FDATA at Conservative Party Conference


The Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA) organised a debate at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester yesterday, Monday 5th October.

The debate, entitled APIs: The Future of finance and what fintech means for consumers and small businesses and hosted at TechCentral, brought together:

  • Harriet Baldwin MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
  • John Midgley, Head of Government Affairs at Intuit, a member of FDATA
  • Tim Yudin, Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK
  • Eileen Burbidge, Partner at Passion Capital, was due to attend but unfortunately could not.

Andy Maciver, Director at FDATA, was in Manchester and said:

“It was hugely helpful to hear the Minister outlining the Government’s vision to make the UK the world leader in fintech. Open banking and financial data aggregation can play a huge role in that, and we’re delighted to be involved in the Minister’s working group as we work towards that goal.”