Financial Forum - Competitive Collaboration
27 April 14:00 - 16:30
Venue: Wayra UK, 20 Air Street, London W1B 5AN


Please note, registrations for this event are now closed. Email for any questions.

About the Event

The face of the finance industry is changing; traditional bank’s monopoly is being challenged. The FT predicts that European banks could lose out on €22bn revenues to big tech companies, that are rivalling traditional banks with their seamless digital services.

On April 27, the SCC will bring together experts from both traditional banks and tech companies to discuss the possibilities of FinTech collaborations and to explore whether traditional banks can compete against big tech challengers? 

Confirmed Speakers

Elly Hardwick is Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank, responsible for leading the bank’s innovation activities and managing the Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs globally. She was the founding CEO of the fintech start-up Credit Benchmark, where she led the company to be the independent source for wholesale credit risk data and analytics.

Nick Blake, has several years of experience from the banking sector as Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, Head of Global Sales & Strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland and now as Head of Transaction Services at SEB UK. He is also active in the transformation of the banking industry and the shifting alignment with FinTech.

Martin Eriksson is an Executive in Residence at investment firm EQT. He has more than 20 years experience from product management in Europe and the US, building products in startups as well as global brands such as Monster and the FT. Martin is also the founder of ProductTank and co-founder of Mind the Product - together the world's largest product management community with meetups in 140+ cities around the world.

Laurel Wolfe is the Marketing Director of Klarna and is responsible for all aspects of UK marketing. She has over 15 years of international marketing leadership experience across tech and financial services, working on many award-winning campaigns and achieving commercial targets along the way.

Christer Holloman is the CEO and co-founder of Divido, a platform for retailers, lenders and payment providers that want to offer customers to pay anything in monthly installments. Divido works with more than 500 partners such as BMW, BNP and Mastercard. Prior to launching Divido, Christer set up in EMEA, now a billion-dollar Google-backed startup.

Johan Nord has been the Chief Commercial Officer at Trustly since 2015. Formerly a Director at Société Générale Corporate and Investment banking department, Johan has 10 years of international experience in strategy consulting, private equity and banking, focusing on Nordic and UK financial services sectors.

Moderator of the event is Michal Gromek, International Fintech Training Facilitator. He has extensive experience within fintech as the current chairman of the board for and previously Head of International Financial Services at He is also a frequent speaker and author on the topic of fintech and recently launched the Stockholm FinTech Report 2018 and was co-author of the book The Rise and Development of Fintech.

Booking Information

The Financial Forum takes place 27 April 14:00-16:30. In the evening the annual SCC Spring Event will take placePlease note that you can book the events separately or together. If you wish to attend both we offer special packages.

Member Packages
MP1: Financial Forum only, £20
MP2: Financial Forum + individual ticket to the SCC Spring Event, £150

Please note that you will need to type in the package you wish to book in the "Dietary Requirements/Comments" section of the booking form by e.g. quoting "MP1".

Table tickets for the SCC Spring Event are to be booked by sending an email to or calling the Events Manager Anna Ericsson, +44 (0)20 3757 6583.

Table tickets for Members are £1,900 for 10 guests. The table ticket for Members also include free entrance to the Financial Forum. 

Tickets to the SCC Spring Event are fully refundable to and including 5 April 2018. After this date, non-refundable, but at the discretion of the organiser you can change the name of the persons attending.

The SCC Spring Event has traditionally only been for SCC Members but if you are a non-Member and wish to attend, please send an enquiry to 


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