Fintech Week 2016: London Fintech Week is back, and this time it's going to be bigger than ever

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Fintech Week returns to London next month.

Event founder and entrepreneur Luis Carranza told The Capitalist that this year is going to be bigger than ever. The Financial Conduct Authority’s data chief Nick Cook and Passion Capital founder Eileen Burbidge are offering pearls of wisdom on the world of financial technology to a mix of investors, developers and challenger bankers from across the world.

Major financial firms are increasingly desperate to lead the way in fintech, so its no wonder the week-long festival, which was spread across Shadwell, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf last year, will ne held at the Grange hotel in Tower Hill so City slickers can drop in mid-week with ease.

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As with anything that goes mainstream, die-hard tech fans have now splintered off into fintech subcultures. Cook will be speaking about “regtech” (financial regulation technology), while “risktech”, “paytech” and "driverless banking" will all be hot topics on 18 July.

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Thankfully, it’s not all about learning. Carranza added there will “still be evening drinks each night”. Thank goodness for that.

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