No festival is complete without a beer, so in 2018 we sourced the finest craft beers both locally and around the UK. The fintech community can take advantage of an unrivalled networking experience while enjoying both AI beers created especially for them and those developed by local breweries.

Watch this space for additional beer announcements as our community of craft beer engineers grows in 2019.

FinTECHTalents AI Beer - created by Intelligent Layer

Exploring the intersection of AI and design, we're formulating our very own festival beer - with the help of Intelligent Layer and the fintech community. Intelligent Layer will be showcasing the role technology can play in bringing personalisation to life through the creation of the FinTECHTalents beer.

Our community will be able to submit their beer preferences to the team at Intelligent Layer so that they can crunch the data and create a beer that delights the taste buds. Forget peer to peer, this is peer to beer - we haven't been this excited since bitcoin was worth a pound!

Howling Hops - created in Hackney

Howling Hops was established in 2011 by Peter Holt, whose dream it was to brew beer in the tiniest space in the UK, under the Cock Tavern in Hackney.

Since brewing and perfecting over 100 recipes on their 4-barrel kit (where unless you were a brewer under 5'9", you couldn't physically brew here), Howling Hops has gone from strength to strength brewing from its new pad in Hackney Wick, where you can sample some of the finest brews this side of Ouagadougou from their Tank Bar (the first of it's kind in the UK!). Having been voted one of the top ten beers in London by The Independent, it's sure to be a hit with the fintech ecosystem.

CRATE - one of a kind

CRATE is Hackney Wick’s first craft brewery and pizzeria, situated canal-side in a former print factory.

Built, owned and operated by locals, their converted industrial interior is one of a kind and has been crafted with reclaimed materials from around the Wick. Since launching in late July 2012, CRATE's unique look and delicious offerings have already seen us receive national and international acclaim.

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The conference featured the best of UK and European financial services, fintech & tech. Over 100+ experts and creators will be sharing their knowledge as part of the event.


Companies that shared their story include unblu, AccountScore, Charlie India, Pushfor, YellowDog, DealMatrix, Divido, Be-IQ, RiskInnov, InvestSuite and a special cohort from Barclays Rise.


Independent acts from London's vibrant music scene performed on the acoustic stage.


Delegates sampled the finest craft beers both locally and around the UK, including AI brews created especially for the fintech community.


Trade Ledger launched a Code Challenge competition aimed at attracting exciting new talent for permanent positions within their UK Innovation Lab & training in Sydney.


The FinTECHTalents squad of Secret Shoppers evaluated our fantastic group of fintech story-tellers and announced their festival faves.


Join our community of dreamers and doers and help build the future of financial services with the upcoming Finastra Hackathon.


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