Buy now pay later (BNPL) has surged in popularity as a convenient, and instant payment option. A combination of digital technology and pandemic-related changes in consumer behaviour has seen the BNPL market garner nearly 15 million customers in the UK.

What used to be a product targeted largely at Millennials & Gen Z is fast becoming the preferred choice for consumers across all ages and SME. But where is the market going?

Which players will control the biggest share of consumers? And will regulation take the heat out of it all?  These are some of the questions we will address with the industry in this exclusive, invitation-only event.

Discussion topics:

  • What’s fueling the surge in BNPL options?
  • What’s the role of the fintech?
  • Why and how should BNPL evolve?
  • What is the impact of impending BNPL market regulation?


Ian Nelson – MD, EMEA, Q2
Ian is Managing Director in EMEA for Q2.  Ian started his career working with major banks including BoS, RBS and Lloyds helping them to shape and grow their lending and asset finance businesses.  He moved to the vendor side of the house when he joined SunGard (now FIS) in 2014 to lead EMEA sales, he subsequently joined Q2 in 2018 and has been instrumental in leading the European expansion and building a successful regional business, with a multi-faceted and diverse team on the ground.
Chetan Parekh ,VP, Financial Services, UK&I and Europe, Mindtree
Chetan is an accomplished Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in driving innovation, improving performance and leading strategic change for organisations in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance industry. He values collaboration and influence for impact. He puts customers first and shows them a world of possibility digital technology can offer. He is at the forefront of their digital transformations, unlocking new opportunities, and demonstrating clear business value.
Peter Heywood, Director, BFSI – Northern Europe, ISG
Mr. Heywood is the ISG Director responsible for the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) vertical in Northern Europe.  He is a transformation thought leader who is passionate about the possibilities of Digital and Globalization in the industry. Peter advises organizations on Digital and Operating Model Transformation. He leverages his deep understanding of BFSI Business and Technology Strategy covering Growth, Cost, Risk and Experience (CX/UX) metrics to help his client’s align change initiatives to long-term vision. Through his involvement in hundreds of enterprise-level transformations as a Client, Provider and Consultant, Peter brings a unique mix of insights and skills to promote the right discussions and set an organization on the right path.





Thursday 7th July 2022
18:00Arrival and Welcome Drinks
18:30Introductions and context setting
18:40BNPL, The truth behind surge and the considerations lenders need to be aware of as they develop a BNPL proposition, in conversation with ISG
19:30Discussions continue over dinner
21:30Event Close
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