FCA Innovate sandbox update hosted by Scottish Enterprise

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) would like to invite you to an event in Edinburgh (8 January 2018) on the regulatory sandbox.

The regulatory sandbox is now open for applications until 31 January 2018. The sandbox provides an environment for firms wishing to test new innovative ideas in financial services that could benefit consumers or other market participants.

The event is an opportunity to hear first-hand what the sandbox entails from two firms who have taken part to date, and to speak to FCA Innovate about how to apply.

The event will take place on 8 January 2018 and will be hosted by Scottish Enterprise at Apex House, 99 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HD.





Welcome from Scottish Enterprise and update on Fintech Scotland


update from FCA on sandbox and 2017 activity in Scotland


Life in the sandbox: Moneydashboard


Life in the sandbox: Squarebook





11:10 onwards

Start of regulatory surgery sessions

Spaces are limited to one person per firm. To express and interest in attending please rsvp to Ashleigh.Mitchell@scotent.co.uk

FCA drop-in sessions

FCA Innovate will also be holding drop-in sessions for firms at the venue following the event.

At these technical sessions firms can get ask their regulatory questions and also ask about applying to the regulatory sandbox. The FCA wishes to make it easier for innovative firms to get their ideas to market by providing informal steers.

You will be meeting with experts from FCA Innovate, who will aim to answer your questions and discuss their views with you. The FCA are happy to give views on individual issues affecting your firm but may choose to take these away for consideration in certain circumstances.

Who should attend the drop-in sessions?

The drop-in sessions are open to any firm looking to innovate in the financial services sector. Please only book one surgery slot for your firm. A maximum of three people from your firm can attend the session.

To express an interest in booking a regulatory surgery please email innovationhub@fca.org.uk along with short answers to the following questions:

  • Describe your business model in 30 words
  • In what ways is your offering innovative?
  • Could you provide a sample question you would like to ask?

Have you previously applied to the Innovation Hub for support? If yes, please expand.