Andrea Linehan, Commercial Director, GRID Finance

  • Andrea is a commercial, finance and marketing professional with over 15 years of international experience across a range of products and services. She spent 10 years in the Middle East working on commercial and leisure development for the Omani Government and is now Commercial Director and founding team member at GRID Finance providing finance to small and medium Irish businesses and wealth products for individuals. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Finance, is a Postgraduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketers, has an Advanced Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

     

    TITLE: How will FinTechdrive Financial Inclusion in Ireland?

    Ireland scores high on the World Banks’ Financial Inclusion Index with access to basic financial products and servicesbeing relatively widespread. Not only can fintech enhance the accessibility of these products and services it can also lower the cost of distribution, savings for which can be passed on to the customer. However, what are Irish financial institutions doing about access to non-basic financial products such as wealth creation and investing for individuals or a smart capital mix for businesses? Fintech could be the answer

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