Fintech conference, LendIt Europe has confirmed its key note speakers for this years’ event. More than 120 speakers will take to the stage with expertise spanning banking, lending, technology and regulation.

The two-day conference will offer a combination of keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and LendIt’s “PitchIt” competition, where eight of the best startups in fintech will have the opportunity to pitch their business to some of the biggest VCs in the industry.

Keynote speeches will be covering a variety of topics, from the future of online lending and its role in fintech, to how banks are approaching the new connected world, while the interactive panel discussions will span investing in Europe, and the future of fintech partnerships.

The conference’s extensive speaker line-up includes:

  • Anne Boden, CEO and Founder of Starling Bank, Starling Bank is one of the leading digital and mobile-only banks in the UK. Boden has more than 30 years’ experience in banking and has been working on the idea for Starling since 2004. She will be speaking on our keynote panel looking at the digitisation of finance, and how customer expectations are changing. She will provide her perspective on the different expectations younger customers have when it comes to banking.
  • Jaidev Janadarna, CEO of Zopa, Janadarna built his extensive knowledge of the lending landscape with more than ten years at Capital One. He has since been at the helm of Zopa, the world’s first peer-to-peer lending service, for the last four years, taking the original peer-to-peer lending startup from strength to strength.

Peter Renton, Chairman & Co-Founder of LendIt Conference saaid “The speakers who’ll be leading the talks at LendIt this year offer a phenomenal range of expertise in a variety of different industries within the fintech space. The speeches will cover some of the most critical issues for fintech, at a time when we’re seeing plenty of change within the sector as a whole.”


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