  • Are you a black, Asian or minority ethnic founder interested in getting involved as a speaker?

If so, please reach out to FinTech North Engagement Manager Joe Roche ([email protected]) and we will look to involve you in the event!

For any speaking, sponsorship or partnership enquiries, please contact Joe ([email protected]).