Leaders in Lending - Innovation & Regulation
  • Time: 8.00AM - 10.00AM
  • Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
  • Location: 35-41 Folgate St · London

We are delighted to invite you to Broadgate Search and Lending Standard Board's 'Leaders in Lending - Innovation & Regulation' panel discussion. On the morning of 15th May 2019, we are hosting a panel debate and live Q&A focusing on the lending sector. We will be providing complimentary food and drinks as well as the opportunity to network with market leading experts.

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Speakers include:

Adrian McCarthy - Chair

Chris Pond - Host

Dave Pickering – LSB CEO

Zitah McMillan – Zopa NED, ex-CEO Dollar Financial and business founder

Robert Ashton – CEO Account Technologies


All proceeds we will be donating to the incredible charity Alzheimer's Society.

Event Itinerary:
8:00 – 8.30 – Guests arrive, breakfast and drinks provided with networking
8:30 – 9:30 – Panel discussion with live Q&A (slido app)
9:30 – 10:00 – Networking

Adrian McCarthy

Adrian’s career has included roles as Group Customer Development Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Litigation Partner at Dentons solicitors, IT & Operations Director in the Lloyd’s of London Insurance Market, and as a Fintech Supervisor at the Dubai Financial Services Authority, specialising in the policy design, implementation, delivery and operation of its Regulatory Sandbox.

Dave Pickering
Dave joined the LSB in July 2013 as Compliance Director and is now Chief Executive. Dave’s main responsibility is to lead the LSB, implementing the strategy and ensuring delivery of its objectives. This includes extending the reach of the Standards, increasing the number of registered firms and delivering the oversight strategy, with the focus on good consumer outcomes.

Dave was instrumental in enabling debt collection and debt purchase firms to become registered and oversaw the transition from the Lending Code to the Standards of Lending Practice. Following the launch of the personal Standards in July 2016, Dave’s first major initiative as CEO was delivery of the business Standards, which launched in March 2017, covering lending to SMEs up to £6.5m turnover. The focus since then has been on establishing the LSB as the home of self-regulation for financial services through extension of the LSB’s remit beyond lending.

Prior to joining the LSB, Dave spent 24 years at Nationwide Building Society where he held a number of senior positions in internal audit and latterly in compliance.

Robert Ashton
Rob is the CEO of Account Technologies, which offers consumers credit and other financial services. Early on, Rob saw the potential for innovation and disruption in this industry, by improving the technology for the provision of credit. Building automated affordability algorithms for income and expenditure assessments, together with smooth customer journeys, Account Technologies has been a key disruptor of the market.

With over £1bn of credit extended through two alternative overdraft products in the market: SafetyNetCredit and Tappily. Account technologies develops bespoke technology and data science to deliver insightful and intelligent outcomes: machine learning scorecards, better identification of consumer vulnerability, and proactive management of consumer and conduct risk.

Rob also bridges consumer credit with the new world of PSD2 and Open Banking, in which Account Technologies takes a leading position. Instrumental in improving the ecosystem, he engages the Fintech community, regulators such as the FCA and the EBA, and joins debates, consultations and expert round tables.

Before Account Technologies Rob graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Warwick, he worked for Capital One and DFC Global with experience across almost every credit discipline. He is also on the Board of the CCTA, an association for consumer credit providers in the UK.

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