Conrad Ford

Allica Bank

Chief Product & Strategy Officer

Conrad Ford is the Chief Product Officer at Allica Bank, which is building a new relationship bank for SMEs with the latest technology.  Allica Bank was recently named by The Times newspaper as one of the UK’s Top 20 fintechs. 

Previously Conrad founded leading fintech Funding Options, named in the 2021 Financial Times FT1000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing firms, before stepping down as CEO in 2019. 

More recently, Conrad has advised a number of the UK’s flagship fintechs, including Starling Bank, IWOCA, Coconut and Trade Ledger.

Event Sessions Featuring Conrad Ford


The Fintech Lending Battleground In 2022

AltFi Lending Forum 2021 - Thursday 4 November 2021



Can traditional banks compete for customers online?

AltFi Amsterdam Summit 2018 - Monday 5 November 2018

Jack said it is important to look at a customer's journey when approving loans. Instead of it being a no, how can it be a yes. 

Zopa is in the process and is on track to launch its bank next year. 

Customer relationships and integrated solutions is what should be prioritised to be the number one money app.

Revolut was chosen by most of the panel as being the best challenger bank due to its unique offering. 

Articles By Conrad Ford

Articles Featuring Conrad Ford

AltFi Research: ID Fraud And AML In 2023

21st March 2023 | Oliver Smith

Fintech’s biggest hires and departures of 2020

5th January 2021 | Aisling Finn

Five fintechs that had a tough 2019

8th January 2020 | John Reynolds

A quiet crash in big bank lending?

3rd March 2017 | Ryan Weeks

Bank referral scheme goes live

1st November 2016 | Ryan Weeks

Bank referral scheme to go live early next quarter

23rd September 2016 | Ryan Weeks

UK votes Leave – AltFi leaders react

24th June 2016 | Ryan Weeks

How go the referrals?

10th December 2015 | Ryan Weeks

Next Step in Referrals Process

29th July 2015 | Ryan Weeks