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FinTech North Manchester Conference 2022: Re-cap and Re-Watch

25th November 2022

FinTech North Manchester Conference 2022: Re-cap and Re-Watch

On Thursday the 24th of November, over 180 delegates converged on the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall for FinTech North’s fifth annual Manchester conference. Hosted in partnership with The University of Manchester, DARE Technology, Mastercard, Weavr, GFT and Amazon Web Services; the event welcomed a raft of big-hitters, newcomers, and everything in between in the … Continued

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AMBS launches new Centre for Financial Technology (FinTech) Studies

24th November 2022

AMBS launches new Centre for Financial Technology (FinTech) Studies

Alliance Manchester Business School has launched a new specialist centre to accelerate research into financial technology. The Centre for Financial Technology (FinTech) Studies will become a knowledge and research hub for digital advancements in finance, including cryptocurrency, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It will also collaborate with industry partners to provide theoretical insights and practical solutions … Continued

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Apple security experts, Dare Technology, to provide insight into latest cyber trends at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference this November

4th November 2022

Apple security experts, Dare Technology, to provide insight into latest cyber trends at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference this November

FinTech North is delighted to announce Apple security experts, DARE Technology as brand sponsors for our fifth annual Manchester Conference, taking place in just under 3 weeks’ time. The event promises to bring together FinTech leaders and entrepreneurs from across the North for a celebration of the excellent FinTech ecosystem in Greater Manchester – the … Continued

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Mastercard and FinTech North to partner in 2023 to develop and grow FinTech ecosystems

28th October 2022

Mastercard and FinTech North to partner in 2023 to develop and grow FinTech ecosystems

FinTech North is delighted to announce that it will be continuing its partnership with Mastercard, working together across 2023 with Mastercard as a Strategic Partner. Mastercard need no introduction as a global provider of Financial Services and key supporter of the UK FinTech sector. With regional FinTech going from strength to strength, and investment into FinTech … Continued

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FinTech sector in North East to create 2,000+ jobs in 3 years

20th October 2022

FinTech sector in North East to create 2,000+ jobs in 3 years

A new regional growth strategy, developed in response to a national strategic review of FinTech, has identified the opportunity to create more than 2,000 new jobs in the North East by the end of 2025, taking the size of the sector’s employment to more than 7,700 jobs. The new strategy has been developed by Whitecap … Continued

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FinTech North to exhibit at the Open Banking Expo UK event in London on 20th of October – Get a 25% discount on your ticket with our code!

17th October 2022

FinTech North to exhibit at the Open Banking Expo UK event in London on 20th of October – Get a 25% discount on your ticket with our code!

FinTech North and Open Banking Expo, the largest global Open Banking and Open Finance community, have supported each other as media partners since inception. Open Banking Expo organise award-winning, thought-leading conferences around the globe, bringing together innovators, disruptors and visionaries from across the breadth of financial services. This year is no different! The Open Banking … Continued

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FinTech x Gamification: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

13th October 2022

FinTech x Gamification: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

On Thursday the 13th of October, FinTech North and event partners DTM Legal and 300Brains, welcomed the FinTech North community to Barclays Eagle Labs and Avenue HQ’s state of the art ‘The Lobby’ facility in Liverpool for a thought-leading afternoon seminar, exploring the links between FinTech and Gamification.  The event saw over 50 attendees in … Continued

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Meet the Advisory Board: Amy Whitell, CEO and Co-Founder, Collctiv

6th October 2022

Meet the Advisory Board: Amy Whitell, CEO and Co-Founder, Collctiv

Amy Whitell, CEO and Co-Founder of group payments software Collctiv, is one of our valued Advisory Board members here at FinTech North. Along with her colleagues on the board, Amy has been helping to shape the strategy at FinTech North and has been supporting our activity for the past 12 months. We recently sat down … Continued

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New report will shine light on Leeds FinTech ecosystem

3rd October 2022

New report will shine light on Leeds FinTech ecosystem

Whitecap Consulting, the regional strategy consultancy, is undertaking a project which will result in the publication of a new report analysing the FinTech ecosystem in the Leeds City Region. The project is being conducted in partnership with Leeds City Council, with the support of key regional stakeholders including Leeds Building Society, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Bruntwood SciTech, Cloud Gateway, Equiniti, FinTech North, Leeds City … Continued

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International Opportunity: FinTech Trade Mission to Australia’s Intersekt Festival 5-9th September

29th June 2022

International Opportunity: FinTech Trade Mission to Australia’s Intersekt Festival 5-9th September

We are really excited to highlight an upcoming international business development opportunity with the Department for International Trade (DIT). DIT, in collaboration with FinTech North, are organising an in-person UK FinTech Trade Mission to Australia, to take place 5-9th September in Sydney and Melbourne. Participating companies will get the chance to: Showcase your capabilities with … Continued

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Leading lights of North East FinTech to support FinTech North’s Newcastle Conference next month – keynotes from Kani, Atom Bank, DARE Technology and Mastercard

23rd June 2022

Leading lights of North East FinTech to support FinTech North’s Newcastle Conference next month – keynotes from Kani, Atom Bank, DARE Technology and Mastercard

With our next flagship conference just around the corner, we’re delighted to announce that some of the North East’s dynamic FinTech innovators and some of the best known Financial Services brands in the world have come on board to support our Newcastle conference in a display of confidence in the thriving  North East FinTech ecosystem. … Continued

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FinTech North Future of Payments 2022: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

FinTech North Future of Payments 2022: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

On the 22nd of June, we welcomed a great number of attendees from the Northern FinTech community to Bruntwood SciTech’s No.1 Circle Square facility in Central Manchester, despite challenging travel disruptions across the country. It was great to see some familiar faces, and even better to see some new ones – we love seeing growth … Continued

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Creative Destruction Lab invites applications from Northern FinTechs for 22/23 cohort

8th June 2022

Creative Destruction Lab invites applications from Northern FinTechs for 22/23 cohort

Calling all FinTechs! The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a mentorship programme for massively scalable, science- and tech-driven startups. Their sweet spot is working with founders at the pre-seed/seed stage and helping them to set smart milestones over a 9-month period. CDL have curated a group of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and scientists/technologists who provide guidance … Continued

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Business opportunity with Deluxe and the DIT – Payments, FraudTech, Data & AI solutions urged to apply by 30th June

7th June 2022

Business opportunity with Deluxe and the DIT – Payments, FraudTech, Data & AI solutions urged to apply by 30th June

FinTech North has worked extensively with The Department for International Trade (DIT) on FinTech trade missions. On the back of really successful trade activity, we’re delighted to introduce yet another opportunity to UK FinTechs in our community. After a successful January pitching event, the DIT are hosting their second meet-the-buyer event for UK FinTechs which … Continued

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Applications for the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) #Grow fund open now

1st June 2022

Applications for the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) #Grow fund open now

The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and it is partners have a range of products and services to support SMEs in the Leeds city region. Their goal is to undertake activities to drive economic growth and create local jobs. The #Grow fund is no different, and presents a great opportunity to aid in … Continued

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Brightbox Group release E-Book addressing contemporary issues in the tech marketplace – Available to read now

Brightbox Group release E-Book addressing contemporary issues in the tech marketplace – Available to read now

The UK tech market is playing a leading role in some of the most exciting tech-based businesses across the globe. However, access to skills and resource, especially against the backdrop of Covid-19, is curbing the pace and progress of a number of organisations. FinTech North partners Brightbox Group attempt to address these issues in their … Continued

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North East England invites international FinTech firms to FinTech North’s conference in July

North East England invites international FinTech firms to FinTech North’s conference in July

North East England is one of the UK’s fastest growing economies with a highly-skilled, flexible workforce, well connected to global markets and a low cost base. It is easy to see why over 71,000 businesses call North East England home and why FinTech companies are looking at the region as prime location to locate, grow … Continued

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FinTech North Ethical FinTech Forum

26th May 2022

FinTech North Ethical FinTech Forum

In partnership with RSM UK and Squire Patton Boggs, we are delighted to present FinTech North’s first ever Ethical FinTech Forum. It is clear from our community surveys that ESG and Green Finance is something our community are really interested in. Last year, we dedicated an event to ‘Green and Ethical Finance and FinTech’, which … Continued

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Opportunity: Phoenix Group launch 2 new FinTech challenges as part of Innovation Forum

19th May 2022

Opportunity: Phoenix Group launch 2 new FinTech challenges as part of Innovation Forum

Phoenix Group (previously Standard Life) has just launched 2 new challenges as part of their Innovation Programme, and are keen to get fintech applications from across the UK. This programme builds on the innovation work already underway at Phoenix and creates a purposeful pathway for them to build partnerships with FinTech and Tech SME’s. For … Continued

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Opening your Business to Ukrainian Tech Talent – 25th May 11am

5th May 2022

Opening your Business to Ukrainian Tech Talent – 25th May 11am

Alongside our colleagues at the FinTech National Network and Tech Nation, FinTech North is delighted to be part of an event which aims to support Ukrainian tech talent. With the ever evolving and devastating situation in Ukraine unfolding before our eyes, organisations and individuals have been left feeling helpless, wondering how they can best support. … Continued

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FinTech North Community Survey Findings 2022

31st March 2022

FinTech North Community Survey Findings 2022

Since our foundation in 2016 FinTech North has been the focal point for FinTech in the Northern Powerhouse, regularly supporting entrepreneurs at all stages of the FinTech life-cycle with relevant connections and business development opportunities. In 2021, FinTech North continued to adapt. We held 16 events throughout the year, including many a virtual events before … Continued

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Bank of England: Diversity in FinTech – 6th April Hybrid event in Leeds and London

23rd March 2022

Bank of England: Diversity in FinTech – 6th April Hybrid event in Leeds and London

As part of UK Fintech Week, the Bank of England is hosting an event on Diversity in Fintech on Wednesday 6th April. The Bank recently published an independent review of ethnic diversity and inclusion within the Bank and a discussion paper jointly with the FCA on diversity in financial services. In collaboration with FinTech North, Innovate Finance and … Continued

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FraudTech & Financial Crime, Manchester – Event Round Up

13th September 2019

FraudTech & Financial Crime, Manchester – Event Round Up

The FinTech North community gathered on 13th September in Manchester to network and discuss FraudTech and Financial Crime. The event was hosted at RSM and sponsored by RSM and MERJE. Julian Wells kicked off the event with an introduction to the two founding companies of FinTech North: Whitecap Consulting – a regional strategy and commercial … Continued

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FINTECH NORTH SPREADS WINGS AS IT MAKES NORTH EAST CONFERENCE DEBUT

6th September 2019

FINTECH NORTH SPREADS WINGS AS IT MAKES NORTH EAST CONFERENCE DEBUT

North East FinTech community to convene in Newcastle for the city’s first ever FinTech North conference. Following successful conferences in Manchester and Leeds this year, FinTech North has announced its first full-day conference in the North East. Hosted at the Sage headquarters in Newcastle, the free-to-attend event will take place on 25 September 2019. The … Continued

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Banks, Building Societies & FinTech: Event Round Up

21st June 2019

Banks, Building Societies & FinTech: Event Round Up

The Leeds FinTech community gathered on 21st June 2019 at Nexus at the University of Leeds for the latest FinTech North Forum: Banks, Building Societies & FinTech. Julian Wells kicked off the event with a short overview of FinTech North (which has now run its 40th event) and the current state of FinTech in the … Continued

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Lord Mayor of London to Visit Leeds

20th June 2019

Lord Mayor of London to Visit Leeds

On behalf of Yorkshire Building Society’s Chairman John Heaps, the Leeds FinTech community is invited to join the Lord Mayor of London’s annual visit to Leeds on 23 July. As in previous years, the Lord Mayor is keen to understand the priorities and the challenges in West Yorkshire and the north, and YBS has put together some events … Continued

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Tech Nation announces 2019 Fintech Growth Programme for leaders of the UK’s most promising scaleups

5th June 2019

Tech Nation announces 2019 Fintech Growth Programme for leaders of the UK’s most promising scaleups

Tech Nation accepting applicants for the six-month programme, who will be selected by fintech industry leaders Programme is delivered as part of HM Treasury’s Fintech Strategy Stats for inaugural 2018 cohort: £1.1m average raised, 35% companies based outside London, 40% female founder/co-founder UK number one in the world for scaleup investment into fintech firms – … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: Addressing The “Fintech Perception Gap” Can Put The North On Level Playing Field With London

29th May 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Addressing The “Fintech Perception Gap” Can Put The North On Level Playing Field With London

(This article was originally posted by Yorkshire Times. Click here to see the original article). Leeds and the North of England could lose out to potential FinTech opportunities if the ‘perception gap’ is not addressed. Speaking to over 300 delegates attending the FinTech North Leeds conference, Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, spoke … Continued

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REGTECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH GIVES DELEGATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE POLICY

22nd May 2019

REGTECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH GIVES DELEGATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE POLICY

The RegTech session at FinTech North Leeds 2019 is hosted by DAC Beachcroft and will feature speakers from banks, building societies, tech companies, and the Financial Conduct Authority The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds will have a dedicated Regulation Technology session for the first time, in partnership with DAC Beachcroft. FinTech North Leeds 2019 will … Continued

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COMPUTERSHARE TO HOST MORTGAGE TECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH LEEDS

COMPUTERSHARE TO HOST MORTGAGE TECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH LEEDS

The Mortgage session at FinTech North Leeds 2019 is hosted by Computershare and will feature speakers from tech and financial services organisations, FinTech startups, building societies and a debt charity.   The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds will feature three distinctive “streams” for the first time, allowing delegates to choose the most relevant sessions to them. … Continued

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