The UK’s fintech sector is due to get a major boost in reforms suggested as part of the Kalifa Review of UK Fintech. These reforms are part of a suite of legislative reviews launched by the UK government to enhance the competitiveness of the UK market in the area of digital finance post-Brexit. The Review is intended to catalyse growth in the UK fintech sector and provides recommendations to ensure the UK maintains its position as a world leader in financial services as the sector undergoes a technological revolution and it remains the best place in the world to start and grow a fintech business. While recent HM Treasury consultations have sought to implement individual regulatory changes (for example, as part of its payments special administration regime, or the cryptoassets consultation), the Kalifa Review is a high level strategic document seeking to identify threats and opportunities for the UK fintech sector, and to create a facilitative and permissive environment for the industry to thrive. 

In our latest alert, we provide a high level overview of the Review’s recommendations, and highlight some of the key ways in which the Review may fundamentally reshape financial services regulation and policy in the UK. To read the full alert, click here.


Kim is a Knowledge Lawyer within the Financial Services Regulatory group at Baker McKenzie. Her expertise covers both contentious and non-contentious regulatory matters across a wide range of sectors. She is particularly interested in issues relating to investigations and enforcement, vulnerable customers, regulatory reform and change, and the impact of Brexit on financial services regulation.