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Launch of the Financial Services Club Poland: 17th April 2013

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As many of you know, we have a vibrant Club community that has been running in various countries for a while now.

The London Club for England meets around three times a month, whilst our other constituencies meet once every six weeks.  

With bases in Edinburgh, Dublin and Vienna, we have seen our network gradually expanding throughout Europe and we are now looking to launch further expansion through 2013.

The first part of that expansion is the opening of our new Financial Services Club, Poland,  at the British Embassy in Warsaw on 17th April, 2013.

The meeting will start at 18:00 and will be addressed by Professor Grzegorz Kołodko, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and chaired by Mieczysław Groszek , Ph.D., Vice
President of the
Polish Bank Association and representative of the Association at the Executive Committee of the European Banking Federation 

Professor Kołodko will discuss the future of Europe and the Euro from the perspective of an economist and linchpin in reforming Poland from the breakup of the Communist era through to membership of the European Union.

This meeting will be followed by our second meeting where Professor Jakub Górka of Warsaw University and David Birch, Digital Money Guru at Consult Hyperion will discuss the future of money in early June.

If you would like to attend either meeting, please RSVP

Meanwhile, if you are in London, our Spring Season of meetings outline is currently as follows:

Putting the customer's interests first

Antony Elliot, CEO, Fairbanking
18:00 Wednesday, 27 February 2013
IoD hub, City of London

Banking beyond 2020

Neil Jacobsohn, Senior Partner, FutureWorld International
18:00 Wednesday, 06 March 2013
IoD hub, City of London

Is SEPA happening and does it matter?

A panel discussion with:

  • Jerome
    Traisnel, Slimpay
  • Ruth
    Wandhofer, Head of Market Policy and Strategy, EMEA, Global Transaction Services,
  • Vanessa
    Manning, Head of EMEA Payment Solutions, Transaction Services, International
    Banking, the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Simon
    Bailey, Director, Logica
  • Peter
    Miller, Managing Director, Blacksmith Consulting

18:00 Tuesday, 12 March 2013
IoD hub, City of London

The Future Branch of 2020

Kevin Blair, President and CEO of NewGround (USA)
18:00 Tuesday, 19 March 2013
IoD hub, City of London

Dinner: The future for Europe and the Euro: whither Europe?

Professor Grzegorz Kolodko, former Deputy Prime Minister, Poland, and Graham Bishop, European Financial Expert and former member of the Lamfalussy and Giovannini Committees 
18:00 Tuesday, 09 April 2013
Lloyd's of London

Social media and banking: risk's friend or foe?

Andrew Walker, Chief Innovation Officer, Tweetminster
18:00 Tuesday, 14 May 2013
IoD hub, City of London

Dinner: How technology has transformed credit from past time to real-time

Errol Damelin, CEO, Wonga
18:00 Thursday, 27 June 2013
Lloyd's of London

Just go to to register for any event.


The Financial
Services Club
operates in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Warsaw
and Vienna, holding over fifty meetings a year and gathering the most senior
bank and technology attendees to debate the future of banking and

Financial Services Club has over 5,000 people subscribing to our daily email
news service and website, with a further 1,200 people reading our blog The Finanser
every day.

largest and oldest of our Clubs is the Financial Services Club London, England,
established in April 2004. 

This group now meets two to three times a
month, twenty five times a year, and holds a Quarterly Dinner where the most
respected voices in finance gather, attracting over 100 people to each

This Club has also recently launched a specific group to focus
upon the challenges of post-trade operations in the City of London (the
Clearing and Settlement Working Group). 

The Financial Services Club
Ireland opened in 2006, Austria in 2007, Scotland in 2009 and Poland in 2013. 

You can see the future and past program of meetings for London at our website, or for Europe at

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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...

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