Peter Oakes is a financial services expert in banking, payments, funds, MiFID, FinTech, RegTech, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology industries. His subject matter expertise includes anti-financial crime, corporate governance, directors’ duties, data protection and financial services regulations.
Peter is the founder of Fintech Ireland and Fintech UK and is involved with the new Fintech Cyprus initiative. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners International Fintech Ranking (2020) as a leading fintech expert. Peter was appointed as the first Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Irish Central Bank (2010-2013) and has worked as a senior regulator in the UK (FSA), Australia (ASIC) and Saudi Arabia (SAMA) and continues to work with regulators on their supervisory and enforcement strategies. He is a non-executive director of leading regulated Fintech firms Susquehanna (MiFID), Optal Financial Europe (Emoney) and TransferMate (PSD).
Peter is retained as board advisor to a number of Fintech and Regtech, including Corlytics (regulatory intelligence), Ignition Wealth (robo-advisor) and KYCKR (AML / CDD). Peter works with Fintech and Regtech firms seeking licences in Europe and mentors start-ups. He is a solicitor admitted in the UK, Ireland and Australia.