Marc Roberts is the general counsel for German fintech Raisin and the founding president of the European Fintech Association; while the organization launched just last week it has been running in stealth mode since the end of last year and already has attracted 21 members including the six founding members: Moneyfarm, N26, Funding Circle, Finleap, Transferwise and Raisin; as for the goals of the association Roberts told AltFi, “There are topics are being discussed at a European level, and we think our voice has not been heard enough…we want to rectify that”; these topics include cross border financial services, digital identity, consumer protections laws, and anti-money laundering; often times these issues have a national approach with little coordination across borders. AltFi.
Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.