Oliver Smith

AltFi

Managing Editor

Oliver Smith is Managing Editor at AltFi, covering fintech, crypto and challenger banks. He was previously a Senior Reporter at Forbes and on the founding team of The Memo, London's fastest-growing business and tech publication which was acquired by Forbes in 2018. Winner of the Gold Award at MHP’s 30 To Watch, Oliver is a regular guest on the BBC, Sky News, ITV and Al Jazeera to comment on the latest tech trends. He can be reached on Twitter or at Oliver@AltFi.com

Come and see Oliver Smith speak at the Money Talks: How Nine Years Of Neobanking Changed The World on 7th July 2022

Event Sessions Featuring Oliver Smith


Keynote

Can Open Banking Data Shine A Light On The Rising Cost Of Living?

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2022 - Thursday 16 June 2022


Panel

Open Banking In Action: Creating Game-Changing Applications

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2022 - Thursday 16 June 2022


Panel

Open Banking In Action: Creating Game-Changing Applications

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2022 - Thursday 16 June 2022


Keynote

Can Open Banking Data Shine A Light On The Rising Cost Of Living?

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2022 - Thursday 16 June 2022


Keynote

Is Buy Now, Pay Later Re-shaping The Financial Ecosystem?

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Keynote

AMA With… Anand Sambasivan, CEO, PrimaryBid

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Panel

Overcoming The Challenges Of Challenger Credit Cards

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Panel

Taking On The Challengers: Lessons For Incumbents

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Panel

What Are Europe's Top Fintech VCs Looking For?

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Fireside Chat

AMA With… Richard Davies, CEO, Allica Bank

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Fireside Chat

How Payments Are Saving The World

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Keynote

Opening Fireside Chat With Dan McCrum, Financial Times

AltFi Festival of Finance 2022 - Wednesday 27 April 2022


Panel

Battle At The Checkout: How Buy Now, Pay Later Is Hitting The High Street

AltFi Buy Now, Pay Later Forum 2022 - Tuesday 1 March 2022


Fireside Chat

A Fireside Chat With Alex Marsh, Klarna

AltFi Buy Now, Pay Later Forum 2022 - Tuesday 1 March 2022


Keynote

Data Transparency: Why Data Openness Benefits Everyone

AltFi Buy Now, Pay Later Forum 2022 - Tuesday 1 March 2022


Panel

After The Pandemic: SME Lending

AltFi Lending Forum 2021 - Thursday 4 November 2021

      


Fireside Chat

Banking as a Service... and a Solution

AltFi Lending Forum 2021 - Thursday 4 November 2021

     


Keynote

More Data, More Problems? Solving The Challenges Of Open Finance And Beyond

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2021 - Wednesday 6 October 2021


Keynote

Open Banking In Action: Creating Game-Changing Applications

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2021 - Wednesday 6 October 2021


Keynote

Beyond Open Banking: A New Approach To Affordability

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2021 - Wednesday 6 October 2021


Keynote

Unlocking Open Banking For Wealth

AltFi Digital Wealth Forum 2021 - Wednesday 14 July 2021


Keynote

Creating A European Wealth Champion

AltFi Digital Wealth Forum 2021 - Wednesday 14 July 2021


Keynote

The Pandemic Payments Revolution

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

The Payments Battleground: Change Is Coming

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Panel

Big Banks' Digital Transformation

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

Alternative Lenders & The Post Pandemic Recovery

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

In Conversation With Charles McManus

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Fireside Chat

In Conversation With PrimaryBid's CEO Anand Sambasivan

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

Keynote: Darwin Might Have Had A Point!

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

AltFi Awards & Powerlist Announcement

AltFi Berlin Summit 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019

We reveal the winners of the AltFi Awards 2019 and our inaugural Powerlist 50 ranking.


Fireside Chat

Fireside: Augmentum Fintech

Fintech Investor Forum 2019 - Wednesday 15 May 2019



Articles By Oliver Smith

Crowdcube sees flood of ‘green’ businesses

8th June 2022 | Oliver Smith

Klarna has won over 10% of Irish shoppers

30th May 2022 | Oliver Smith

Exclusive: Funding Options poaches Flagstone CTO

27th April 2022 | Oliver Smith

Ukraine weighs on EstateGuru’s February lending

22nd March 2022 | Oliver Smith

Revolut waives transfer fees for Ukrainian banks

28th February 2022 | Oliver Smith

LHV submits UK banking licence application

25th February 2022 | Oliver Smith

Tide’s UK CEO departs after a year in-post

23rd February 2022 | Oliver Smith

Wise and Klarna drag down Chrysalis NAV by 5.6%

22nd February 2022 | Oliver Smith

UK reaches milestone of 5 million open banking users

18th February 2022 | Oliver Smith

FCA starts to push for buy now, pay later improvements

15th February 2022 | Oliver Smith

ThinCats tops-up coffers with £100m funding line

7th February 2022 | Oliver Smith

Ex-FIS SVP Tom Pope arrives as new Tink UK head

27th January 2022 | Oliver Smith

The fintechs that went out of business in 2021

30th December 2021 | Oliver Smith

AltFi’s 10 most-read stories of 2021: Part 2

23rd December 2021 | Oliver Smith

AltFi’s 10 most-read stories of 2021: Part 1

22nd December 2021 | Oliver Smith

Wombat reaches 200,000 users in time for Christmas

21st December 2021 | Oliver Smith

Australia’s Judo Bank leads Codat launch Down Under

22nd November 2021 | Oliver Smith

Grover launches debit card for German tech renters

3rd November 2021 | Oliver Smith

Unpacking Open Banking in 2021

30th September 2021 | Oliver Smith

Huge UK price cuts for Wise’s international transfers

14th September 2021 | Oliver Smith

Monzo set to reveal buy-now-pay-later feature next week

10th September 2021 | Oliver Smith

Why Atom Bank’s valuation is set to half

12th March 2021 | Oliver Smith

Royal London snaps up Wealth Wizards from LV=

3rd March 2021 | Oliver Smith

Monument has completed its £28m Series A

25th February 2021 | Oliver Smith

Receipt Bank rebrands to Dext as it passes 1m users

24th February 2021 | Oliver Smith

Ecospend secures HMRC’s £3m open banking contract

3rd February 2021 | Oliver Smith

Pensions dashboard launch pushed back again to 2023

6th January 2021 | Oliver Smith

2020 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 2

30th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

2020 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 1

29th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Liberis raises £70m in debt for 2021 growth plans

22nd December 2020 | Oliver Smith

The AltFi team’s Digital Wealth predictions for 2021

22nd December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Digital Wealth: The industry’s predictions for 2021

17th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Our favourite fintech apps of 2020

16th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Open Banking: The firms battling to win in 2021

14th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

2021: A year of challenges or opportunities?

14th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Revenue-based SME lender Outfund raises £37m

8th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Laybuy publishes UK buy-now-pay-later Code of Practice

30th November 2020 | Oliver Smith

10x appoints Trainline and 11:FS duo to executive team

23rd November 2020 | Oliver Smith

Onfido scores rider ID for UK e-scooter operator Voi

16th November 2020 | Oliver Smith

Zopa’s long-awaited credit card is here

28th October 2020 | Oliver Smith

Wirecard UK confirms asset sale to rival Railsbank

1st September 2020 | Oliver Smith

Metro Bank to acquire RateSetter for up to £12m

3rd August 2020 | Oliver Smith

ThinCats opens up CBILS lending to new customers

13th July 2020 | Oliver Smith

Exclusive: Coconut files £5m BCR Pool E bid

8th July 2020 | Oliver Smith

Wirecard: Picking up the pieces

30th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

CrowdProperty reaches £75m lending milestone

17th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

We need a ‘bad bank’ to save fintech lenders

10th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

Open Banking just got its own App Store

9th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

Will Bounce Back Loans come back to bite?

26th May 2020 | Oliver Smith

Get ready for the AltFi Digital Summit 2020

28th April 2020 | Oliver Smith

Monese Review - April 2020

8th April 2020 | Oliver Smith

Ben Brabyn steps down as head of Level39

1st April 2020 | Oliver Smith

Starling confirms Team GB Olympic sponsorship

6th March 2020 | Oliver Smith

Revolut's rocky road to a record raise

25th February 2020 | Oliver Smith

JP Morgan to launch UK digital bank under Chase brand

24th February 2020 | Oliver Smith

How to add AltFi to your company Slack in two steps

30th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Freetrade takes tentative first steps into Europe

24th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Monese lands 2m customers since 2016 launch

22nd January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Stake opens UK beta ahead of full launch in February

16th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

The great push for profit

14th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

The year in quotes: 2019

3rd January 2020 | Oliver Smith

The fintech firms that went out of business in 2019

27th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

2019 In Fintech And Alternative Finance: Part 2

24th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

2019 In Fintech And Alternative Finance: Part 1

23rd December 2019 | Oliver Smith

Iwoca reveals major new office in Leeds

19th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

QuickBooks launches Starling Bank integration for SMEs

18th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

NatWest debuts Tink-powered spending analytics

10th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

Insha takes the crown at AltFi Berlin Pitch Off

21st November 2019 | Oliver Smith

HSBC poised to launch app-only SME bank Kinetic

15th November 2019 | Oliver Smith

5 things not to miss at the AltFi Berlin Summit

6th November 2019 | Oliver Smith

Flux to reach 1m digital receipt milestone by 2020

5th November 2019 | Oliver Smith

Starling Bank launches two-in-one Euro debit card

30th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Wealth Wizards adds retirement planning to its suite

24th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Revolut lands in Asia with Singapore launch

24th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Nodal Labs falls into administration

21st October 2019 | Oliver Smith

DriveWealth enables Nigerian trading platform Chaka

17th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: WealthSimple’s Toby Triebel

16th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Habito unveils ‘express’ mortgage cash advances

15th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Curve opens Bristol office in UK hiring drive

11th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Nutmeg posts extra losses in 2018 of nearly £20m

8th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Santander UK overhauls legacy systems with nCino

27th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Starling Bank unveils online banking portal for SMEs

23rd September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Cashplus poaches AmEx UK commercial credit risk boss

18th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Metro Bank looks to wind down business lending

16th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Spotcap find 77% of SME brokers are upbeat about Brexit

10th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

New SME services added to Starling Bank’s marketplace

10th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Tandem Review - September 2019

5th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

ClearBank founder Nick Ogden joins Shieldpay board

28th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Raisin acquires German pension specialist fairr

28th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

LendInvest reportedly shelves IPO plans for now

27th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Seedrs secures The House Crowd for £1m crowdfund

23rd August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Robinhood given green light by UK regulator

8th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Monese Review - June 2019

20th June 2019 | Oliver Smith

Crypto for Earthlings Episode 5: The investor

19th May 2019 | Oliver Smith

Fintech is Europe’s richest startup sector

13th May 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Tandem Bank’s Ricky Knox

9th May 2019 | Oliver Smith

People hate their banks. Don’t they?

3rd May 2019 | Oliver Smith

TrueLayer and Anna in Open Banking tie-up

24th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Coconut’s Sam O’Connor

18th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Starling Bank Review - April 2019

12th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Dozens’ Aritra Chakravarty

10th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Crypto for Earthlings Episode 2: The crypto VC

8th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Tandem turns to Token for turnkey Open Banking

27th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

Here’s how UK fintech responded to Apple Card

26th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

AltFi launches Crypto for Earthlings podcast

25th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Tide’s Oliver Prill

21st March 2019 | Oliver Smith

Goldex takes gold at inaugural AltFi Pitch Off

20th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Freetrade’s Adam Dodds

14th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

What next after Revolut’s week from hell?

4th March 2019 | Oliver Smith



Articles Featuring Oliver Smith