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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 Lodz 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 Lodz 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 Antipodean Sandbox: International Trade and FinTech in Australia

15th September 2022

The Antipodean Sandbox: International Trade and FinTech in Australia

I was recently lucky enough to be invited by Department for International Trade (DIT) to attend and participate on their FinTech Trade Mission to Australia. On both a personal and professional level, this was super exciting for me, as on behalf of FinTech North I helped to deliver some virtual trade mission activity in collaboration … 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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Manchester Conference 2022

2nd August 2022

Manchester Conference 2022

We can’t wait to welcome you to Whitworth Hall for our annual Manchester Conference, this November! More information on the event will be made available soon. Would you like to get involved as a speaker or sponsor? Please contact FinTech North Engagement Manager Joe Roche (joe@fintechnorth.uk)

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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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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 takes part in FinTech & E-Commerce Conference in Łódź

27th May 2022

FinTech North takes part in FinTech & E-Commerce Conference in Łódź

FinTech North was recently invited to take part in the inaugural FinTech & E-Commerce Linking Days 2022, hosted in the city of Łódź. We attended and contributed to the two day conference as part of a northern delegation. This conference represented a significant milestone for the city of Łódź, as it was the first major … 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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North East to develop 3 year FinTech strategy

7th April 2022

North East to develop 3 year FinTech strategy

Whitecap Consulting, the regional strategy consultancy and co-founder of FinTech North, is collaborating with key regional stakeholders across the public, private and higher education sectors on an expansion plan for growth and jobs in the North East FinTech sector. FinTech North is delighted to be supporting this project, which is well timed in the run … 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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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 partners with digital transformation specialist GFT

24th March 2022

FinTech North partners with digital transformation specialist GFT

Global digital transformation specialist GFT joins forces with FinTech North, following the opening of its Manchester Innovation Hub in September last year. Working alongside the well-known platform, GFT will assist with its continued support of the best and brightest fintech businesses across the region. Employing more than 8,000 people globally, GFT advises and supports some … 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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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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