Financial technology is exploding in the UK right now, with startups popping up all over the place, doing everything from crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending to bringing blockchain technology to the banks.
British fintech startups raised $962 million (£676.9 million) in investment funding last year, according to KPMG. London alone accounting for $743.7 million (£523.3 million) of that.
has been covering the sector closely and has rounded up the 40 most exciting people in the scene right now.
They looked at who’s done cool and interesting things in the past year, including companies that have raised money or grown rapidly. We’ve also tried to include some of the less obvious names — the people doing great things behind the scenes — as well the faces out front.
The list spans entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, regulators, hackers, and investors. Check it outBusiness Insider: The 40 coolest people in UK fintech