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Fintech Forum: Fraud in fintech

On Thursday 21st April 2022, Manchester Digital hosted its first Fintech Forum event of the year as guests joined us at Manchester Technology Centre for an afternoon of networking and talks delivered by industry experts.

Sponsored by Marsh Commercial, this edition of our Fintech Forum series focused on how fintechs can protect themselves from fraud and cyber threats.

Speakers included:

The afternoon's talks were kicked off by Jonathan Brogden and Chris Air of DAC Beachcroft, who discussed fraud in fintech. Their informative talk touched on growth areas such as crypto and the role the FCA has to play, and looked ahead to emerging technologies such as NFTs and the Metaverse.

James Fell, Head of Ventures at Woodhurst then shared practical insights to help manage the impact of cyber threats within a fintech including the likes of:

  • ISO27001
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Penetration Testing
  • Active Monitoring

Finally, Barker of event sponsor Marsh Commercial presented on fraud in fintech, and whether this a culture of a technology problem.

About our sponsor

Marsh Commercial is a diverse colleague community, serving a diverse client community with insurance, risk management and access to employee health & benefits advice. We leverage the scale, expertise and access to products and services provided by Marsh McLennan Companies for our clients’ benefit – whilst maintaining a personal client-centred approach.

Our approach, combined with our passion and knowledge for the tech sector, enables us to advise across the entire spectrum of risk services, including specific projects, risk categories, or challenges.

Find out more


To find out more about the work that Manchester Digital does to support the region's thriving fintech sector, click here.

If you would be interested in attending or speaking at the next Fintech Forum, please email kate.wilson@manchesterdigital.com.  


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