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How EY is going beyond borders with FinTechs in Italy

In this episode of EY FinTech Beyond Borders, the speakers focus on Italy, a European country that has witnessed a rapid development of the FinTech ecosystem over the past several years.

Christopher Schmitz, EY EMEIA FinTech Leader and Susan M. Barton, Client Executive Director, along with a panel of guests, explore the interesting developments in Italy and discuss deep insights and the steep growth of the Italian FinTech ecosystem, including strengths and weaknesses.


  • Christopher Schmitz, EMEIA FSO Fintech Leader
  • Susan M. Barton, Client Executive Director, EY Italy S.r.l 
  • Gianluca Magonio, Director, EY Italy S.r.l
  • Alberto Dalmasso, CEO and co-founder of Satispay
  • Simone Ranucci Brandimarte, founder and president of Yolo and president of the Italian Insurtech Association
  • Alessandro Longoni, head of the FinTech District

Learning outcomes:

  • Major drivers behind the steep growth of FinTech in Italy
  • The Italian FinTech ecosystem in terms of size, stage of development, and similarity of one FinTech to another
  • Whether FinTechs and the incumbents can really collaborate
  • Key differences between Italian FinTechs and Italian InsurTechs
  • SME trends and collaboration with FinTechs
  • Global comparison of FinTech ecosystem growth

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available. Read the transcript.

If you would like to listen to the introduction to this podcast series, please view here: How EY is going beyond borders with FinTech.

The views of third parties set out in this podcast are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.


Christopher Schmitz
EY EMEIA FinTech Leader, EY EMEIA Strategy and Transactions Innovation Leader, Ernst & Young GmbH Germany Financial Services Innovation Leader
Susan Barton
Executive Director, Financial Services, Global Shared Services S.r.l


Duration 46m 24s