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16th March 2020

As a result of the fast-evolving global pandemic of COVID-19, WiseAlpha regrets to announce that FintechWise, its upcoming co-located conference at the Master Investor Show 2020, is being postponed.

Against a backdrop of worldwide uncertainty and in the interest of prioritising the health and safety of all event staff and guests, Master Investor 2020 and Fintechwise will now take place on Saturday 5th December.

All tickets bought will remain valid for the rescheduled December date.

Event organisers will continue to closely monitor guidelines laid out by the government and Public Health England and are prepared to take further action if necessary.

FintechWise, in collaboration with Master Investor, will produce a series of digital content in the months ahead to ensure the fintech community continues to enable consumers with both insights and thought-leading action.

Thank you all for your understanding and continued interest in the Master Investor Show – the UK’s flagship event for private investors –  and we look forward to welcoming you in December 2020.

09th March 2020

Our next confirmed speaker will come as no surprise but much anticipation. WiseAlpha’s very own Rezaah Ahmad, Founder and Executive Director.

Rezaah will be discussing ‘The next undiscovered opportunity in Fintech’ with Good Money Guide‘s Richard Berry and will also be joining a panel with Revolut and Habito to talk about ‘the democratisation of financial services’.

04th March 2020

We’re just 23 days out from the inaugural FintechWise conference, co-located at the Master Investor Show 2020.

A final agenda will be launched in the coming days with even more fantastic names confirmed including CVC and KR1.

The details:

When: 28th March 2020

Where: The Business Design Centre, Islington

How much: Quote ‘WISEALPHA’ at checkout for a free ticket.


02nd March 2020

We’re pleased to confirm that Jasper Martens, CMO, PensionBee has been confirmed to speak at FintechWise.

Jasper and panel will be discussing ‘the role of fintech in creating pension clarity’ and how pension providers have open their doors to fintech and a generation who are financially aware and want to take control.

PensionBee is the UK’s leading online pension provider, enabling customers to interact with their savings through its unique combination of smart technology and dedicated customer service.

28th February 2020

New speaker, Richard Berry, Founder of the Good Money Guide will be moderating two panels at FintechWise. Join him as he discusses ‘The democratisation of Financial Services’ and ‘The next undiscovered opportunity in fintech’.

The Good Money Guide is a comparison site and guide for investment accounts, products and services. Through in-depth expert guides, client reviews, interviews, news and views we aim to connect clients to the most appropriate financial service provider for their needs.

26th February 2020

We’re pleased to welcome Roberto Napolitano, Marketing Director, Seedrs to the ‘Crowdfunding | How to invest like a VC’ panel at the inaugural FintechWise conference.

Roberto Napolitano

Roberto is the Marketing Director at Seedrs where he develops and implements the go to market strategy for the UK and Europe to support demand generation, targeting businesses looking to raise capital as well as institutional investors to co-invest on Seedrs.

Roberto has 15 years of experience in marketing and corporate communications in fintech, professional services and asset management.

Recently ranked in the top 30 insurtech influencers on Twitter, Roberto is a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Institute of Directors.

He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, an MSc in Marketing from the London School of Economics and he is a trained classical pianist.


Seedrs is the leading European equity crowdfunding platform. Seedrs allow all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like in businesses they believe in and share in their success. And it allows ambitious businesses in all sectors to raise capital and build community through an efficient, online process.

25th February 2020

New speaker alert! Per Polland, COO & MD, Habito will be joining Revolut and WiseAlpha on ‘The democratisation of financial services’ panel.

Per Polland: COO & MD ServicesPer started his career in investment banking in his native Stockholm in 2006. After making the move to London and start-ups in 2011, he has held various senior roles within strategy and finance in Fintech companies such as Wonga (where he led the company’s acquisition of Billpay) and MarketInvoice where he served as VP Strategy. Per joined Habito in 2016 and is Chief Operating Officer.

24th February 2020

Peter O’Higgins, CFO/COO, Money Dashboard has confirmed his attendance at FintechWise, a co-located conference at the Master Investor Show. Peter will join ‘The open data revolution’ panel sharing his insights from him time at Money Dashboard.

Money Dashboard helps consumers manage their money by integrating all of their banking accounts in one place via its free personal finance app. The company’s native Android, iOS and responsive web apps are available direct to consumers, helping them make better informed spending and saving decisions.

As one of the UK’s leading personal finance management apps they are helping well over 200,000 consumers achieve their financial goals. By intelligently analysing customer’s data, Money Dashboard allows consumers to create budgets and empowers them to plan for the future.

Money Dashboard generates revenue by creating insightful market research from anonymised bank statement data, for example, by helping hedge funds predict revenue announcements of listed companies. They count many of the world’s most prestigious asset managers as subscribers.

21st February 2020

New speaker announcement! Nishil Parekh, Senior Product Owner, Revolut will be taking the FintechWise stage to discuss ‘The democratisation of financial services’.

Revolut is a global financial platform that gives people the power to spend, invest and transfer money without the sky-high fees charged by the big banks. Since launching in 2015, Revolut has expanded significantly beyond its origins as an FX product, adding new features such as Commission Free Trading, Interest Savings Vaults, Donations, Insurance, Cryptocurrency exchange, budgeting controls and more. Headquartered in London, with over 2,000 people in 23 offices, Revolut is now one of the biggest FinTech communities in the world, over 10 million customers.

17th February 2020

Tim Levene, Partner and CEO of Venture Capital firm, Augmentum Fintech will be joining the FintechWise panel to discuss how to ‘Invest like a venture capitalist’.

Augmentum Fintech invests in fast growing fintech businesses that are disrupting the financial services sector.  Augmentum is the UK’s only publicly listed investment company focusing on the fintech sector in the UK and wider Europe, having launched on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 2018, giving businesses access to patient capital and support, unrestricted by conventional fund timelines and giving public markets investors access to a largely privately held investment sector during its main period of growth. Their portfolio of eighteen fintech companies includes Tide, interactive investor, iwoca, Zopa, Monese, BullionVault and Farewill.

Speakers from other top fintech firms to be announced shortly!

14th February 2020

We’re pleased to announce our first speaker at FintechWise 2020.

Dan Hardy, Head of Fundraising at Crowdcube joins us to discuss ‘what do you need to know to invest in startups through equity crowdfunding?’.

Crowdcube is the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform. We enable the next generation of trail-blazing businesses to raise finance. We give investors the opportunity to back businesses that have a purpose beyond the next customer or sale.

Since Crowdcube was founded in 2011, we have helped raise funds for over 1000 campaigns, with over £800 million having been invested on the platform to date by a crowd of over 860,000 registered Crowdcube investors.

Businesses that have raised with Crowdcube include Monzo, Revolut, BrewDog, WiseAlpha, Freetrade, gohenry, Pip & Nut, Mindful Chef, Grind, Finisterre and Mr & Mrs Smith.

10th February 2020

The inaugural FintechWise agenda has been announced. The agenda facilitates a range of important conversations within the Fintech arena including open banking, democratisation, and the pension sector. Speakers to be announced shortly!

Don’t forget, you can get a free ticket to the Master Investor show and attend FintechWise by quoting ‘WiseAlpha’ at checkout.

? Get your free ticket here!

FintechWise Agenda, 28th March, London 2020:

10:45-11:15The democratisation of financial services
How are fintech companies opening up access to financial services for everyone?
11:25-11:45The open data revolution
How is open data going to revolutionise the way we spend, save and invest?
13:15-13:35What is the next undiscovered opportunity in Fintech?
The coming transformation of the bond market.
13:40-14:00What do you need to know to invest in startups through equity crowdfunding?
What is equity crowdfunding and what do you need to know to invest in this asset class?
15:00-15:20Challenger banks | Redefining banking
How digital challenger banks provide more value to consumers than traditional high street banks.
15:20-15:40Invest like a venture capitalist
Learn from top investment professionals about what they look for when investing in a startup.
15:45-16:05The digitalisation of the pension sector
How pension providers have opened their doors to fintech and a generation who are financially aware and want to take control.

1st November 2019

WiseAlpha is working with Master Investor, Europes’ largest investment show where we will be hosting a dedicated fintech event, FintechWise.

Master Investor is the UK’s leading, must-attend event for private investors, attracting 5000 people each year. With 5 stages and 100+ exhibitors, it’s an event not to be missed.

 For the first time ever, in collaboration with WiseAlpha, there will be a whole stage and exhibition area dedicated to the future of finance- FintechWise.

What is FintechWise?

FintechWise, the only fintech conference dedicated to the private investor, bringing you the best in breed of modern-day finance. Showcasing companies who are liberating financial services for the masses and enabling today’s consumers to make strides in this once non-inclusive world.

FintechWise is the meeting place for companies who want to empower you to make informed financial decisions through an innovative array of products from banking, investing, insurance and more. Our exhibitors use cutting edge technology to improve the financial wellbeing of individuals and strongly believe in democratisation, empowerment, access, and transparency.

We’re disrupting the financial world with the sole purpose of enabling today’s consumer.

The details:

When: 28th March 2020

Where: The Business Design Centre, Islington

How much: Quote ‘WISEALPHA’ at checkout for a free ticket.