GAFA – how the tech ‘Big Four’ are challenging traditional financial services

Professional Development


Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon (GAFA) - the Big Four of technology industry have all expressed an interest in developing and launching solutions for financial services. From Credit Cards to Cryptocurrencies and payment mechanisms, the big four technology firms are rapidly expanding into the finance sector. What does this mean for traditional financial services? Is data the new oil? What are the considerations for these two merging sectors and what is the impact to consumers?

Suitable For

All financial services professionals.

1 CPD hours
1 hour

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Learning Outcomes

Having attended this seminar, delegates will:

  • Have an up to date understanding of how GAFA are expanding into the finance sector
  • Be aware of the products and financial services offered by GAFA and similar tech houses
  • Understand the implications for traditional financial services businesses


Timings: 10:00-11:00 (Registration from 09:45)
Venue: Jersey International Business School


  • Certificates of attendance are provided
  • Refreshments are provided
  • 1 hour of CPD


Andrew Horbury, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, AML and Financial Crime Prevention Lecturer at BPP CI

Andrew Horbury is Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at BPP Professional Education.

Andrew provides training & consulting to a variety of both financial and non-financial services firms on FinTech, with a core focus on Blockchain and Virtual Currency and the AML/CFT risks presented by them.

Andrew is the Founder of Blackfort Digital Currency Management, a specialist cryptocurrency and blockchain firm and is a Special Advisor on AML/CFT Risk Management for Blockchain Jersey.

Andrew has previously spent time in London, Jersey and Luxembourg working in Wealth and Investment Management for leading financial institutions such as UBS and Blackrock.

Educated at Victoria College in Jersey, Andrew obtained a diploma in law from the University of London and studied International Financial Services (BSc) at Jersey International Business School. Andrew holds an Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency Financial Crime Risks as well as a number of qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.