15 Nov 2023

From Exclusion to Empowerment: Access to Financial Services for All

Panel discussion from SQR as part of techUK's digital identity week.

In today's digital age, financial services organisations are at the forefront of technological innovation, with digital identity playing a pivotal role in shaping inclusive and accessible financial services. This panel brings together experts from diverse backgrounds across the ecosystem.

In a world where technology has the potential to bridge gaps and empower individuals, the panelists will share their insights, experiences, and innovative approaches to foster financial inclusivity for all.

Key Discussion Points

  • How can digital identity solutions address the unique needs of marginalized communities, ensuring inclusivity and accessibility in financial services?

  • Could you share your experiences the challenges faced, and lessons learned in promoting accessibility?

  • How can financial institutions leverage digital identity technologies to create seamless yet secure experiences for their customers, ensuring accessibility for individuals with disabilities?

  • What role does collaboration between the public and private sectors play in advancing inclusive digital identity solutions, and how can these collaborations be strengthened for better outcomes?

  • What innovative approaches and technologies are on the horizon in the digital identity realm, and how can these advancements further enhance inclusivity and accessibility in financial services?




Peter Marshall, Marketing and Fundraising Manager - SightMatters

Peter Marshall is Marketing and Fundraising Lead at Sight Matters. Peter, whose background is in digital communications, is responsible for raising awareness and funds for the Isle of Man’s only sight loss charity. 

Haseeb Qureshi, Chief Operating Officer - Conister Bank

Haseeb Qureshi is Conister Bank’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of their Overseas (UK) Branch. Haseeb has an extensive background within the financial services industry, with hands-on experience in deploying Conister Bank’s new inclusive digital deposit systems.

Steven Webster, Head of Commercial - SQR

Steven is Head of Commercial at SQR - a reusable digital identity and eKYC platform provider on a mission to make the world a safer and more inclusive place. Steven has an extensive background in commercial leadership, customer experience and operations management across a range of sectors.