Is True Open Banking Achievable?
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/1/2018
When: Thursday, March 1st
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Prosper Marketplace Headquarters
221 Main Street
San Francisco, California  94105
United States

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Is True Open Banking Achievable?

by CFA Society San Francisco, LendItFintech, and Prosper Marketplace

Much has been written regarding technology’s impact on the banking industry. Will technology truly disrupt or merely transform one of the world’s financial institutions? What are the regulatory implications of a transition towards true, open banking? Join a distinguished panel of experts representing different elements of the banking/tech industry, as they attempt to bring clarity to several of the industry’s most relevant questions.

Moderated by:


Peter Renton, Chairman & co-founder, LendItFintech

Peter Renton is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the LendItFintech Conference, the world’s first and largest conference dedicated to the P2P (peer to peer) and online lending industries. He is the Founder of Lend Academy, the leading educational resource for the P2P lending industry and he is a co-founder of NSR Invest, an investment management and analytics business specializing in P2P lending. His blog is the most widely read website about P2P lending and through his writing, interviews and video courses he has helped tens of thousands of people understand this new asset class. He is considered the world’s leading expert on P2P lending and speaks regularly on the topic at industry conferences. He is also the author of The Lending Club Story, the definitive guide to the world’s largest P2P lender. Peter Renton has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Bloomberg, Fortune, NPR, CNN, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of finance blogs and smaller publications.


Eyal Shinar

Eyal Shinar, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Fundbox

Founder and CEO of Fundbox, Eyal is an expert in financial services and technology management. Prior to Fundbox, Eyal served as VP at Battery Ventures, leading projects, and investments in finance, machine learning and SaaS. Eyal graduated from the special program for outstanding students at the Hebrew University with an LLB in Law and an advanced degree in Finance. He earned his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Eyal was recently recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2016 at its Builders + Innovators Summit. Fundbox was named Billion-Dollar Startup To Watch in 2017.


Colin Walsh

Colin Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Varo Money

Colin Walsh is a financial services leader turned entrepreneur, helping consumers improve their financial lives. Building off years of experience leading businesses within global brands in Europe and the US, he has founded Varo, a company that will change the way we bank. Colin is the CEO and Co-founder of Varo Money, Inc. and an advisor to a diverse portfolio of early-stage financial technology start-ups in North America and Europe. Colin is also the former leader of Europe’s largest proprietary credit and charge card business while at American Express and led the UK's largest Mortgages and Savings and high growth cards and payments businesses while MD at Lloyds Banking Group. Colin also worked as a former EVP at Wells Fargo's home lending and consumer credit business. Colin is also active on industry trade bodies and non-profit boards.






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