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Bank of England: Diversity in FinTech – 6th April Hybrid event in Leeds and London

FinTech North / 23rd March 2022

As part of UK Fintech Week, the Bank of England is hosting an event on Diversity in Fintech on Wednesday 6th April.

The Bank recently published an independent review of ethnic diversity and inclusion within the Bank and a discussion paper jointly with the FCA on diversity in financial services. In collaboration with FinTech North, Innovate Finance and TechNation, The Bank want to use this opportunity to share views openly and discuss practical ways the Fintech sector can broaden representation.

The event will be hosted at the Bank of England in London and Nexus, University of Leeds for those wishing to attend in person.  There is also an option to join virtually for those wishing to do so.

The London panel will include Dr Dexter Penn, founder and CEO of Kalgera, Sujata Bhatia, COO of Monzo and Sunil Jindal, Regional Business Development Head of Diversio, and will be moderated by Victoria Cleland, Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation at the Bank of England.

The Leeds panel will include Laura Pomfret, co-founder of Financielle, Jordan Dargue, Director at NorthInvest and founder of Fund Her North, Phil Benson, co-founder and North and Midlands lead of UKBlackTech, and Andrew Rabbit, CEO of Incuto, and will be moderated by Chris Sier, Chair of FinTech North.

Timings are as follows:

12:45pm Registration

1pm Introductory remarks by Sir Dave Ramsden, Deputy Governor responsible for Fintech

1.15pm First panel session from London

2.15pm Break

2.30pm Second panel session from Leeds

3.30pm Networking

4:30pm Close

Please kindly note that this is an on the record event and registration will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register by clicking this link.

The London panel will be hosted at Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH.  Photographic ID will be required for entry.

The Leeds panel will be hosted at Nexus, Discovery Way, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 3AA.


There will be an opportunity to ask questions to panel members during the session.


If you have any special access or dietary requirements please contact Stakeholder Relations.

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