Virgin Money Lounge Glasgow, Glasgow


How to Start and Scale a FinTech Business in 2019

For 50 years, Virgin has been starting businesses with a common purpose; to change business for good. We want to share our decades of experience with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Virgin StartUp a proud to be a founding partner on the Government's new FinTech Aliance, which brings the global FinTech ecosystem together to explore, engage and do business. Launched in June this year, the Alliance gives the millions of people who work in the fintech industry a hub to access a range of services, advice and mentoring as well as allowing organisations to build their networks and hire the right talent.

At Virgin StartUp, we have a track record of supporting the fintech community, helping innovative start-ups like Sustainably – a hassle-free fundraising app that rounds up your shopping to the nearest pound, giving the change to your chosen charity.

To celebrate the launch of the FinTech Alliance, we're hosting a MeetUp in Glasgow to talk all things FinTech. Come and join a host of inspiration speakers and networking with other fellow entrepreneurs in the area.


Phil Grady from Castlight is speaking at our Glasgow MeetUp


Phil Grady, Castlight

Phil’s impressive track record in developing and growing businesses across the media and financial sectors, has been integral to Castlight launching their financial products and positioning them as market leaders within just two years. As a former senior executive with Grant Thornton and chief operating officer of Creditfix, which is now the largest insolvency practitioner in the UK, Phil was instrumental in developing and driving the strategy that shaped these businesses into industry leaders. Castlight provide financial retailers with a range of tools that aim to enhance the way they do business with their customers, by translating account information into real-time insight and blending those with credit reference data to show the customers income and expenditure and affordability position, that is enhanced by behavioural insight to support customer on-boarding and decisioning, ongoing customer value management and portfolio monitoring activities.


Loral Quinn from Sustainably Speaking at our MeetUp in Glasgow



Loral and Eishel Quinn are mother and daughter co-founders of Sustainably, a fintech for social good platform that makes doing good frictionless for consumers and brands as part of everyday life. Loral was head of digital strategy and marketing for a FTSE100 investment company, where she set up the global digital team and helped scale the business from 6 to 30 countries in 10 years. Eishel created the Sustainably brand and the UX for the product, and has a background in ethical and organic retail, most recently working with Neal’s Yard remedies.

Stephen Indledew FinTech Scotland CEO is speaking at our MeetUp event in Glasgow


Stephen Ingledew

Stephen has years of experience in the financial sector where he focussed on implementing customer focused and technology enabled initiatives.
He previously worked as senior executive for companies such as Standard Life and Barclays as well as small innovative financial enterprises.

Stephen has also occupied a number of non-executive director roles in his career including with Scottish Financial Enterprise; The Institute of Financial Services; The Chartered Insurance Institute and The Financial Services Authority.
He is a frequent author of articles and regular presenter at major global events on subjects ranging from customer strategy and execution, fintech and insurtech innovation as well as business change leadership.



18:00 - 18:30 : Arrival

18:30 - 19:15 : Speakers

19:15 - 20:00 : Q&A

20:00 - 20:30 : Networking




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