FintechNorth Events


The Future of Payments 2024

June 25th, 8am
One Circle Square

We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to Manchester this June 25th for our ‘The Future of Payments 2024’ event, hosted in partnership with Bruntwood SciTech. It is no secret that Manchester is a shining star within the UK FinTech ecosystem, and that payments is a thriving specialism in the region, as well as in many others.

Come together in Manchester this summer to learn about and discuss the latest developments in a rapidly evolving subsection within FinTech- payments.

You can expect to hear all about the hottest topics within payments, including; embedded payments, speed and cost, Consumer Duty, AI, Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs), Open Banking and Open Finance, Fraud, Customer Experience and e-commerce.

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Check out the agenda as it develops below:

Event Schedule

Breakfast Networking

Welcome from FinTech North

Joe Roche, General Manager, FinTech North

Welcome from Bruntwood SciTech

Eth2.0: Evolving Blockchain with Proof of Stake

Aseem Pahuja, Lecturer in FinTech, University of Manchester

Making Money Work for Everyone

Andy Sacre, Head of Payments, Monzo


Homegrown FinTech from Manchester Scaling Successfully: a Fireside Chat

Alex Mackenzie, Co-Founder, Ryft
Ellie Kirkman, FinTech PR Consultant, SkyParlour

Networking Break

Payments Showcase

Nicola Weedall, Co-Founder, Hydr
James Jackson, CEO and Co-Founder, Bumper

Transforming cost centres into revenue generation: embedded finance and refunds

• Rose Merritt, Product Owner, Protect Group

Myth-busting Embedded Finance and BNPL

Danielle Reed, Head of Partner Success - North UK, Klarna

The Future of The Payments Landscape - The Key Challenges (2024-27)

• Eliot Heilpern, CEO and Founder, Parthenon Communications

Future of Payments Panel

Nick Holt, Senior Director, Marqeta
Mike Forrest, Global Head of Access Management – Open Banking / Digital Identity, Barclays
Ben Johnson, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Chair: Kimberly Waldron, Managing Director, Skyparlour

Networking, Event to Close

Featured Speakers

Event Location

The Future of Payments 2024
One Circle Square
Oxford Road
M1 7ED

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Bruntwood SciTech
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