Despite the delay to the UK’s easing of lockdown, Fintech Week London, a hybrid event scheduled for 12-16th July will take place with its planned programme of physical and virtual sessions.

Speaking via the event website following the UK government’s announcement of lockdown easing delays, organisers have said that the event will go ahead as planned with physical venues operating at the planned 50% capacity to facilitate social distancing measures.

The event is set to be one of the first in-person events of its kind since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and it will be live streamed online for guests unable to attend in person.

The event programme will see industry stakeholders come together to discuss topics including sustanablde banking, cryptocurrency, big tech and digital identity.

The event will be opened at Barclays Rise in London by author and commentator, Chris Skinner who will discuss the future of fintech and emerging trends.

The full week of events will also visit Level39 and Q Shoreditch and include an industry party in addition to the Open Banking Expo Awards ceremony.

Raf De Kimpe, CEO of Fintech Week London, said: “We have been blown away by the interest and support that we have received from the Fintech industry in London and internationally.

“Over the course of five days, we will welcome over 2,000 executives from high-street banks, digital challengers, technology giants, and new disruptors. Fintech Week London will host many of these industry leaders in person for the first time in so long, and we can’t wait to hear the fantastic discussions that will undoubtedly emerge. London still sits at the centre of global Fintech, and we can clearly see the evidence of this as our event draws closer.”