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Re-watch: MIDAS Virtual FinTech Mission

18th September 2020

Re-watch: MIDAS Virtual FinTech Mission

On 15th and 16th September, FinTech North participated in MIDAS’s Manchester Virtual FInTech Mission. MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment promotion agency, has helped hundreds of FinTech and financial services firms successfully establish operations in the city. MIDAS worked with the Department for International Trade, FinTech North and Tech Nation to give attendees and the FinTech North Community the opportunity to … Continued

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Discount for FinTech North Community at AI Tech North 2020

15th September 2020

Discount for FinTech North Community at AI Tech North 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be collaborating with AI Tech North for their 2020 Great Northern Summit, the largest AI community platform in the North UK. This October, the Great Northern Summit is continuing to lead the AI revolution by assembling leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts from within the industry, allowing them to unify … Continued

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Webinar Review: Increasing Resilience in FinTech

14th September 2020

Webinar Review: Increasing Resilience in FinTech

On Friday 11th September, the FinTech North Community came together virtually to discuss Resilience in FinTech. This webinar was supported by key FinTech North supporters RSM UK, as part of Scotland FinTech Festival (7th September – 5th October). If you missed the webinar, or if you’d like to re-cap the discussion around Increasing Resilience, you … Continued

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FinTech North to support MIDAS ‘Virtual FinTech Mission’

24th August 2020

FinTech North to support MIDAS ‘Virtual FinTech Mission’

Home to a thriving £5bn digital ecosystem, Manchester is officially the UK’s Top Digital Tech City (The Data City, 2020) and boasts the largest regional FinTech ecosystem in the UK (Whitecap Consulting, 2020). Attracting the ambitious from around the world – including firms OakNorth, Adyen and Klarna – and with ambitions to create a critical mass of homegrown … Continued

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FinTech North announces calendar of Autumn Webinars

3rd August 2020

FinTech North announces calendar of Autumn Webinars

In the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the world has changed significantly. New trends are materialising in new market conditions. New innovations are changing the way we purchase, save and speculate. FinTech has proved integral to managing finances during lockdown and FinTech adoption is on the rise. FinTech North has also adapted. At the beginning … Continued

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FinTech North Community Survey 2020

16th July 2020

FinTech North Community Survey 2020

Since 2016 FinTech North has hosted over 55 events across the North of England, including 24 events in 2019. Recent events have led to major changes for many organisations, and have created many challenges for events. In addition to commencing joint webinars with some of our key partners, in recent weeks we have helped share … Continued

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Development of FinTech ecosystems – Hear from the FinTech National Network

Development of FinTech ecosystems – Hear from the FinTech National Network

On Thursday 23rd July, FinTech North, along with our partners in the FinTech National Network and Deloitte, will host a webinar to explore the key themes around the development of FinTech ecosystems across the country. FinTech North, Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland, FinTech NI, FinTech Wales, FinTech West and Deloitte will highlight the building blocks and … Continued

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Webinar write-up: How ML & Smart Analytics are helping FinTechs understand their data

9th July 2020

Webinar write-up: How ML & Smart Analytics are helping FinTechs understand their data

On Thursday 9th July the Northern FinTech community gathered to discuss how Machine Learning and Smart Analytics are helping FinTechs understand their data. This webinar was hosted in partnership with Netpremacy. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting and FinTech North, welcomed everybody and provided an overview of FinTech North’s activity, which includes over 56 events … Continued

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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) launches global pandemic impact survey

8th July 2020

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) launches global pandemic impact survey

Together with the World Bank Group and the World Economic Forum, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has launched a global research initiative to collect and analyse timely data related to the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the Fintech Industry. This survey serves as the main data-collection tool and is being administered by the CCAF at the University of Cambridge Judge … Continued

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Webinar review: The Role of FinTech in Personal Debt

28th June 2020

Webinar review: The Role of FinTech in Personal Debt

On Friday 26th June we hosted a webinar on the subject of FinTech and personal debt, the second in a two part series held in partnership with Leeds City Council, following a webinar on business debt held earlier in the month. We have recapped the webinar discussion below and you can view the recording here. … Continued

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FinTech North & Leeds City Council – Business Debt webinar reflections

25th June 2020

FinTech North & Leeds City Council – Business Debt webinar reflections

On Friday 12th June FinTech North hosted a webinar in partnership with Leeds City Council which focused on the topic of business debt / lending, and the role that FinTech can play in this critical area as the UK faces up to the challenges and opportunities of economic recovery. After the event, Julian Wells reflected … Continued

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Webinar review: The Role of FinTech in Business Debt

15th June 2020

Webinar review: The Role of FinTech in Business Debt

On Friday 12th June FinTech North hosted a webinar in partnership with Leeds City Council which focused on the topic of business debt / lending, and the role that FinTech can play in this critical area as the UK faces up to the challenges and opportunities of economic recovery. The speaker panel for this event … Continued

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Take the UK FinTech COVID-19 Impact Survey

2nd June 2020

Take the UK FinTech COVID-19 Impact Survey

FinTech companies from across the UK are asked to respond to a short survey of 14 questions which should take no more than five minutes of your time. Innovate Finance, in collaboration with Tech Nation and the FinTech National Network (which includes FinTech North), is seeking to gather further information on how UK FinTech has been impacted by … Continued

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Webinar Review:  How Google supports FinTechs & the importance of a strategy

Webinar Review: How Google supports FinTechs & the importance of a strategy

On Thursday 28th May FinTech North co-hosted a webinar with Netpremacy, where for the first time we were joined by Google for one of our events. The agenda for the hour long session was: Introduction from Fintech North – Julian Wells, Director, FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting Introduction To Netpremacy: Alastair Lumley, Account Director (FinTech), … Continued

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Webinar Review: How does an Applied Futurist suggest you future-proof your business?

14th May 2020

Webinar Review: How does an Applied Futurist suggest you future-proof your business?

FinTech North teamed up with Whitecap Consulting and FinTech West to host a webinar on 21st May 2020 with Tom Cheesewright, the well known Applied Futurist. The session focused on the topic of future proofing your business, a timely subject in the current environment and also the subject of Tom’s recently published book. You can … Continued

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Webinar Review: FinTech North Emerging Vulnerability Webinar

5th May 2020

Webinar Review: FinTech North Emerging Vulnerability Webinar

On Thursday 30th April we held our first webinar, which was delivered in partnership with EQ Credit Services and attracted around 300 sign ups on the subject of Emerging Vulnerability. this was part of Leeds Digital Festival and UK FinTech Week. The event was facilitated by Julian Wells of FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting, with … Continued

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Report finds Greater Manchester has largest regional FinTech ecosystem

3rd April 2020

Report finds Greater Manchester has largest regional FinTech ecosystem

A new report from Whitecap Consulting has found Greater Manchester is home to a thriving and growing FinTech sector, which (outside London) is the largest regional FinTech ecosystem in England.The report, based on research completed before the Coronavirus outbreak, is the first formal published analysis of the FinTech ecosystem of the Greater Manchester region. It was supported and co-funded by a number of organisations … Continued

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Coronavirus Covid-19 Business Support & FinTech Industry Resources

24th March 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Business Support & FinTech Industry Resources

FinTech North will continue to support the northern FinTech community during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have assembled some useful links to business support and resources. We will be keeping this page updated as the situation develops. Check out what support is available below: FinTech Industry Support:  Innovate Finance FinTech Survey – https://www.innovatefinance.com/uncategorised/how-will-covid-19-impact-your-business/.  Our FinTech National … Continued

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Manchester Conference moved to November

18th March 2020

Manchester Conference moved to November

Following consultation with our event hosts The University of Manchester, we have decided to postpone the 2nd April Manchester Conference in light of the quickly evolving situation regarding the developing COVID-19 outbreak and following the latest government advice. We are really disappointed to postpone one of our showcase events of the year but we are grateful to … Continued

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Leeds FinTech sector continues to strengthen, according to new report

5th March 2020

Leeds FinTech sector continues to strengthen, according to new report

The FinTech sector in Leeds City Region has shown growth in several key areas over the last two years according to a new report published by regional strategy consulting firm Whitecap Consulting, a report which was supported by FinTech North. The report analyses the region’s FinTech ecosystem and represents an update on a previous report … Continued

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FinTech North calls on financial and tech communities to shape Manchester conference

3rd March 2020

FinTech North calls on financial and tech communities to shape Manchester conference

Following the runaway success of two previous conferences in Manchester, FinTech North is returning to the city for its third annual conference on Thursday 2nd April. With a host of FinTech leaders already lined up for Manchester’s conference, the organisers are calling on the financial and tech communities to get involved in shaping the remaining … Continued

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Event Write-up: 1402 Manchester Cloud Forum

17th February 2020

Event Write-up: 1402 Manchester Cloud Forum

On Friday 14th February the FinTech North community gathered in Manchester to discuss the application and development of Cloud Technology. The first ever FinTech North Cloud Forum was hosted by RSM UK and sponsored by cybersecurity and risk mitigation experts NCC Group. Neil Pickles, Partners FS Risk Assurance, welcomed attendees to the event on behalf … Continued

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FinTech Alliance & DIT launch Investment Series to connect FinTechs with Investors

FinTech Alliance & DIT launch Investment Series to connect FinTechs with Investors

FinTech Alliance and the Department of International Trade are holding their first Investment Series.   What is it? A series of events aimed at connecting FinTechs at any stage of their investment journey with investors – supported by government. Including a number of events enabling FinTechs to build relationships with investors. Culminating in a Pitch … Continued

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Event Write-up: Leeds Investment Forum 31/01 2020

31st January 2020

Event Write-up: Leeds Investment Forum 31/01 2020

On 31st January 2020 the FinTech North community gathered at aql in Leeds for the Investment Forum, hosted in partnership with NorthInvest. Julian Wells, Director of FinTech North and Whitecap Consulting, welcomed a sell out crowd to the first FinTech North event of 2020, who had gathered at Salem Chapel to discuss funding and investment … Continued

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FinTech North returns to Whitworth Hall for 2020 Manchester Conference

24th January 2020

FinTech North returns to Whitworth Hall for 2020 Manchester Conference

FinTech North’s third annual Manchester conference will once again be hosted by The University of Manchester on 2nd April, expecting to attract around 300 delegates to the iconic Whitworth Hall for a full day conference featuring a line-up of national and regional FinTech experts and innovators. Attendees at FinTech North will be drawn from the financial … Continued

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New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

18th December 2019

New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

Following the preview launch at FinTech North’s Newcastle seminar in November, Whitecap Consulting has today announced the release of its North East FinTech Ecosystem Report. The North East can offer growing FinTech firms a highly attractive base from which to build their future growth, according to the new report, which analyses the North East FinTech … Continued

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Event Round-up: FinTech North Leeds Seminar 1312

16th December 2019

Event Round-up: FinTech North Leeds Seminar 1312

On Friday 13th December, the FinTech North community gathered for the final event of 2019 at Kirkstall Forge in Leeds. Julian Wells, Director at Whitecap Consulting and FinTech North, opened the event, welcoming attendees before handing over to Joe Roche, Engagement Manager at FinTech North, who gave an overview of FinTech North in 2019 and a look … Continued

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Event Round-up: North East FinTech Ecosystem Research Launch

29th November 2019

Event Round-up: North East FinTech Ecosystem Research Launch

On Thursday 28th November we hosted a FinTech North breakfast seminar to unveil the results of Whitecap’s recent research into the North East FinTech sector. Tasmin Lockwood, a journalist with The Northern Report, wrote the event up and we’re delighted to share it: Whitecap Consulting today gave the North East a first look at its … Continued

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Event Round-up: Yorkshire & North East International FinTech Showcase 27/11

Event Round-up: Yorkshire & North East International FinTech Showcase 27/11

On 27th November 2019, FinTech North hosted an International Delegation of visiting FinTechs as part of a European trade mission to the North of the UK. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting, opened the event with some words of welcome. Chairman of FinTech North, Chris Sier, welcomed everyone to FinTech North’s 50th event as chair, … Continued

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Event Round: Up – North West International FinTech Showcase 26/11

Event Round: Up – North West International FinTech Showcase 26/11

The North West FinTech community welcomed a group of international FinTech visitors on 26th November 2019 as part of a FinTech North event which aimed to showcase opportunities and challenges in the region. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting, kicked off the agenda with an introduction to FinTech North – which was running its 49th … Continued

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