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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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Job Ad – Marketing and Event Coordinator – £26k

31st May 2019

Job Ad – Marketing and Event Coordinator – £26k

If you have a passion for fintech, marketing & event management experience, and want a step up in your career, then we have the perfect job for you. Created in 2016, FinTech North supports the Northern Powerhouse community. To date, we have organised over 40 events across the North of England, attracting over 4000 registrations … 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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REGTECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH GIVES DELEGATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE POLICY

22nd May 2019

REGTECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH GIVES DELEGATES THE OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE POLICY

The RegTech session at FinTech North Leeds 2019 is hosted by DAC Beachcroft and will feature speakers from banks, building societies, tech companies, and the Financial Conduct Authority The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds will have a dedicated Regulation Technology session for the first time, in partnership with DAC Beachcroft. FinTech North Leeds 2019 will … Continued

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COMPUTERSHARE TO HOST MORTGAGE TECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH LEEDS

COMPUTERSHARE TO HOST MORTGAGE TECH STREAM AT FINTECH NORTH LEEDS

The Mortgage session at FinTech North Leeds 2019 is hosted by Computershare and will feature speakers from tech and financial services organisations, FinTech startups, building societies and a debt charity.   The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds will feature three distinctive “streams” for the first time, allowing delegates to choose the most relevant sessions to them. … Continued

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STELLAR LINEUP REVEALED FOR FINTECH NORTH’S HOMECOMING

17th May 2019

STELLAR LINEUP REVEALED FOR FINTECH NORTH’S HOMECOMING

The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds conference is set to be the biggest yet   The full agenda has been announced for FinTech North Leeds, with the Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England, Tech Nation, FinTech Scotland, Mastercard, BJSS and First Direct just some of the organisations featured on the line-up, following a sell-out event … Continued

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FinTech North Newcastle Forum 15th May 2019 – Event Round Up

15th May 2019

FinTech North Newcastle Forum 15th May 2019 – Event Round Up

The North East FinTech community gathered on 15th May for the FinTech North Newcastle Forum, a fringe event as part of Newcastle Startup Week. The event was hosted by UNW and supported by Dynamo, Digital Union, Newcastle Startup Week and British Business Bank. Julian Wells, Director FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting kicked off the event … Continued

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Leeds FinTech Day – Event Round Up

3rd May 2019

Leeds FinTech Day – Event Round Up

Leeds FinTech Day was a collaboration between FinTech North, Nexus, and Leeds University Business School and took place on 3rd May 2019 at the new Nexus Building at University of Leeds. The event was one of approximately 35 held around the UK as part of UK FinTech Week, and was also part of Leeds Digital … Continued

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UK FinTech bodies launch National Network

29th April 2019

UK FinTech bodies launch National Network

PRESS RELEASE: Monday 29 April 2019 Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North are delighted to announce the creation of a national network that will encourage innovators up and down the country to connect and form multiple FinTech hubs and centres of excellence. The FinTech National Network will foster collaboration between the hubs and provide … Continued

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FinTech North shortlisted for Leeds Digital Festival Award

FinTech North shortlisted for Leeds Digital Festival Award

FinTech North is delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Facilitator of the Year’ at the Leeds Digital Festival Awards 2019 and to celebrate we are giving away some tickets for our fourth annual Leeds conference and launching a special discount code for Festival attendees.   A special discount for our Leeds conference on 23rd May (£49 … Continued

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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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