Join The FinTech Mission to India 2018

The Department for International Trade will be running the second FinTech mission to India in February 2018. To register your interest in visiting Mumbai as part of this delegation please find below further details of the programme along with a link to register.

Brief about opportunities in India 

In 2016 the transaction value for the Indian FinTech sector was estimated to be approximately USD $33 billion, and is forecast to reach USD $73 billion in 2020, growing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22%. 

Numerous factors can be attributed towards the growth in demand for FinTech in India - these include rapidly expanding internet and mobile penetration, emergence of a younger, wealthier and digital-savvy generation, and a regulatory and policy environment encouraging digital solutions. 

The 'Payments' segment has been the most funded within the Indian FinTech landscape, however, banking technology solutions, including B2B products, are also experiencing strong growth. 

The Digital Financial Inclusion Opportunity

What makes Indian stand out as a FinTech market is the potential demand emanating from the world's largest unbanked population combined with a strong technology ecosystem. India accounts for around 21% of the world's unbanked adult population but is ranked 3rd in terms of the number of smartphone users. 

The Government of India along with regulators such as SEBI and RBI are supporting the ambition of the Indian economy to become a cashless digital economy. Digital KYC Initiatives such as Aadhaar and the emergence of Unified Payments Interface provide a good foundation for FinTech companies to boost financial inclusion across the country.

The strength of the Indian tech infrastructure and regulatory support combined with the significant demand across arrange of sectors make India one of the most promising global markets for UK FinTech companies. 

Mission objectives and outline

Given the above opportunity, the mission is aimed at opening doors to new commercial opportunities in India for the participating companies. The mission also gives you an opportunity to interact with the Indian regulators and understand the dynamics of doing business in India.

Programme Highlights include:

  • Overview of the developments in the FinTech landscape in India
  • Fintegrate Zone 2018, a conclave of conference, workshops, demo nights. DIT as country partner will set-up a DIT pavilion during the conclave where you get the opportunity to exhibit, and access to exclusive invite only events
  • Networking opportunities with key stakeholders in the FinTech ecosystem
  • Profile raising
  • B2B meetings with companies
  • Site visits to various accelerators

To view the four day Mission Programme click here 

For the complete Conference Programme please refer to Annexure 1 

Access fee = £250 

Please register your interest below for the entire 4 day mission: