Fintech and the future: where is the greatest potential for central governments’ use of fintech solutions?

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November 17, 2022

Government authorities worldwide are increasingly buying fintech services and/or embedding fintech solutions into their operations to improve what they do and deliver better services. 

The trend is driven by factors ranging from the increasing digitisation of public administration, including, for example, greater availability of digital data, to the growing breadth and capacity of fintech solutions themselves. 

As examples, Belgium’s tax authority and the UK’s Cabinet Office have been working with the same fintech (Quantexa) to help tackle fraud. Also in the UK, the government’s procurement agency Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has set up a ‘Debt Resolution Services’ supplier roster that aims to increase the use of fintech solutions in fields such as data aggregation and open banking across Britain’s public sector; and HM Revenue & Customs has blazed a trail globally by engaging a fintech company (Ecospend) to enable the department to receive payments via open banking.  

Global Government Fintech’s webinar will seek to take stock of governments’ engagement with fintech solutions to date and explore where government officials see as the areas with greatest potential.


Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar


USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Time (CET): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Time (EET): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 22:30 – 23:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 01:30 – 02:45


Doris Dietze, Head of Digital Finance, Payments Services and Cybersecurity, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

Biography to follow.

Tom Skalycz, Chief Digital Technology Officer, HM Revenue & Customs, United Kingdom

Biography to follow.

Webinar chair: Ian Hall, Editor, Global Government Fintech

Ian is editor of Global Government Fintech and also writes for media including City AM and #DisruptionBanking. He is former UK director for the pan-European media network Euractiv (2011-2018), editor of Public Affairs News (2007-2011) and news editor of PR Week (2000-2007). He was shortlisted for ‘Editor of the Year’ at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards in 2010. He began his career in Bulgaria at English-language weekly the Sofia Echo, with his year in the Balkans (1998-1999) sandwiched between a BA in Economics and MA in Urban & Regional Change in Europe (both from Durham University).