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FinTech North Manchester Conference 2019: Event Report

18th April 2019

FinTech North Manchester Conference 2019: Event Report

Speakers from across politics, business, finance and academia addressed a 360 strong audience in the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall to discuss the FinTech ecosystem in Manchester and the North as a whole.

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FinTech Beyond Financial Services: UK Fintech Mission to Spain and Portugal – June 2019

8th April 2019

FinTech Beyond Financial Services: UK Fintech Mission to Spain and Portugal – June 2019

Department for International Trade (DIT) teams at the British Embassy in Madrid and the British Embassy in Lisbon are organising a UK Fintech Mission to Spain and Portugal in June 2019.   This Mission is an excellent opportunity for UK FinTechs interested in expanding their business in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. DIT is offering … Continued

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Blockchain Seminar – Event Write Up

28th March 2019

Blockchain Seminar – Event Write Up

FinTech North held its debut event in Bradford on 28th March 2019 with an event focused on blockchain technology, its opportunities and use cases. Julian Wells kicked off the event with an overview of FinTech North’s activity to date as well as its upcoming events, including the Manchester Conference on the 17th April and Leeds … Continued

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The future of Payments, Lending and SME banking to take centre stage at FinTech North Manchester

22nd March 2019

The future of Payments, Lending and SME banking to take centre stage at FinTech North Manchester

FinTech North is pleased to announce speakers from Equiniti and MYPINPAD on the topics of the future of lending and payments. The agenda for its Manchester conference on 17th April continues to take shape following the recent announcement of an SME banking panel session. Richard Carter, Managing Director of Equiniti Credit Services, will speak on … Continued

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Mortgages Special Interest Group 19/03, Manchester – Event write up

19th March 2019

Mortgages Special Interest Group 19/03, Manchester – Event write up

Members of the northern mortgage community gathered on 19th March to network and discuss FinTech and innovation in the mortgage market, a huge sector within the financial services industry and one that is going through an exciting phase of digital development. Julian Wells, director of Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North, opened the event with an … Continued

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EY to host SME banking panel at the FinTech North Manchester Conference

14th March 2019

EY to host SME banking panel at the FinTech North Manchester Conference

FinTech North’s showpiece conference in Manchester on 17th April is to feature an expert panel on the hot topic of the future of SME banking, which will be hosted and facilitated by EY and will feature a number of established industry experts. The second annual Manchester Conference takes place at University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall … Continued

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Free entry to FinTech North 2019 conferences for FinTech Start Ups

6th March 2019

Free entry to FinTech North 2019 conferences for FinTech Start Ups

As part of our mission to support FinTech growth in the north, we are providing start-up FinTechs with free places to the FinTech North 2019 conferences in Manchester – 17th April, and Leeds – 23rd May.

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FinTech North & FinTech Scotland to partner in 2019

28th February 2019

FinTech North & FinTech Scotland to partner in 2019

FinTech North and FinTech Scotland, two of the UK’s leading lights in FinTech outside of London, are to collaborate across a number of initiatives over the course of 2019. FinTech Scotland’s CEO, Stephen Ingledew, will deliver a keynote at FinTech North’s full day conferences in Manchester and Leeds, which take place on 17th April and 23rd May respectively. Stephen will share the FinTech Scotland story so … Continued

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Leeds Forum February 2019 Write Up

27th February 2019

Leeds Forum February 2019 Write Up

The Leeds FinTech community gathered on 27th February to network and discuss opportunities and innovations in the financial services and tech sectors.

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Open Banking Expo and FinTech North announce collaboration for 2019

25th February 2019

Open Banking Expo and FinTech North announce collaboration for 2019

As the race for true FinTech innovation hots up, Open Banking Expo and FinTech North have announced an agreement to partner in 2019 with the aim of sharing and promoting innovation and best practice in the financial services technology market. Launched in 2018, Open Banking Expo operates a publishing platform and a number of primarily … Continued

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University of Manchester to host FinTech North conference in April at iconic Whitworth Hall

22nd February 2019

University of Manchester to host FinTech North conference in April at iconic Whitworth Hall

FinTech North’s second annual Manchester conference will once again be hosted by University of Manchester on 17th 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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UK FinTech Census 2019

20th February 2019

UK FinTech Census 2019

We would like to encourage the northern FinTech community to participate in the Treasury’s UK FinTech Census 2019. The Census is being run by EY with a purpose to create an accurate fact-base for the sector, so the Treasury can use the data to inform its support for Fintech. It follows the first census from 2017, which helped inform … Continued

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We’re hiring – Marketing and Events Coordinator

18th February 2019

We’re hiring – Marketing and Events Coordinator

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Marketing and Events Coordinator to join FinTech North! FinTech North was created in 2016 to support the FinTech community in the Northern Powerhouse. To date, we have organised over 30 events across the North of England, attracting over 2200 registrations from a wide range of businesses. We have … Continued

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UK-Australia/Hong Kong FinTech Bridge Pilot Program: March – November 2019

31st January 2019

UK-Australia/Hong Kong FinTech Bridge Pilot Program: March – November 2019

The UK’s Department for International Trade welcomes applications from growth-stage FinTech companies from the UK wishing to expand their business into Australia and Hong Kong. 

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FinTech North Partners with Innovate Finance Global Summit 2019

28th January 2019

FinTech North Partners with Innovate Finance Global Summit 2019

FinTech North is delighted to announce it will once again be partnering with Innovate Finance in 2019, with the aim of supporting FinTech collaboration and innovation on a regional, national and international basis.  The partnership will see senior representatives from Innovate Finance attending and speaking at the Fintech North 2019 Conferences, while FinTech North will also participate … Continued

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Launch of the Global RegTech Industry Benchmarking Survey

24th January 2019

Launch of the Global RegTech Industry Benchmarking Survey

FinTech North has been delighted to welcome several of the FinTech masters students from Manchester Metropolitan University to our events over recent months, and we are pleased to share some information on behalf of one of these students. Altantsetseg (Tsegi) Ganbold has shared with us a RegTech survey that will help form the basis of … Continued

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FinTech North announces Leeds & Manchester conference dates

18th January 2019

FinTech North announces Leeds & Manchester conference dates

FinTech North has announced its first two major conferences of 2019, which will take place in Manchester and Leeds respectively. The Manchester conference will take place on Wednesday 17th April and will be hosted at University of Manchester’s iconic Whitworth Hall. The Leeds conference will be on Thursday 23rd May and will this year take … Continued

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Compliance in a Digital World – event review

17th January 2019

Compliance in a Digital World – event review

The first FinTech North event of 2019 was a special interest group focusing on compliance and RegTech, hosted in partnership with Yorkshire Building Society, entitled ‘Compliance in a Digital World’. The event was fully subscribed several weeks in advance and the on-the-day audience of 70 people included numerous new attendees from the compliance and risk … Continued

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UK organisations invited to pitch at February FinTech North events

21st December 2018

UK organisations invited to pitch at February FinTech North events

From 12-14th February, a delegation of 20 European FinTech firms will visit the Northern Powerhouse spending three days across the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds. FinTech North will once again be hosting events over the course of the visit, which will showcase the visiting FinTechs, and also selected UK organisations.

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FinTech North LendTech Forum Event Write Up

7th December 2018

FinTech North LendTech Forum Event Write Up

The Leeds Tech and FS community gathered on the 7th December at Squire Patton Boggs for the FinTech North LendTech Forum. The event provided insight and discussion on the latest developments in lending technology, and was sponsored by Equinti Credit Services.

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