Oliver Smith

AltFi

Managing Editor

Oliver Smith is an Managing Editor at AltFi, covering fintech, crypto and challenger banks. He was previously a Senior Reporter at Forbes and on the founding team of The Memo, London's fastest-growing business and tech publication which was acquired by Forbes in 2018. Winner of the Gold Award at MHP’s 30 To Watch, Oliver is a regular guest on the BBC, Sky News, ITV and Al Jazeera to comment on the latest tech trends. He can be reached on Twitter or at Oliver@AltFi.com

Come and see Oliver Smith speak at the AltFi Lending Forum 2021 on 4th November 2021

Event Sessions Featuring Oliver Smith


Keynote

More Data, More Problems? Solving The Challenges Of Open Finance And Beyond

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2021 - Wednesday 6 October 2021


Keynote

Open Banking In Action: Creating Game-Changing Applications

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2021 - Wednesday 6 October 2021


Keynote

Beyond Open Banking: A New Approach To Affordability

AltFi Open Banking Forum 2021 - Wednesday 6 October 2021


Keynote

Unlocking Open Banking For Wealth

AltFi Digital Wealth Forum 2021 - Wednesday 14 July 2021


Keynote

Creating A European Wealth Champion

AltFi Digital Wealth Forum 2021 - Wednesday 14 July 2021


Keynote

The Pandemic Payments Revolution

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

The Payments Battleground: Change Is Coming

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Panel

Big Banks' Digital Transformation

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

Alternative Lenders & The Post Pandemic Recovery

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

In Conversation With Charles McManus

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Fireside Chat

In Conversation With PrimaryBid's CEO Anand Sambasivan

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

Keynote: Darwin Might Have Had A Point!

AltFi Festival of Finance 2021 - Tuesday 22 June 2021


Keynote

AltFi Awards & Powerlist Announcement

AltFi Berlin Summit 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019

We reveal the winners of the AltFi Awards 2019 and our inaugural Powerlist 50 ranking.


Fireside Chat

Fireside: Augmentum Fintech

Fintech Investor Forum 2019 - Wednesday 15 May 2019



Articles By Oliver Smith

Unpacking Open Banking in 2021

30th September 2021 | Oliver Smith

Huge UK price cuts for Wise’s international transfers

14th September 2021 | Oliver Smith

Monzo set to reveal buy-now-pay-later feature next week

10th September 2021 | Oliver Smith

Why Atom Bank’s valuation is set to half

12th March 2021 | Oliver Smith

Royal London snaps up Wealth Wizards from LV=

3rd March 2021 | Oliver Smith

Monument has completed its £28m Series A

25th February 2021 | Oliver Smith

Receipt Bank rebrands to Dext as it passes 1m users

24th February 2021 | Oliver Smith

Ecospend secures HMRC’s £3m open banking contract

3rd February 2021 | Oliver Smith

Pensions dashboard launch pushed back again to 2023

6th January 2021 | Oliver Smith

2020 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 2

30th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

2020 in Fintech and Alternative Finance: Part 1

29th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Liberis raises £70m in debt for 2021 growth plans

22nd December 2020 | Oliver Smith

The AltFi team’s Digital Wealth predictions for 2021

22nd December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Digital Wealth: The industry’s predictions for 2021

17th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Our favourite fintech apps of 2020

16th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Open Banking: The firms battling to win in 2021

14th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

2021: A year of challenges or opportunities?

14th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Revenue-based SME lender Outfund raises £37m

8th December 2020 | Oliver Smith

Laybuy publishes UK buy-now-pay-later Code of Practice

30th November 2020 | Oliver Smith

10x appoints Trainline and 11:FS duo to executive team

23rd November 2020 | Oliver Smith

Onfido scores rider ID for UK e-scooter operator Voi

16th November 2020 | Oliver Smith

Zopa’s long-awaited credit card is here

28th October 2020 | Oliver Smith

Wirecard UK confirms asset sale to rival Railsbank

1st September 2020 | Oliver Smith

Metro Bank to acquire RateSetter for up to £12m

3rd August 2020 | Oliver Smith

ThinCats opens up CBILS lending to new customers

13th July 2020 | Oliver Smith

Exclusive: Coconut files £5m BCR Pool E bid

8th July 2020 | Oliver Smith

Wirecard: Picking up the pieces

30th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

CrowdProperty reaches £75m lending milestone

17th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

We need a ‘bad bank’ to save fintech lenders

10th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

Open Banking just got its own App Store

9th June 2020 | Oliver Smith

Will Bounce Back Loans come back to bite?

26th May 2020 | Oliver Smith

Get ready for the AltFi Digital Summit 2020

28th April 2020 | Oliver Smith

Monese Review - April 2020

8th April 2020 | Oliver Smith

Ben Brabyn steps down as head of Level39

1st April 2020 | Oliver Smith

Starling confirms Team GB Olympic sponsorship

6th March 2020 | Oliver Smith

Revolut's rocky road to a record raise

25th February 2020 | Oliver Smith

JP Morgan to launch UK digital bank under Chase brand

24th February 2020 | Oliver Smith

How to add AltFi to your company Slack in two steps

30th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Freetrade takes tentative first steps into Europe

24th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Monese lands 2m customers since 2016 launch

22nd January 2020 | Oliver Smith

Stake opens UK beta ahead of full launch in February

16th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

The great push for profit

14th January 2020 | Oliver Smith

The year in quotes: 2019

3rd January 2020 | Oliver Smith

The fintech firms that went out of business in 2019

27th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

2019 In Fintech And Alternative Finance: Part 2

24th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

2019 In Fintech And Alternative Finance: Part 1

23rd December 2019 | Oliver Smith

Iwoca reveals major new office in Leeds

19th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

QuickBooks launches Starling Bank integration for SMEs

18th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

NatWest debuts Tink-powered spending analytics

10th December 2019 | Oliver Smith

Insha takes the crown at AltFi Berlin Pitch Off

21st November 2019 | Oliver Smith

HSBC poised to launch app-only SME bank Kinetic

15th November 2019 | Oliver Smith

5 things not to miss at the AltFi Berlin Summit

6th November 2019 | Oliver Smith

Flux to reach 1m digital receipt milestone by 2020

5th November 2019 | Oliver Smith

Starling Bank launches two-in-one Euro debit card

30th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Wealth Wizards adds retirement planning to its suite

24th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Revolut lands in Asia with Singapore launch

24th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Nodal Labs falls into administration

21st October 2019 | Oliver Smith

DriveWealth enables Nigerian trading platform Chaka

17th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: WealthSimple’s Toby Triebel

16th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Habito unveils ‘express’ mortgage cash advances

15th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Curve opens Bristol office in UK hiring drive

11th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Nutmeg posts extra losses in 2018 of nearly £20m

8th October 2019 | Oliver Smith

Santander UK overhauls legacy systems with nCino

27th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Starling Bank unveils online banking portal for SMEs

23rd September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Cashplus poaches AmEx UK commercial credit risk boss

18th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Metro Bank looks to wind down business lending

16th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Spotcap find 77% of SME brokers are upbeat about Brexit

10th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

New SME services added to Starling Bank’s marketplace

10th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

Tandem Review - September 2019

5th September 2019 | Oliver Smith

ClearBank founder Nick Ogden joins Shieldpay board

28th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Raisin acquires German pension specialist fairr

28th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

LendInvest reportedly shelves IPO plans for now

27th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Seedrs secures The House Crowd for £1m crowdfund

23rd August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Robinhood given green light by UK regulator

8th August 2019 | Oliver Smith

Monese Review - June 2019

20th June 2019 | Oliver Smith

Crypto for Earthlings Episode 5: The investor

19th May 2019 | Oliver Smith

Fintech is Europe’s richest startup sector

13th May 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Tandem Bank’s Ricky Knox

9th May 2019 | Oliver Smith

People hate their banks. Don’t they?

3rd May 2019 | Oliver Smith

TrueLayer and Anna in Open Banking tie-up

24th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Coconut’s Sam O’Connor

18th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Starling Bank Review - April 2019

12th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Dozens’ Aritra Chakravarty

10th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Crypto for Earthlings Episode 2: The crypto VC

8th April 2019 | Oliver Smith

Tandem turns to Token for turnkey Open Banking

27th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

Here’s how UK fintech responded to Apple Card

26th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

AltFi launches Crypto for Earthlings podcast

25th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Tide’s Oliver Prill

21st March 2019 | Oliver Smith

Goldex takes gold at inaugural AltFi Pitch Off

20th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

The Challenger: Freetrade’s Adam Dodds

14th March 2019 | Oliver Smith

What next after Revolut’s week from hell?

4th March 2019 | Oliver Smith



Articles Featuring Oliver Smith