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Three trends driving FinTechs' new era

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Contributors: Michael Leggo, Lucy Demery, Maarten van Rossum, Gary Katz

FinTechs are evolving. As regulators open up instant payment schemes to global flows, new business opportunities are emerging. M&A is on an upswing and IPOs could be set for recovery as the industry’s fundamentals improve. Treasury is stepping up to provide strategic support to the business, embracing a fresh mindset – including becoming a profit centre–and deploying new tech such as AI.

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Contributors: Michael Leggo, Lucy Demery, Maarten van Rossum, Gary Katz

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About the experts

Michael Leggo

Head of FinTech UK, International Corporate Banking

Michael Leggo is a Managing Director and Head of UK FinTech, International Corporate Banking at Barclays, based in London. Michael joined Barclays in 2008 and prior to leading our Fintech business was Co-Head of UK Industrials Coverage. Throughout his time at the firm, he has focused on the global treasury relationships & capital deployment to clients. He is currently responsible for delivering the Barclays platform to our FinTech client base.

Lucy Demery

Managing Director FinTech Financial Institutions Group EMEA

Lucy Demery is a Managing Director, responsible for FinTech Investment Banking, based in London. Prior to joining Barclays, she was Global Head of FinTech Banking at Standard Chartered Bank where she played a leading role in defining and developing strategic partnerships with FinTech clients and investors across the bank. Lucy grew up in Hong Kong, graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia University, where she was a Kent Scholar.

Maarten van Rossum

Head of Global FIG Sales

Maarten van Rossum is the Head of Global FI Cash Sales at Barclays, based in Amsterdam. In his current role, he leads a global team of cash sales specialist covering the Financial Institutions and FinTech client segments. In addition to his position at Barclays, Maarten holds advisory roles at several industry bodies covering the international payments market. He is a member of the Advisory Group on Market Infrastructure for Payments (AMI-Pay) at the European Central Bank, a forum for the exchange of views on developments in payments. He serves on the TARGET Workgroup at the European Banking Federation and was a founding member of the Swift workgroup that developed the new GPI standard for cross-border payments.

Gary Katz

Global Head of PayTech and Integrated Platforms

Gary Katz is Managing Director and Global Head of PayTech in Investment Banking. Gary is based in New York and has over 20 years of industry experience and has worked on mergers and acquisitions, equity and leverage transactions across a wide range of Technology clients including Payments and Financial Technology. Prior to joining Barclays, Gary was at Credit Suisse for 15 years, where he led their FinTech and Payments Technology Investment Banking business globally.

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