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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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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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