Sandboxes? ‘Accelerators’? How can government/regulatory authorities best spur fintech growth?

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June 14, 2022
Global
Fintech

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Sandboxes and accelerators are two examples of how government/regulatory authorities worldwide are seeking to encourage fintech growth. Examples of well-established fintech sandboxes include those operated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), while newer examples include sandboxes in Greece, Spain and Brazil. Meanwhile, accelerators include a scheme launched by the Qatar FinTech Hub (QFTH) in 2020. This webinar will seek to compare and contrast different approaches to encouraging fintech growth.

Panel

Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.