Financial Services

Future of Financial Services Podcast Series

Published on 11th Jul 2023

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This podcast series is inspired by Osborne Clarke's annual Future of Financial Services Week, where we bring into the spotlight some of the most popular and talked about topics in the sector. We will explore the challenges and solutions in the rapidly changing world of finance. You can expect to hear from our experts on digital assets, payments and open finance, data-driven business models, raising capital, attracting and retaining talent, the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation, ESG, and regulatory developments in the sector. 

Episode 1: Reflections on Money 20/20
Osborne Clarke financial services experts discuss the highlights from this year's European fintech conference.

Episode 2:  The FCA's approach to investigations

Rachel Couter, Jeremy Summers and Benedicte Perowne give a brief overview of the FCA's approach to investigations from a criminal perspective and a civil enforcement perspective.

Episode 3: Financial promotions on social media: new UK guidance

Seirian Thomas, Ben Player, Claudia Kasinou and Josh Payne discuss the FCA's guidance consultation, which gives firms a steer when navigating the complex social media landscape to market financial products and services.

Episode 4: Reform to UK consumer credit regime

The government is planning an ambitious overhaul of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Seirian ThomasNikki WordenCharlotte HarrisBen Player discuss where we are in the process, why reform is needed, and what the industry is hoping can be achieved. 

Episode 5: Recent M&A trends in the financial services sector    

Dipika Keen, Louise Grzasko, Tom Try and James Mackay look at hot areas for fintech activity, the impact of higher interest rates, how ESG comes into play and tips for a smooth M&A transaction.

Episode 6:  Financial Services Regulation: 2023 Review and What's Ahead in 2024

Seirian Thomas, Noline Matemera, Paul Harris, Paul Anning, Nikki Worden take a look back at key developments over the past year and look ahead to what's in the pipeline for 2024, touching on payments, cryptoassets, and the Consumer Duty among other topics.

Episode 7:  Osborne Clarke's Future of Financial Services Week 2024

Seirian Thomas, Nikki Worden and Paul Harris discuss Osborne Clarke's upcoming Future of Financial Services Week, which will cover the themes of AI and data, regulation, marketing and ESG, and fundraising. The events kick off on 5 February 2024 – please register online and join us!

Visit our Future of Financial Services Week resource hub to catch-up on all the webinars you missed or enjoy them again here

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