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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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Northern Regions unite for major global FinTech event

Northern Regions unite for major global FinTech event

The four main regions in the North of England have announced they are to come together as part of a single presence at the FinTech Connect conference in London on 3-4 December 2019, an which is expected to attract over 6000 people. Greater Manchester, Leeds City Region, Liverpool City Region and North East England will … Continued

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National Pitch Day 18th December – call for northern FinTechs seeking investment!

28th November 2019

National Pitch Day 18th December – call for northern FinTechs seeking investment!

FinTech North is delighted to be working with Innovate Finance and the other members of the FinTech National Network to deliver a National Pitch Day where FinTechs from across the UK will be able to pitch for funding to a group of London-based investors. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to introduce exciting new … Continued

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FinTech North to host International FinTech Trade Mission

19th November 2019

FinTech North to host International FinTech Trade Mission

On the 26th and 27th November a delegation of European FinTech firms will visit Manchester and Leeds where they will have the opportunity to engage with some of the best known financial services brands in the North of England. The trade delegation is being coordinated by Whitecap Consulting and will have the opportunity to connect … Continued

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Event Round-up: FinTech North Liverpool Conference 14/11/19

15th November 2019

Event Round-up: FinTech North Liverpool Conference 14/11/19

LIVERPOOL CONFERENCE PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON STELLAR YEAR FOR UK FINTECH Expert speakers from across UK FinTech spoke today about the contribution Liverpool, the North West, and other regions will make in doubling the size of the sector by 2030. Opening today’s FinTech North Liverpool conference, chairman of FinTech North Chris Sier outlined the progress FinTech … Continued

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Event Round-up: Leeds FraudTech & FinCrime Seminar – 8th November 2019

11th November 2019

Event Round-up: Leeds FraudTech & FinCrime Seminar – 8th November 2019

On the 8th November, FinTech North hosted a FraudTech and Financial Crime seminar at RSM in Leeds, which was supported by RSM and TruNarrative. Our 47th event since 2016 was the second in a two part series, following a successful September seminar at RSM’s Manchester offices. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North, … Continued

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Northern FinTech’s encouraged to apply to FCA’s regulatory sandbox

4th November 2019

Northern FinTech’s encouraged to apply to FCA’s regulatory sandbox

The FCA is now taking applications from businesses to join the latest sandbox cohort. The regulatory sandbox allows businesses to test innovative propositions in the market with real consumers. We encourage Northern UK FinTechs to apply for cohort 6 before the deadline on 31 December 2019. https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/regulatory-sandbox/prepare-application The FCA provide a range of tools to sandbox … Continued

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FinTech North Returns to Liverpool for Second Annual Conference

29th October 2019

FinTech North Returns to Liverpool for Second Annual Conference

Hot on the heels of September’s sold-out inaugural Newcastle conference, FinTech North will be making its way to Liverpool for another full-day FinTech event. The conference will be FinTech North’s fourth major conference in 2019, which has been its most action-packed year so far, and its 47th event since its establishment in 2016. The conference … Continued

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Event Round-up: Open Banking & PSD2 Forum 25th October 2019

25th October 2019

Event Round-up: Open Banking & PSD2 Forum 25th October 2019

FinTech North’s 46th event took place at DLA Piper on Friday 25th October, with a focus on the hot topic of Open Banking and PSD2. Julian Wells, director of FinTech North, welcomed the audience, provided an overview of FinTech North and our events to date, and also mentioned the Whitecap Greater Manchester FinTech Ecosystem Research … Continued

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Event Round-up: Leeds Blockchain Forum

11th October 2019

Event Round-up: Leeds Blockchain Forum

On Friday 11th October the FinTech North community came together at Squire Patton Boggs Leeds to discuss all things Blockchain! Julian Wells welcomed people on behalf of FinTech North, outlining the purpose of FinTech North and giving a nod to the FinTech National Network which met for the second time is Glasgow. (To find out … Continued

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Event Round-up: FinTech National Network Symposium – Glasgow

10th October 2019

Event Round-up: FinTech National Network Symposium – Glasgow

The first ever FinTech National Network Symposium took place on Thursday 10th October at the University of Strathclyde’s impressive Technology & Innovation Centre. Guests from up and down the country, representing a snapshot of the National Fintech landscape, joined us in Glasgow. The event was kindly supported by Glasgow City Innovation District and BJSS. Chris … Continued

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First FinTech National Network Symposium to take place in Glasgow

3rd October 2019

First FinTech National Network Symposium to take place in Glasgow

The first ever FinTech National Network Symposium, bringing together the various FinTech bodies from across the UK, will take place in Glasgow on the 10th of October 2019b hosted by FinTech Scotland. The symposium is being held at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre which has played a leading global role in developing … Continued

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Newcastle Conference – Event Roundup

26th September 2019

Newcastle Conference – Event Roundup

Our first ever FinTech North conference in the North East brought together the region’s financial services and technology community. A sell-out crowd gathered at Sage HQ to hear from some of the region’s most established tech companies, trade bodies and academics, along with the North East’s most exciting FinTech startups. CEO of Atom Bank, Mark … Continued

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North East by North West; a week or so as Engagement Manager

20th September 2019

North East by North West; a week or so as Engagement Manager

My first week at FinTech North was a bit of a whirlwind! Starting last Wednesday, following a blissful bit of balearic sun, sea and cervesas, my first engagement took me up to Newcastle to meet with the hosts and sponsors of our first Newcastle conference, SAGE. Tom and I met with Chris Latimer, Clare Dransfield … Continued

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FinTech Alliance 25% discount for FinTech North community

FinTech Alliance 25% discount for FinTech North community

FinTech North is proudly partnering with FinTech Alliance to support the growth of the UK FinTech sector. The initiative gives companies a greater voice both domestically and internationally to tell their story, raise brand awareness, raise capital, find talent and explore business opportunities.     To celebrate this partnership, we are offering an exclusive reduced … Continued

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FinTech North, Leeds – Event Round Up

18th September 2019

FinTech North, Leeds – Event Round Up

On Wednesday 18th September, the FinTech North community gathered once more to network and discuss industry developments. Today’s event was hosted in partnership with KPMG and featured some fantastic speakers representing a great cross-section of the FinTech North community. Here’s a roundup of what went on and what was said so you can catch up … 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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FraudTech and Financial Crime proving to be a hot topic for FinTech North community in Manchester

28th August 2019

FraudTech and Financial Crime proving to be a hot topic for FinTech North community in Manchester

The 13th September will see FinTech North return to Manchester for an eagerly awaited FraudTech and Financial Crime event hosted by RSM and sponsored by RSM and MERJE. Over 120 people have already registered to attend from a range of financial services institutions, startups and scaleups as well as fraud and financial crime specialists from … Continued

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Open Up Challenge 2020 launches to encourage Open Banking innovation for consumers

15th August 2019

Open Up Challenge 2020 launches to encourage Open Banking innovation for consumers

FinTech North is delighted to be working with  Nesta Challenges on the roll-out of the Open Up Challenge 2020 and hopes to encourage the northern FinTech community to take part. We will be welcoming Nesta Challenges to our events in Manchester and Leeds in September 2019. Open Up Challenge 2020 is open for applications and … Continued

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North East FinTech community to come together at symposium in September hosted by FinTech North and Sage

7th August 2019

North East FinTech community to come together at symposium in September hosted by FinTech North and Sage

FinTech North, the event-based community for the North of England, has announced it is to host its first full-day conference in the North East at Sage’s UK head office in Newcastle on 25th September 2019. The conference, which is free to attend, will feature high profile speakers from the UK FinTech sector alongside some of … Continued

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More UK FinTech associations join the FinTech National Network

19th July 2019

More UK FinTech associations join the FinTech National Network

18th July 2019 – The inaugural meeting of the FinTech National Network in Manchester welcomed three new hubs as Network partners. FinTech Northern Ireland, FinTech Wales and FinTech West joined the Network, which is establishing a framework of engagement across the UK. Launched during UK FinTech Week by Innovate Finance, FinTech North and FinTech Scotland in … 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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Manchester Forum 7/6/19: FinTech Skills

7th June 2019

Manchester Forum 7/6/19: FinTech Skills

The latest FinTech North seminar to take place in Manchester was hosted in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and focused on FinTech skills, and the challenge of how universities and businesses can work together more effectively. Luke Freeman, who heads Whitecap Consulting’s Manchester office, opened the event by welcoming the audience and explaining Whitecap’s role … 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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Addressing the ‘FinTech perception gap’ can put the north on a level playing field with London

24th May 2019

Addressing the ‘FinTech perception gap’ can put the north on a level playing field with London

Speakers at the sold-out FinTech North Leeds event yesterday addressed the challenges and opportunities for the sector in the region and beyond. The ‘perception gap’ – where the vast assets of Leeds, the North, and elsewhere outside of London are not known or under-appreciated or are seen as too far away – can cause lost … Continued

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