Can FinTech empower us in uncertain financial times?
FinTech promises greater control for users, but how much can this technology really level the playing field during turbulent financial times?
This webinar will explore what support FinTech can offer individuals and businesses in the current cost-of-living crisis, the challenges and opportunities of using this tech in a volatile economy, and how financial technology could revolutionise the way you access your money in the future. Our all alumni panel includes host and Co-Director of the Gillmore Centre Matt Hanmer, CEO of Sprive Jinesh Vohra, Head of Sales for YouLend Emmeline Cockshutt, and Co-Founder of Fingo James Da Costa.
A Q&A will make up part of the webinar, so please submit your questions for our expert panellists. A recording of the event will be made available shortly afterwards, and all those who register will receive a link to the recording by email.
Matt Hanmer (MBA, 2010) - Honorary Research Fellow - Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology
Matt is an experienced and high-profile general manager in the payments community with 25 years in product & commercial leadership roles at major global banks, and most recently Global Product Director at Mastercard. Key contributor to many critical industry developments in Banktech and Paytech which allowed these segments to become some of the most innovative in the FinTech sector.Matt founded the Warwick Finance Network and has been an Advisory Board Member at Warwick Business School since 2016. He was appointed an Associate Fellow in 2016 and an Honorary Research Fellow in 2022 where he has directed the establishment of the Gillmore Centre for Financial TechnologyLink opens in a new window.
Jinesh Vohra (BSc Economics, 2005) - CEO and Founder, Sprive
Jinesh is the CEO and founder of award winning FinTech app, Sprive which helps homeowners in the UK become mortgage free, faster. Jinesh started Sprive, after having paid off his own mortgage which inspired him to help others do the same. The app helps its users automatically chip away at their mortgage by making regular overpayments to their lender based on their goals and spending.Prior to Sprive, he spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs; managing global teams within Operations with a focus on effective execution, strategy and designing technology solutions. In addition, he has expertise in Operational Risk – Framework, Cyber, GDPR, Resilience.
Emmeline Cockshutt (BA English Literature, 2017) - Head of Sales, YouLend
Since graduating from Warwick, Emmeline has gone on to work for two high growth FinTech companies in their early stages, both in the lending industry and focused on providing finance for SME's. Emmeline started her career at Funding Circle, working there both before, during and after the IPO. In May 2021, she joined FinTech company, YouLend, to head up the Sales team. YouLend offers embedded finance solutions for companies such as eBay & JustEat, funding over 40,000 businesses to date.
James da Costa (BSc Economics with Study Abroad, 2017) - Co-founder & COO, Fingo
James is Co-Founder & COO at Fingo, the first pan-African digital bank designed for Africa’s youth, reducing transfer fees and giving access to a range of financial services. In May 2023, Fingo launched its neobank, developed in collaboration with Pan-African financial institution Ecobank. Fingo is backed by start-up accelerator Y Combinator and recently announced their $4m USD Seed round after onboarding their first 20,000 customers.Prior to Fingo, James was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in London focused on corporate business building and advanced analytics in financial services. James is a Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT Innovator Under 35, and Gates Foundation Goalkeeper.