Peter Oakes is financial services expert in the banking, payments, funds, MiFID, fintech, regtech, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology industries. His subject matter expertise includes anti-financial crime, corporate governance, directors’ duties, GDPR and financial services regulations. Peter is the founder of Fintech Ireland ( and Fintech UK ( . He is the former Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Irish Central Bank and has worked as a senior regulator in the UK (FSA), Australia (ASIC) and Saudi Arabia (SAMA) and he meets with regulators at their invitation to discuss supervisory and enforcement strategies. He is a non-executive director of two leading regulated fintech/finserv firms – Susquehanna (MiFID) and TransferMate (PSD) ( and board advisor to a number of fintech and regtech, including Clearsettle (PSD), Corlytics (regulatory intelligence –, Ignition Wealth (robo-advisor) and KYCKR (AML / CDD – . Peter works with fintech firms seeking licences in Europe and mentors start-ups. He is a solicitor admitted in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Peter is regularly asked to provide inform comment to international media and he chairs conferences and moderates panels at international events. Peter has interviewed and moderated discussions with European government ministers, central bankers, financial regulators and CEOs of financial services companies on a broad range of topics including Brexit, central banking, financial services and GDPR.

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