THE TAX Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) has appointed a former adviser to the government and regulators to support its work on fintech.
Andrew Churchill, who has advised politicians, academics and industry on policy such as cybercrime, digital services and identity, will lead the financial services trade body’s work on the digitalisation of UK financial services.
TISA’s director-general David Dalton-Brown said the appointment of Churchill, who has been given the job title of digital innovation director, was a “real coup” for the organisation and would advance its policy leadership in fintech.
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“We have made meaningful progress towards the delivery of a digital identity and demonstrated an emulation at TISA’s conference last November,” Dalton-Brown said.
“Andrew will now be the TISA lead and steer the project through the pilot stage. He will also direct our digital innovation policy development and one of his first tasks will be to set out a manifesto for the rest of the year. This will include key themes on open standards, governance and responsibilities for firms in respect of new consumer data regulation.
“As with all TISA policy work our starting point will be to identify what is in the best interests of the consumer and to align these with the development of cost efficient industry practice and regulatory requirements.”