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FinTech North and NayaOne launch digital sandbox & Fintech marketplace to foster innovation for Northern FinTechs

19th July 2022

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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FinTech North Manchester Conference 2022: Re-cap and Re-Watch

25th November 2022

FinTech North Manchester Conference 2022: Re-cap and Re-Watch

On Thursday the 24th of November, over 180 delegates converged on the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall for FinTech North’s fifth annual Manchester conference. Hosted in partnership with The University of Manchester, DARE Technology, Mastercard, Weavr, GFT and Amazon Web Services; the event welcomed a raft of big-hitters, newcomers, and everything in between in the … Continued

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AMBS launches new Centre for Financial Technology (FinTech) Studies

24th November 2022

AMBS launches new Centre for Financial Technology (FinTech) Studies

Alliance Manchester Business School has launched a new specialist centre to accelerate research into financial technology. The Centre for Financial Technology (FinTech) Studies will become a knowledge and research hub for digital advancements in finance, including cryptocurrency, blockchain and artificial intelligence. It will also collaborate with industry partners to provide theoretical insights and practical solutions … Continued

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Apple security experts, Dare Technology, to provide insight into latest cyber trends at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference this November

4th November 2022

Apple security experts, Dare Technology, to provide insight into latest cyber trends at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference this November

FinTech North is delighted to announce Apple security experts, DARE Technology as brand sponsors for our fifth annual Manchester Conference, taking place in just under 3 weeks’ time. The event promises to bring together FinTech leaders and entrepreneurs from across the North for a celebration of the excellent FinTech ecosystem in Greater Manchester – the … Continued

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Mastercard and FinTech North to partner in 2023 to develop and grow FinTech ecosystems

28th October 2022

Mastercard and FinTech North to partner in 2023 to develop and grow FinTech ecosystems

FinTech North is delighted to announce that it will be continuing its partnership with Mastercard, working together across 2023 with Mastercard as a Strategic Partner. Mastercard need no introduction as a global provider of Financial Services and key supporter of the UK FinTech sector. With regional FinTech going from strength to strength, and investment into FinTech … Continued

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FinTech sector in North East to create 2,000+ jobs in 3 years

20th October 2022

FinTech sector in North East to create 2,000+ jobs in 3 years

A new regional growth strategy, developed in response to a national strategic review of FinTech, has identified the opportunity to create more than 2,000 new jobs in the North East by the end of 2025, taking the size of the sector’s employment to more than 7,700 jobs. The new strategy has been developed by Whitecap … Continued

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FinTech North to exhibit at the Open Banking Expo UK event in London on 20th of October – Get a 25% discount on your ticket with our code!

17th October 2022

FinTech North to exhibit at the Open Banking Expo UK event in London on 20th of October – Get a 25% discount on your ticket with our code!

FinTech North and Open Banking Expo, the largest global Open Banking and Open Finance community, have supported each other as media partners since inception. Open Banking Expo organise award-winning, thought-leading conferences around the globe, bringing together innovators, disruptors and visionaries from across the breadth of financial services. This year is no different! The Open Banking … Continued

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FinTech x Gamification: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

13th October 2022

FinTech x Gamification: Re-Cap and Re-Watch

On Thursday the 13th of October, FinTech North and event partners DTM Legal and 300Brains, welcomed the FinTech North community to Barclays Eagle Labs and Avenue HQ’s state of the art ‘The Lobby’ facility in Liverpool for a thought-leading afternoon seminar, exploring the links between FinTech and Gamification.  The event saw over 50 attendees in … Continued

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Meet the Advisory Board: Amy Whitell, CEO and Co-Founder, Collctiv

6th October 2022

Meet the Advisory Board: Amy Whitell, CEO and Co-Founder, Collctiv

Amy Whitell, CEO and Co-Founder of group payments software Collctiv, is one of our valued Advisory Board members here at FinTech North. Along with her colleagues on the board, Amy has been helping to shape the strategy at FinTech North and has been supporting our activity for the past 12 months. We recently sat down … Continued

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Established financial services and FinTech organisations to congregate and support at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference next month

5th October 2022

Established financial services and FinTech organisations to congregate and support at FinTech North’s Manchester Conference next month

With our fifth annual Manchester flagship conference on the horizon, we’re counting down the clock to welcome a cohort of expert speakers from established financial services and FinTech brands operating in the North of England to the North West for a celebration of its illustrious FinTech ecosystem. The event will take place at The University … Continued

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New report will shine light on Leeds FinTech ecosystem

3rd October 2022

New report will shine light on Leeds FinTech ecosystem

Whitecap Consulting, the regional strategy consultancy, is undertaking a project which will result in the publication of a new report analysing the FinTech ecosystem in the Leeds City Region. The project is being conducted in partnership with Leeds City Council, with the support of key regional stakeholders including Leeds Building Society, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Bruntwood SciTech, Cloud Gateway, Equiniti, FinTech North, Leeds City … Continued

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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 Łódź 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 Łódź 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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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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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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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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