Financial Inclusion Forum Events

We aim to host around ten events each year covering a variety of different topics within the financial inclusion domain. For accessibility the majority of our events are hosted in central London where we are often sponsored by large firms operating within the space.

FIF - Innovation in Inclusive Finance

 Registration Closed
Free Events
04 Jul 2017 16:00 - 19:00
EY, 25 Churchill Place, E14 5RB, London (Canary Wharf) - 25 Churchill Pl, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EY, UK
United Kingdom


Power of digital in reaching the unbanked


Join us for the flagship Financial Inclusion Forum and EY event that will delve into the recent trends and developments in inclusive finance through the lens of impact investors, local practitioners and FinTechs. Two interactive panels featuring industry leaders and movers and shakers will facilitate the discussion, with a networking reception to follow.

EY’s Jon Shepard will be discussing perspective of investors with Nadeem Shaikh (Anthemis), Suzanne Biegel (Catalyst At Large) and Jonathan Whittle (Quona Capital). Mark Scott of New York Times will lead a conversation with Norah Prida (New Finance), Hamish Thomas (EY Payments Lead) and Virraj Jatania (Pockit) on FinTech realities in expanding access to underserved populations.



16:00 – Arrival and registration

16:30 – Welcome remarks

16:45 – Panel 1: Investor Perspective: What are the key drivers for innovation in financial inclusion?

  • Moderator: Jon Shepard, EY Enterprise Growth Services


  • Jonathan Whittle – Partner, Quona Capital
  • Nadeem Shaikh -  Founder, Anthemis
  • Suzanne Biegel – Founder, Catalyst At Large


17:30 – Panel 2: At the Coalface:  How is digitisation including product design and client experience serving the financially excluded?

  • Moderator: Mark Scott (New York Times, European Technology Correspondent)


  • Norah Prida – Founder, New Finance
  • Hamish Thomas - EY Payments Lead
  • Virraj Jatania – CEO, Pockit


18:15 – Networking reception

19:00 – Close  


We hope you can join us at what’s looking to be a great event with a challenging and exciting line up of topics and attendees. We look forward to seeing you there.


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  • 04 Jul 2017 16:00 - 19:00


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