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The most influential people in financial services, fintech and the finance sectors in the UK

As part of a series of new features, we’ve teamed up with the guys at Onalytica to identify the most influential people in various verticals.

In the first ranking we ranked the most influential people in the automotive sector, now we've ranked the most influential people in in financial services, fintech and the finance industry in the UK.

Rank Account Type Name Handle Influencer Page Rank Tweet Count Follower Count Location
1 Individual Chris Gledhill cgledhill c(cgledhill)
#FinTech Influencer, Keynote & TEDx Speaker, Writer and Advisor. CEO & Co-founder at @SeccoAura. #FinServ #InsurTech #WealthTech #PayTech
54.039 3055 48941 United Kingdom
2 Individual Philip Hammond PhilipHammondUK Philip Hammond (PhilipHammondUK)
Chancellor of the Exchequer. Conservative PPC for Runnymede & Weybridge
38.582 20 65772 United Kingdom
3 Individual Jo Maugham QC JolyonMaugham Jo Maugham QC (JolyonMaugham)
Director @GoodLawProject.
Barrister @DevereuxLaw. Blogs
36.831 13 38200 United Kingdom
4 Individual Eileen Burbidge eileentso Eileen Burbidge (eileentso)
Early-stage tech VC and recovering work- and tech- aholic. Online identity full circle: Eileen Tso, Eileen Broch, Eileen Burbidge
36.491 50 68949 United Kingdom
5 Individual Iain Martin iainmartin1 Iain Martin (iainmartin1)
Columnist for The Times, editor of Reaction, hack/commentator, Alanbrooke devotee, Stones obsessive. Latest book: Crash, Bang, Wallop - published by Sceptre
25.106 8 48847 United Kingdom
6 Individual Oscar Williams-Grut OscarWGrut Oscar Williams-Grut (OscarWGrut)
Senior Reporter at @BIUK covering fintech and retail. Love food & beer, CPFC fan. Tips & stories to
24.527 562 7172 United Kingdom
7 Individual Chris Skinner Chris_Skinner Chris Skinner (Chris_Skinner)
Shaping the future of financial services
22.064 469 37253 United Kingdom
8 Individual Faisal Islam faisalislam Faisal Islam (faisalislam)
I'm @SkyNews Political Editor, economic crisis book @theDefaultLine  Brexitologist. United ST holder. purveyor of bad jokes.
18.285 8 189574 United Kingdom
9 Individual Yolanda Bobeldijk YEBobeldijk Yolanda Bobeldijk (YEBobeldijk)
Covers #Fintech #Regtech @FinancialNews. Former #privateequity journo @WSJPE. Previously UK & Ireland correspondent. Addicted to #scoops and... Dutch cheese.
16.313 159 1495 United Kingdom
10 Individual Tony Yates t0nyyates Tony Yates (t0nyyates)
Prof of Econ, Birmingham Uni; Centre for Macro. Ex Bank of England old-timer. Macroeconomics, policy, monetary  dogma, occasional nonsense.  Cantankerous.
15.626 6 7067 United Kingdom
11 Individual Lawrence Wintermeyer lwintermeyer Lawrence Wintermeyer (lwintermeyer)
CEO of Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that represents the UK's global FinTech community.
14.319 308 1883 United Kingdom
12 Individual Naomi Rovnick 藍歐蜜 naomi_rovnick Naomi Rovnick 藍歐蜜 (naomi_rovnick)
UK-based FT editor with an Apple Daily habit.
13.374 25 2496 United Kingdom
13 Individual taavet hinrikus taavet taavet hinrikus (taavet)
CEO & co-founder of @TransferWise the international money transfer platform, previously built @Skype as 1st employee, from Estonia, adventurer, disruptor
13.158 26 28012 United Kingdom
14 Individual Claire Calmejane ccalmeja Claire Calmejane (ccalmeja)
Bringing to life digital disruption & innovation at Lloyds Banking Group, co-author of a research report at MIT on Digital Transformation. Views are my own.
13.09 291 11218 United Kingdom
15 Individual Anna Irrera annairrera Anna Irrera (annairrera)
Fintech correspondent @Reuters | Lots of fintech, blockchain + other marvelous things| |
12.207 221 13520 United Kingdom


Onalytica uses a peer-validated ranking methodology that extracts posts on a particular topic (e.g. fintech OR finserv etc) and then analyses the number and quality of references that the influencer receives on these posts. Interactions from other individuals and brands who are influential on the topic will give a much bigger ‘score’ than from the general public. These calculations take into account a user's resonance (how much engagement they get), relevance (number of posts on topic), reach (number of followers) and reference (how often they are referenced by other influencers). If you want to learn more, please read this article from Onalytica that outlines their approach to influencer identification

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