FFECON19: Mindful Financial Crime Prevention in a Digitally Enabled World

27th November 2019. 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Originally described as “disrupters” of the financial services sector, FinTechs are increasingly playing a significant role within the financial crime prevention community. The tools developed and harnessed by FinTechs have also showcased how innovative technology can be harnessed to detect illicit actors. FinTechs are clearly no longer the “new kids on the block”!

As the FinTech sector continues to evolve and grow, so too will the financial crime risks they face, along with increasing demands placed on their compliance staff.  How will FinTechs successfully navigate this next stage?

This year’s FFE conference will look at how FinTechs are taking on these challenges, where they’ve succeeded and – in some instances – where they wished they had done things differently.  This year’s event will also incorporate a broader look at financial crime prevention and consider emerging financial threats and the need for nimble tactics to address them.

The FinTech industry has prided itself on its “customer experience” focus. We’ll be exploring this further by considering the ethical use of data, the causes of crime and those who are impacted by it. Is it possible to take a “mindful” approach towards financial crime prevention? Join us on the 27th of November and find out.

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The FinTech FinCrime Exchange (FFE), a free members forum, brings together a global network of over 80+ FinTechs to collaborate on best practices in financial crime risk management.  By sharing information on criminal typologies and controls, FFE members help to strengthen the sector’s ability to detect and counter the global threat of financial crime, including money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption and tax evasion.

The FFE was established in the UK in January 2017 by FINTRAIL and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and its members meet monthly to discuss these topics and share information and insight on an ongoing basis. The FFE produces quarterly white papers on financial crime topics relevant to its members and stakeholders in law enforcement, the government and the financial services sector.

The global scope of financial crime and the shared threats faced by all major FinTech hubs particularly underscore the need for a global FFE network, which will give its members not only a trusted place to exchange information, but also access to an increasingly far-reaching network of resources and perspectives.

The FFE USA has hosted the following organisations:



The FFE is proud to have signed up to the FinTech Parity Pledge to ensure we continue to have parity in our speakers! The great news is we already have an almost 50/50 split between male and female speakers, but we're keen to do our bit to encourage this and promote diversity in FinTech.

You can get a taster of some of our FFE events here: