Lights! Camera! Action! Demo Videos from FinovateEurope Now Available


The best way to fully appreciate a Finovate conference is to attend one of our shows in person (our upcoming conference in April is your next opportunity, by the way). But our video archive is easily the next best thing. We’ve just added all 71 of the demo videos from our most recent event from February, FinovateEurope. So whether you are checking out our demo videos for the first time or have been waiting on the edge of your seat for another look at your favorite FinovateEurope 2017 technology, we’ve got you covered.

To begin, here are the demo videos from this year’s FinovateEurope Best of Show winners: Backbase, CREALOGIX, Dorsum, eToro, Memento, SaleMove, and Tink.








As always, thanks to all the companies that demonstrated their technologies live on stage at FinovateEurope 2017. We’ll see you next year!

FinovateEurope 2017 in the Press


Last week was quite a rush– seeing all of the new fintech ideas on stage at FinovateEurope and meeting the teams behind the innovations really has us excited about the future of fintech. The 71 companies from across the globe that took the stage to demo their newest technology gave the press, media, and analysts plenty to talk about (and the audience a lot to tweet about).

Hotwire_FelicityHudsonFelicity Hudson (pictured), Head of Hotwire PR’s FinTech practice contributed a piece about FinovateEurope this year:

“Great, Exciting, Fab, Impressive, Cool, Smart, Fab, Delight, Proud – are just some of the most popular words to appear in the 4,620 tweets around this year’s event in London. After ‘great’ and ‘#fintech’, the next most talked topic was PSD2, reflecting the amount of debate this upcoming regulation is stirring up. The general consensus from this audience is that this major legislative shift represents an opportunity, rather than a threat for banks.”

Hudson continued with an analysis of the event based on Twitter:

“Digging deeper into hashtag usage, and we see blockchain, IoT, biometrics, and regtech all appear in the top 10 most common topics. These have been talking points within the industry for a little while, though applications are now beginning to move out of the ‘lab’ and into the real-world – a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. While the regulatory environment for financial services is often viewed as a barrier to creativity, agility and innovation, you only have to look at PSD2 to see an example of legislation as a powerful enabler.

The blushing emoji smiley face seemed to capture the emotion for most – with 80 posts featuring this little grin. Oh, and then the piggy bank and snout (30 each) – with lots of love for @WorldlineGlobal and the talking piggybank, particularly from the Meniga team.”

In addition to Hudson’s contribution, here’s a list of press coverage that has rolled in so far. We’ll be updating this post in the coming weeks as additional pieces are published.

American Banker
Moven expands into Europe with U.K. launch
by Bryan Yurcan

Assurance & Banque 2.0
En 2017, ne dites plus “entrée en relation”, mais “onboarding”
by Adrien Pigeot
Bankacılıkta Yüzyılın Güvenlik Uygulaması “Gözünüzü Açın”
9 lutego 2017 r. – to powinieneś wiedzieć dziś rano

Banking Hub
by Dr. Sarah Brockhoff

Banking Technology

Bank Innovation
7 Startups From Finovate Europe That Got Our Attention
by Diana Asatryan

Fintech innovation with a posh accent – interviews from Finovate Europe
by John Best
VASCO demonstrates selfie-based authentication solution at FinovateEurope
by Stephen Mayhew


City A.M.
When fintechs and banks go speed dating
by Lynsey Barber

ITSector demonstra app na Finovate London

Daily Sabah Tech
Turkish banks take off with fintech ventures
by Timur Sirt
Five crazy start-up ideas in FinTech now
by Paul Clarke

eSignLive blog
Using Mobile as an Upselling Channel in Financial Services
by Rahim Kaba

Financial IT

Financial Post
As one of few senior women in technology, Janice Diner pays it forward
by Suzanne Wintrob
Yapı Kredi, Göz Id Uygulamasını Finovate Europe’da Anlattı

Find Biometrics
Worldcore Adds BioID Facial Recognition to Platform

Fintech Finance

The Fintech Times
The FINOVATE Europe showcased the best financial innovations
by Kate Shcheglova


FS Tech
FinovateEurope 2017 – winners announced
by Chris Lemmon

Önce CEO’yu gözünden tanıdı

Fintech – hrozba, nebo příležitost pro banky?
by Marek Miler and Adéla Skoupá

IT Reseller
Crealogix gewinnt Award mit VR-Banking-Anwendung

Leveris blog

LinkedIn Pulse
Fintechs are coming of age – my review of Finovate London 2017
by Michael Hilbert

Mapa Finance

Memento blog
Memento – Best of Show at Finovate

modeFinance blog
modeFinance on stage at the Finovate European conference
Polska firma pojechała do Londynu podbić serca światowych finansów. To już kolejny raz. Teraz bank ma być jak Facebook
by Agata Kołodziej

El Mundo
Tras Siri y Alexa, tu nuevo ‘chatbot’ será financiero
by Nerea Castro
Das sind die Gewinner der Finovate-Europe-Awards
by David Kiler

Nostrum Group blog
Finovate Europe 2017

OCTO blog
Finovate Europe 2017 : our first impressions
by Adrien Pigeot, Svetlana Baranov, Samuel Brunard

Moven Unveils ‘Easy’ Financial App at FinovateEurope

Private Banker
Collaboration Over Disruption the Key Theme for WealthTech at FinovateEurope 2017 (subscription content)
by John Schaffer

Puls Biznesu
Comarch wprowadził Myrę na salony
by Mariusz Gawrychowski

Retail Banker
FinovateEurope 2017: Three Ways Fintech Could Replace You
by Patrick Brusnahan

RFi Group
The latest and greatest at Finovate Europe

Fintechy na fali cyfrowej transformacji banków
by Robert Stanikowski and Łukasz Rey

Social Geek
STARTUPS La app para el control financiero ‘Moven’ acaba de realizar su lanzamiento en Reino Unido
by Stiven Cartagena

Trustly blog
Finovate 2017: Trustly demos its newest payment innovation

Zainwestujesz nawet za kierownicą. Nowa polska aplikacja

FinovateEurope 2017: have fintech startups matured?
by Billy Bambrough

Yahoo Finance
Worldcore Payment Institution Teams Up With BioID and Presents Face Recognition Authentication at FinovateEurope 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended, contributed, and braved the Finovate stage. Have a press piece from FinovateEurope you’d like us to add to this piece? Please email the link to and we’ll include it.

We’ll see you at next year’s event!

Playing Fintech Tinder

What happens when you give fintech nerds a healthy dose of wine and cocktails over the course of 4 hours?

You get honest opinions about what is new and next in fintech. This is exactly what we did last Wednesday night after the 71 presenting companies had finished unveiling their newest technologies at FinovateEurope in London last week.

At the fintech cocktail club, we played a scientific game of Hot or Not (if you’re younger than 30, think of it as Fintech Tinder). The game was simple; we pitched a list of 11 fintech topics, ranging from flaming hot to icy cold, to the group of booze-sipping fintech-ers.

The audience, which was filled with 30+ folks from the fintech community, gave their feedback about each trend via a shouting match. We recorded their cocktail-fueled opinions and here’s how things played out:

The hot

  • Regtech
    Rank: blistering lava hot
    This topic received the most positive feedback and was by far the hottest trend of the night.
  • Open Banking
    Rank: scorching hot
    Of the 11 contenting trends, this ranked second. Considering the audience, this is not surprising. Given the pending PSD2 regulation in Europe, almost half of the technology we saw on stage at FinovateEurope had some sort of PSD2 compliance element.
  • AI
    Rank: red hot
    This topic landed in the top three hottest topics of the night, but having just come from FinovateEurope and seeing the number of successful AI solutions on stage, I expected it to rank a bit higher.
  • Insuretech
    Rank: balmy
    This field has been around for a few years and has been slow to build up steam. The fintech-ers at the cocktail club deemed it hot, but I would have expected a more confident response from the audience.

The not

  • P2P lending
    Rank: frozen tundra
    According to the fintech-ers in the audience, P2P lending is ice cold! I’ll confess we planted this one on the list to intentionally give the audience a reason to heckle us. While I personally love the high returns I get from my P2P lending account at Prosper (complete with portfolio optimization through LendingRobot), I don’t think P2P lending will be trending again until someone creates a fully-fledged P2P-based banking model.
  • Mobile Wallets
    Rank: icy
    This was a close call for the lowest trending topic of the night. The payments industry is flooded with payment applications from brick-and-mortar merchants, technology companies, banks, and card issuers. Perhaps after three years of consolidation, mixed with some enabling technologies (IoT and AI, anyone?), this will rise back up as a trend.
  • Algorithmic-based investing (roboadvisory)
    Rank: chilly
    The industry is currently overwhelmed with wealthtech solutions and so people are beginning to look toward consolidation, not expansion. Also, there’s a moral feeling that more resources should be invested into solutions that support the underbanked and underprivileged.
  • Biometric authentication
    Rank: cool
    As with the wealthtech sector, biometric authentication has had a lot of new players enter into the market since it first appeared circa 2013. In my opinion, biometric authentication will be relevant as long as it is providing a seamless way to stop fraudulent attacks. The audience, however, seemed to be jaded about the technology.

The ?

  • Real Estate/ Mortgagetech
    This was the biggest wild card of the night. I was eager to hear the audiences’ thoughts, but instead of noisy opinions I heard silence, followed by someone asking, “is that a thing?” Perhaps this is more relevant in the U.S. Keep an eye out for a blog post about this– I’ll be summarizing this sector in a bit more detail (and yes, it is a thing!).
  • Neo-banks/ challenger banks
    There were a number of representatives from challenger banks in the room, so those folks were quick to deem this a hot trend. However, most of the audience was uncertain, and a small number very confidently voted that challenger banks are not a trend.
  • Blockchain
    I was surprised at the lukewarm response to this one. The audience was split fairly evenly on the vote, but perhaps some folks were confusing blockchain with bitcoin.

As expected, this opinionated group had other thoughts about this list of trends. Sam O’Connor, CEO at Monizo, said, “Business banking is so hot right now. Consumer banking disrupters have paved the way, but small and micro businesses have much bigger money problems than consumers. And banks are just ignoring them. In the future your business account will help with tax, getting paid and keeping records. It will change everything.”

I also spoke a representative from a large, London-based bank who thought that biometrics should be divided into multiple groups. He said that facial and voice recognition biometrics are dated and that behavioral biometrics are the new and next thing that banks should be looking for this year.

Obviously since this discourse took place in London, many of peoples’ opinions were geographically-specific. I can’t wait to play it again with the audience at FinovateSpring. If you’ve already purchased your ticket, register today to get ready!

Side-note: a huge thanks to our gracious hosts Lisa Moyle, Liz Lumley, and Richard Maton for lending us their audience and fueling us with cocktails!

FinovateEurope 2017: Tweetspotting

Twitterlogo_lightblueWith more than one wit referring to the new President of the United States as the “Tweeter in Chief,” it is clear that the Age of Trump means one thing if nothing else: time to up your Twitter game.

While the majority of the action at Finovate conferences takes place on stage or in the networking hall, our live Twitter feed @Finovate is often an attraction in and of itself. Curious what the hot trends are in fintech heading into FinovateEurope? Our Twitter audience has you covered. Got a sharp observation or spontaneous insight on a company’s technology midway through its live demonstration? No better place than Twitter to share it. Wondering if startup ABC has an inside track to a Best of Show award? A quick heat check on Twitter can tip you off to likely frontrunners and crowd-favorites.

And, of course, if you can’t be at our conference live and in person, there’s no better way to follow the action than via our @Finovate live Twitter feed. This year’s FinovateEurope tweets are a mix of live and remote viewpoints – including many in languages other than English – all asking questions, praising impressive performances, and encouraging our presenting companies to show us (not tell us) how their solutions will solve some of our most persistent problems when it comes to everything from authentication and e-commerce to payments and wealth management.

This year, our Twitter coverage is complimented by the observations of frequent Finovate sponsor, Hotwire. Felicity Hudson (pictured), Head of Hotwire’s Fintech practice, kept a sharp eye on #Finovate over the two days of the conference and here’s what she saw:

Hotwire_FelicityHudsonGreat. Exciting, Fab, Impressive, Cool, Smart, Delight, Proud … are some of the most popular words to appear in the 4,620 tweets around this year’s event in London. After ‘great’ and ‘#fintech’, the next most talked topic was PSD2, reflecting the amount of debate this upcoming regulation is stirring up. The general consensus from this audience is that this major legislative shift represents an opportunity, rather than a threat for banks.

The top Tweeters over the few days were Global Data Financial and Finovate, followed by brands including EarlyBird, Meniga, Wealthify, and Memento Payments, with the latter going on to win a Best of Show award. The most prolific tweeter was Private Banker reporter John Schaffer, with Robby Hilkowitz taking the investor crown. And the most vocal publication? FinTech Futures.

And with that, let’s take a look at some tweets from the week.

























FinovateEurope 2017 Best of Show Winners Announced


After two days of live demonstrations of some of the most novel innovations in fintech, our FinovateEurope audience has made its voice heard as to which technologies represent the Best of Show.

This year’s award winners are a fascinating mix of Finovate veterans like Backbase, eToro, SaleMove, and Tink, all of whom have been honored with Best of Show trophies in the past, as well as newcomers like Dorsum and Memento, which accompanied their Finovate debuts with Best of Show awards of their own. And how fun is it to celebrate a company like CREALOGIX, a Finovate alum since 2011, that picked up its very first Best of Show honors this week?

A hearty congratulations to all seven of FinovateEurope 2017’s Best of Show winners – and to all of the companies that demonstrated their technologies at our London conference this year. From artificial intelligence and chatbots to technologies that make it easier for us to earn, save, and invest, yours are the innovations that remind us how valuable the relationship between finance and technology can be.

Backbase---Hi-ResBackbase for showing how artificial intelligence and PSD2 can turn a mobile app into a smart virtual assistant.

CREALOGIXCREALOGIX for its predictive banking in virtual reality technology that transcends complex interfaces to provide a user experience that accommodates emotion, creativity, and logic when it comes to making financial decisions.

Dorsum_logo_2016_cmykDorsum for its chatbot factory and botboarding platform that creates chatbots that combine human-like, natural language communication with traditional customer data collection and profiling.

eToro_Logo_VectoreToro for its worldwide social trading network of more than five million members that makes the trading and investing environment more social, more enjoyable, and more transparent.


Memento-LogoMemento for its Bank-to-Social Relationship platform and next generation mobile money app that helps banks deepen engagement with current customers and better attract and acquire new customers, as well.

SaleMoveSaleMove for its Engagement Platform that enables FIs and other companies to communicate with online visitors via chat and dual-cursor guided cobrowsing, as well as video and voice.

Tink_LogoTink for its independent, consumer PFM app that brings together aggregation, account information, and payment initiation services to provide a truly PSD2-compliant, virtual bank experience.

We had a great time this year at FinovateEurope and hope you enjoyed getting to know our presenting companies and the unique ways they leverage technology to solve problems. Thanks and gratitude to all of our sponsors, partners, presenters, and – of course – our attendees, for making this celebration of financial technology possible. We’ll see you next year!

Notes on methodology:
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during each day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their three favorites.
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: “Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed.”
4. The six companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named “Best of Show.”
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners through 2014. Best of Show winners from our 2015 and 2016 conferences are below:
FinovateEurope 2015
FinovateSpring 2015
FinovateFall 2015
FinovateEurope 2016
FinovateSpring 2016
FinovateFall 2016
FinovateAsia 2016

Welcome to FinovateEurope 2017: Day 2

Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 1.37.56 AMLeveris demoing its lending platform on the first day of FinovateEurope 2017 (photo credit: Paul Brennan ‏@paulbrennan_3)

Yesterday’s demos sure gave us something to Tweet about, and we’re back at Old Billingsgate Market Hall for another round of fintech fun!

Day two of FinovateEurope is packed with more fintech. If you weren’t able to make it yesterday but want to drop in today, we have special one-day tickets available (ask at the registration desk).

Here’s today’s lineup:

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Intermission & refreshments

10:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Lunch 12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Best of Show winners will be announced at 4:15

2:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking, open bar & appetizers

Thanks to everyone who attended and braved the Finovate stage to present their very biggest and brightest fintech innovations! We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

All demo videos will be available for free in a few weeks in our video archives.

Welcome to Day One of FinovateEurope 2017


Fintech’s first great event of 2017 is here! FinovateEurope starts today and after a busy morning, noon, and night of rehearsals, we are looking forward to two days of live demonstrations from some of financial technology’s most accomplished and ambitious.

Day One features 40 companies from around the world specializing in technologies ranging from behavioral biometric authentication and digital banking to artificial intelligence and wealth management. Make no mistake: if you’re looking to measure the pulse of fintech innovation in 2017, we can’t think of a better place to be than Old Billingsgate Market Hall this week for FinovateEurope. So pick up your ticket today if you don’t already have one and join hundreds of your fellow fintech fans in London as we celebrate our seventh event here in the U.K.

Here is the lineup for today.

Registration begins at 8am

8am to 8:45am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45am to 10:15am:

10:15am to 10:45am: Intermission & Refreshments

10:45am to 12:05pm

12:05pm to 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm to 2:20pm

2:20pm to 2:50pm: Intermission & Refreshments

2:50pm to 4:10pm

4:10pm to 6:15pm: Networking, Open Bar, & Appetizers
Best of Show winners will be announced tomorrow

All demo videos will be available for free in a few weeks in our video archives.

Practicing Perfection Before FinovateEurope 2017


FinovateEurope 2017 is just hours away and that means we’re busy preparing the demos for the 71 presenting companies that will demo their newest technologies over the course of the next two days.

If you don’t have your ticket, there’s still time to register. If you do, here are a few last-minute items to help you prepare.

Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Arrive early to get the perfect seat.
  2. Registration opens at 8:00 AM and the first demo will begin at 8:45 AM in the demo hall at the Old Billingsgate Market (directions).
  3. We’re returning to Old Billingsgate Market Hall in London: 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London EC3R 6DX, UK


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For specific questions, visit our FAQ at the bottom of the event site or email

Fintech’s Latest and Greatest Take to the Stage at FinovateEurope 2017


It’s FinovateEurope time again in England’s capital city. In just a few days, the lights will go up on the Finovate stage and some of the most innovative entrepreneurs, startups, and fintech industry veterans in the world will be on hand to demonstrate their latest technologies live before our audience. We’re looking forward to seeing you Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 and 8. So here are a few informational tidbits to make sure your FinovateEurope experience gets off to a great start.

Get Ready

The good news is that there are still “last-minute” tickets available for purchase. If you were hoping to attend this year’s event, but were afraid that you missed out, then click over to our Registration page and save your spot today.

Get There

FinovateEurope 2017 returns to Old Billingsgate Market Hall on the Thames in London’s financial district. 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX, UK.


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Get In

Registration opens at 8am, with the first demo beginning at 8:45am. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be provided, so come early, grab something to sip and something to nibble, and join us in the main hall.

Get Going

There will be four demo sessions on Tuesday and three demo sessions on Wednesday. Find out about our presenting companies on the FinovateEurope 2017 homepage, then learn a little more about them by checking out our FinovateEurope Sneak Peek series.

And be sure to check out the FinovateEurope 2017 Live Twitter feed @Finovate to read some of the more astute – and occasionally cheeky – insights on the day’s live demonstrations. Please tag your tweets with #Finovate so everyone will be able to find, read, and maybe even retweet your observations, as well.

Questions? We’ve got answers! Check our our FAQ section on the FinovateEurope 2017 website or send us an email

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Infosys Finacle


Blockchain is arguably the greatest disruptor to the global financial system in a generation. Infosys Finacle will present the EdgeVerge Blockchain Solution.


  • A distributed and permissioned ledger that is asset agnostic
  • Open Source Bitcoin stack that supports participant identity assertion
  • Framework to support multiple asset type and smart contracts

Why it’s great
With the EdgeVerge Blockchain Framework, ICICI Bank and Emirates NBD have become the first banks in India and UAE, to complete a pilot blockchain network.


Peter Loop, AVP, Principal Technology Architect
Loop’s experience is of transforming the enterprise system ecosystem. He provides thought leadership on cryptocurrency/blockchain ledger technologies, API management, and cloud migration.


Infosys_LuiSmythLui Smyth, Director of Blockchain Research and Ecosystem Engagement
Smyth most commonly asks questions about finding the business value in emerging technology. He tackles questions such as how customers can make money through technology.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Sentifi


Sentifi, the largest online ecosystem of crowd-sourced experts and influencers in global financial markets, introduces Sentifi Alerts.


  • Discover potential risks or opportunities on any financial asset in real time
  • Customize settings to the topics that matter most
  • Access to over five million financial voices from the crowd

Why it’s great
Sentifi Alerts is the only product on the market integrating the power of five million financial experts with global stock exchanges, delivering notifications on risks and opportunities in real time.


Anders Bally, CEO
With a passion for financial technology and crowd intelligence, Bally has used his 25+ years of experience in global financial markets to connect the world with insights previously unavailable.


Sentifi_AngelineGavinoAngeline Gavino, Business Development and Key Accounts Manager
With 10 years experience at Thomson Reuters in Business Intelligence and Data Analysis, Gavino joined Sentifi in 2016 to connect clients and partners with the power of AI and crowd-intelligence.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Misys

MIsys_homepage_February2017 from Misys is a new platform-as-a-service capability. Banks and third party software developers can use the technology to develop new apps and run those apps in a secure private cloud environment.

Features is the starting point for any organization or individual working in financial services, eg. banks, fintechs, and SIs, to come and build upon trusted financial services solutions.

Why it’s great will be a venue and catalyst for true innovation for the entire financial services community.


Alex Kwiatkowski, Senior Strategist, Banking and Digital Channels
Kwiatkowski performs continuous analysis of global banking to identify the trends which will shape future industry direction from an operational, technological, and regulatory perspective.


Misys_FelixGrevyFelix Grevy, Global Head of Product Management, PaaS
Grevy leads Product Management of, Misys Application PaaS offering, which will power the next generation platform servicing the financial community.