Niels Turfboer


MD Benelux & The United Kingdom

Spotcap MD Niels Turfboer has almost 20 years of experience in European banking and business finance, holding senior posts in multiple banks. After time at ABN AMRO, ING, he joined MarketInvoice as Head of Investor Development. Today, in addition to leading the revolution in fintech with Spotcap, he is on the advisory board of Fiduciam and Alterest Investment Technologies.

Event Sessions Featuring Niels Turfboer


Why investors should target alternative loans in Continental Europe

AltFi Amsterdam Summit 2018 - 5th November 2018

The continental Europe and UK markets are not too dissimilar. Niels said Spotcap uses continental Europe to test its models before going to other markets. The only significant difference between the markets is risk exposure. 

Antoni said there are markets where Fellow Finance doesn't invest like Germany because it requires a full banking license. Fellow Finance is not comfortable partnering with an external bank because it likes to keep everything in-house. 

Niels believes it is important to maintain the company's product set and expand in to countries which are compatible when it comes to growth. Whereas Antoni believes products should be added when there is a demand in new markets like Sweden. 


The next phase for the SME funding revolution: Taking on mid‐market lending

London Summit 2018 - 26th March 2018

  • Will technology-enabled platform lending move into the mid market space? Thabe said to lend to the mid-market he believes every loan needs “a pair of real eyes” along side automation of certain aspects of underwriting.
  • Law adds that “it is hard work in the middle”. He said online lenders will do well in the sub-200k level where as banks will dominate £10m plus.
  • Kindert, head of alternative credit at NNIP, said there is some oversupply in some areas of the non-bank lending space but that in others “there are still opportunities.”
  • Spotcap’s Turfboer meanwhile said that going into multiple jurisdictions is not  easy for mid market lending and added that banks and fintechs may both find it difficult to make this space profitable.




Workforce woes: Will Brexit cause a tech talent drain in the UK?

AltFi Global Summit 2017 - 7th November 2017


Comparing risk reward characteristics across mainland Europe and the UK

AltFi Europe Summit 2017 - 30th March 2017

Articles By Niels Turfboer

A GDPR fintech Q&A

22nd May 2018 | Niels Turfboer

Disclosure standards: framing the debate

28th March 2017 | Niels Turfboer

We Live in Talent Times

19th January 2017 | Niels Turfboer

Articles Featuring Niels Turfboer