Event: Unbundling the Bank - How Fintech startups are changing the financial services landscape

ATM Machine Graffiti Art in San Francisco by Tony Fischer  - https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonythemisfit/4962227667/

In the same way as many industries before it - think music, travel, publishing - financial services is in the midst of dramatic change. Fintech startups are nibbling away at every part of the traditional banks' value chain, and with London's firms attracting $500m investment last year there's clearly a few investors banking (pun intended) on it.

Unbundling the Bank - book here - Thursday (6-8pm, 9th Apr) brings together some of the country's top entrepreneurs and commentators to examine whether financial innovation is likely to be driven by the banks, start-ups, or through partnership between them.

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Is the democratic and social nature of the internet changing the way we understand finance?

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Date: 21 January 2009
Location: NESTA, UK

Chinwag Live: Wobble 2.0

When Web 2.0 collides with Bubble 2.0 is the result real, sustainable business or faddish pipe dreams?

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Date: 6 February 2007
Location: The Slug & Lettuce (Downstairs), UK