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Podcast: The UK must act now to keep fintech crown – Innovate Finance’s Janine Hirt

Innovate Finance CEO Janine Hirt on the UKTN Podcast to discuss all things UK fintech.

In this week’s UKTN Podcast, Innovate Finance CEO Janine Hirt discusses why Britain has historically shined in fintech, why regulatory clarity in crypto, BNPL and open banking is vital, and what needs to be done to tackle rising financial scams.

Hirt has been with Innovate Finance, the UK fintech industry body, for the past nine years after joining as a community lead in 2015. Hirt then became the group’s ecosystem director, then COO before rising to the rank of chief executive in 2021.

The independent group is responsible for championing the efforts of UK fintech and advising government policy to support the subsector’s growth. Before joining Innovate Finance, Hirt held roles at the think tank Chatham House and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.

Elsewhere in this episode of the UKTN Podcast, Hirt looks at where fintech clusters are in the UK and what she’s hoping to see for the sector in the Spring Budget.

Listen to the full episode here, along with all previous episodes of the UKTN Podcast.

The UKTN Podcast is sponsored by HSBC Innovation Banking, which offers flexible banking solutions for startups, scaleups, growth businesses, investors and those working towards IPO.

Throughout the series, the UKTN Podcast will be speaking to some of the key movers and shakers from UK tech. We’ll learn growth strategies from both seasoned and up-and-coming founders, hear market sentiments from investors, and question policymakers on the decisions impacting the country’s innovation economy.

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