The Financial Services Club
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The Financial Services Club

In 2004, Balatro led the creation of the Financial Services Club in association with Shaping Tomorrow. The Financial Services Club is focused exclusively upon the future of Financial Services. Full details of the Club may be found at

The Financial Services Club is designed for Senior Executives from companies operating in the Financial Services Sector who are interested in understanding and planning for the future of the industry. Membership includes Commercial and Retail Banks, Insurers and Fund Managers, Brokers and Professional Services Organisations.

Past and future keynote speakers in the Financial Services Club include:

  • David Bagley, Global Head of Compliance, HSBC
  • Stuart Bernau, Group Executive Director, Nationwide Building Society
  • James Alexander, co-Founder Egg and Zopa
  • Lady Olga Maitland, Chief Executive, International Association of Money Transfer Networks
  • John McFall MP, Chairman, Treasury Select Committee
  • Kari Hale, Strategy Director, the Financial Services Authority
  • Sir John Gieve, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Andrew Hill, City Editor and Lex Column, the Financial Times
  • Marion King, Chief Executive, VOCA
  • John Sculley , Former CEO, Apple Computers & President, Pepsi-Cola
  • The Right Honorable Lord Parkinson
  • Geoff Iddison, Chief Executive, PayPal Europe
  • Robert Wardle, Director of the Serious Fraud Office
  • Michael Hanlon, Managing Director, the Islamic Bank of Britain
  • Simon Machell, Managing Director, the RAC
  • Paul Lewis, Financial Journalist & Presenter of the BBC’s Money Box

For access to these presentations and to find out details of past and future events, please go to the Financial Services Club's website at

If you would like to join the Financial Services Club, please contact us at

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