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Established financial services and FinTech organisations to congregate and support at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference next month

5th October 2022

Established financial services and FinTech organisations to congregate and support at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference next month

With our fifth annual Manchester flagship conference on the horizon, we’re counting down the clock to welcome a cohort of expert speakers from established financial services and FinTech brands operating in the North of England to the North West for a celebration of its illustrious FinTech ecosystem. The event will take place at The University … Continued

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International FinTech Showcase, as part of Leeds Digital Festival: Re-cap

29th September 2022

International FinTech Showcase, as part of Leeds Digital Festival: Re-cap

On the 29th of September, FinTech North and partners, Squire Patton Boggs welcomed a delegation of 7 visiting Polish Tech and FinTech companies to Leeds alongside a raft of established financial services brands in the area for our International FinTech Showcase, as part of Leeds Digital Festival. Following our visit to Łódź earlier this May, … Continued

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Partner Profile: DTM Legal with Kate Roberts, Partner

27th September 2022

Partner Profile: DTM Legal with Kate Roberts, Partner

FinTech North recently sat down with Kate Roberts, Partner at DTM Legal to introduce the North West law firm, the work they do in the sector and to hear what Kate thinks about the future of FinTech. To listen and view the recording, check out the YouTube link below. We have also produced a write-up … Continued

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Polish FinTechs from the City of Łódź to converge on Leeds for FinTech Norths International FinTech Showcase, as part of Leeds Digital Festival

20th September 2022

Polish FinTechs from the City of Łódź to converge on Leeds for FinTech Norths International FinTech Showcase, as part of Leeds Digital Festival

FinTech North has welcomed speakers to our events from more than 20 different countries over recent years, and this month we’re delighted to be helping host a delegation from Lodz, following our participation in a FinTech conference in Poland earlier this year. In May, Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North and Dan … Continued

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The Video Meeting Fallacy: Why video alone isn’t enough

10th August 2022

The Video Meeting Fallacy: Why video alone isn’t enough

Unblu, the conversational and collaboration platform for financial institutions, were one of the event partners at our Leeds Conference this year. In this article, Danny Baggs, Director of Marketing UK, Unblu highlights how the pandemic accelerated digital transformation, how customer expectations have since changed and how to overcome the “video meeting fallacy”. Why video alone … Continued

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Innovate Finance release Summer Investment Report for 2022

28th July 2022

Innovate Finance release Summer Investment Report for 2022

Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the UK FinTech industry, has recently released their Summer Investment Report for 2022. The report outlines the investment landscape for the first half of 2022. The data presents proof of continued growth of levels of investment in the first 6 months of 2022, on the back of a record-breaking … Continued

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FinTech North Newcastle Conference: Re-cap and Re-watch

19th July 2022

FinTech North Newcastle Conference: Re-cap and Re-watch

On Thursday 14th July, the Northern FinTech Community came together in Central Newcastle for FinTech North’s first physical conference in the North-East Since 2019. Over 130 people joined the event in person at the Common Room of the Great North in the old mining and mechanical engineering institute, for what was a resounding celebration of … Continued

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FinTech North and NayaOne launch digital sandbox & Fintech marketplace to foster innovation for Northern FinTechs

FinTech North and NayaOne launch digital sandbox & Fintech marketplace to foster innovation for Northern FinTechs

Today, FinTech North is announcing a new partnership with global digital sandbox provider NayaOne, which will see the two organisations build a dedicated marketplace for Northern FinTechs to showcase their capabilities, access datasets and test ideas. The new platform, which will launch this summer, will provide an exclusive environment for the FinTech North community to … Continued

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Partner Profile: GFT – Pete Coulter, UK Regional Director

25th March 2022

Partner Profile: GFT – Pete Coulter, UK Regional Director

FinTech North recently sat down with Pete Coulter, UK Regional Director at GFT to hear about their recent move to Manchester and their initiatives in the area. Additionally, it’s a great chance to get acquainted with the work of GFT, how FinTech North will be working alongside them and also to hear Pete’s thoughts on … Continued

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FinTech North Leeds Conference 2022: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

17th March 2022

FinTech North Leeds Conference 2022: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

On the 17th of March, we welcomed over 150 delegates from the Northern FinTech community to aql‘s impressive Salem Chapel. It was great to see some new and familiar faces at our first physical event in the city since 2019. A huge thank you to our sponsors; TruNarrative, LION+MASON, Leeds City Council, Unblu and Squire … Continued

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Lloyds Banking Group launch 3 new challenges as part of their Innovation Lab Programme, FinTech applications encouraged

11th March 2022

Lloyds Banking Group launch 3 new challenges as part of their Innovation Lab Programme, FinTech applications encouraged

Lloyds Banking Group have launched the innovation lab programme in 2022, building on the successful launch last year. It offers ambitious companies and individuals the chance to run a proof of concept in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group (LBG). LBG believe better collaboration with FinTechs and InsurTechs is key to delivering exceptional service across the … Continued

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Partner Profile: Squire Patton Boggs – Paul Mann, European Head of Private Equity

4th March 2022

Partner Profile: Squire Patton Boggs – Paul Mann, European Head of Private Equity

FinTech North recently sat down with Paul Mann, Head of Private Equity at Squire Patton Boggs to allow a chance for our community to get acquainted with the law firm and the work they do the sector as well as hear Pauls views on the future of FinTech. To listen and view the recording, check … Continued

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Innovate Finance announce the return of the IFGS, FinTech North to support this April

2nd March 2022

Innovate Finance announce the return of the IFGS, FinTech North to support this April

The IFGS returns to the historic Guildhall in the City of London and will welcome the brightest and best from the FinTech ecosystem to discuss and debate the crucial issues facing the sector and beyond. The flagship event is hosted by Innovate Finance and takes place on Monday 4th & 5thApril 2022.       … Continued

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Re-Cap: FinTech North Hull Forum 11th February

11th February 2022

Re-Cap: FinTech North Hull Forum 11th February

FinTech North headed to Hull for the first time in our existence last Friday. We launched our Hull Forum, in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs, which saw around over 20 delegates from across the UK make their way east to C4DI’s Media Suite in Hull. We would like to say a big thank-you to our … Continued

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Meet the Advisory Board: Kevin Mountford

7th February 2022

Meet the Advisory Board: Kevin Mountford

Kevin Mountford is the Co-Founder of Raisin UK and one of our valued Advisory Board members here at FinTech North. We recently sat down with Kevin to allow him to introduce himself to our community as well as to discuss FinTech and the future of FinTech North. Click the video below to watch the full … Continued

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Partner Profile – Maxim Cohen, The UK Adviser Group

1st February 2022

Partner Profile – Maxim Cohen, The UK Adviser Group

We recently sat down with our partners – The UK Adviser Group, a FinTech-driven full-service franchise model for mortgage and finance professionals. It was a great opportunity for us to speak with Founder and CEO, Maxim Cohen on the story and background of The UK Adviser Group and their support here at FinTech North. The … Continued

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Re-Cap: FinTech Funding Forum 27th January

27th January 2022

Re-Cap: FinTech Funding Forum 27th January

On the 27th of January, we welcomed over 30 delegates to Avenue HQ in Leeds for our FinTech Funding Forum, in collaboration with Barclays Eagle Labs and Leeds City Council. The interactive event aimed to connect investors & entrepreneurs, showcase innovative companies at different stages of the funding journey whilst addressing the funding landscape in … Continued

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FinTech North Community Survey 2022

13th January 2022

FinTech North Community Survey 2022

In 2021, FinTech North continued to adapt to new ways of working. We held 16 events throughout the year, including virtual events focusing on the Future of Savings and the Future of Mortgages before our return to face-to-face networking in the form of our hybrid Manchester conference. Throughout the year, we strived to engage with our community and … Continued

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Partner Profile – Manila McLean, Chief Information Officer, Newcastle Strategic Solutions

11th January 2022

Partner Profile – Manila McLean, Chief Information Officer, Newcastle Strategic Solutions

FinTech North recently sat down with Manila McLean, Chief Information Officer at Newcastle Strategic Solutions, to get to know the business better and to raise awareness amongst the Northern FinTech community about the work NSS do in the ecosystem. To listen to and view the recording, just click the image below. We have also produced … Continued

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FinTech Investment outside London increases by 237% amid record year in UK annual FinTech investment in 2021

7th January 2022

FinTech Investment outside London increases by 237% amid record year in UK annual FinTech investment in 2021

New data released by Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the UK FinTech industry, has revealed the 2021 UK and global FinTech investment trends. The data presents another milestone year for FinTech in the UK off the back of the Kalifa Review at the start of 2021. The UK FinTech scene continues its impressive year-on-year … Continued

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Next-Up present “Confidence to Grow” – a project designed for entrepreneurs to grow their business

6th January 2022

Next-Up present “Confidence to Grow” – a project designed for entrepreneurs to grow their business

Are you a Leeds-based entrepreneur or early start-up seeking professional advice and mentoring? Look no further than Next-Up’s “Confidence To Grow” 3 month project – designed to help take your business to the next level. Here at FinTech North, we strive to provide our community with opportunities that aid in developing the Northern FinTech ecosystem. … Continued

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Meet the Advisory Board: Richard Carter

4th January 2022

Meet the Advisory Board: Richard Carter

Richard Carter is one of our valued Advisory Board members at FinTech North. Along with his colleagues, Richard has been helping to shape the strategy at FinTech North and has been supporting our activity for the past 6 months. Richard is a familiar face to many in the FinTech North community, being the former Managing … Continued

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Meet the Advisory Board – Maria Harris, Digital Cat Consultancy

6th December 2021

Meet the Advisory Board – Maria Harris, Digital Cat Consultancy

Maria Harris is one of our valued advisory board here at FinTech North. We recently sat down with her to give her an opportunity to introduce herself and Digital Cat Consultancy to our community. A link to the full interview can be found here, or by clicking on the image below. Tell us about yourself … Continued

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Meet the Advisory Board – Chelsea Boothroyd, NEXUS

Meet the Advisory Board – Chelsea Boothroyd, NEXUS

Chelsea Boothroyd is one of our valued advisory board at FinTech North. She recently took the time to give us a brief introduction about herself and her role at both FinTech North and Nexus. The full interview was recorded for the benefit of our community. To watch, simply click the image below. Tell us about … Continued

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