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FinTech North LendTech Forum Event Write Up

7th December 2018

FinTech North LendTech Forum Event Write Up

The Leeds Tech and FS community gathered on the 7th December at Squire Patton Boggs for the FinTech North LendTech Forum. The event provided insight and discussion on the latest developments in lending technology, and was sponsored by Equinti Credit Services.   Paul Anderson from Squire Patton Boggs provided some introductory words sharing how Squire … Continued

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The Manchester Innovation Labs

19th November 2018

The Manchester Innovation Labs

FinTech North would like to make you aware of The Manchester Innovation Labs – an initiative that The University of Manchester has developed for facilitating effective engagement between businesses & academics. The Innovation Labs initiate co-developed research projects that address a business need. The Next Innovation Lab will be on the 23rd January 2019. Here … Continued

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2018 Singapore Fintech Festival – Lagarde Supports State Backed Crypto Currencies

2018 Singapore Fintech Festival – Lagarde Supports State Backed Crypto Currencies

This week Fintech North Director, Daniel Rajkumar attended the 3rdSingapore Fintech Festival. Attracting fintech businesses, entrepreneurs and traditional finance and tech companies from around the world, the event also included high profile key note speakers such as India’s Prime Minister Narinder Modi and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. On the last day of the festival … Continued

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Harrogate Forum: Agenda

9th November 2018

Harrogate Forum: Agenda

FinTech North is proud to announce its debut forum in Harrogate. This event, in partnership with Harrogate Digital and Harrogate Borough Council, will discuss FinTech developments and innovations in the Yorkshire region. Date/Time: Thursday 15th November, 8.15am – 11.00am. Venue: Everyman cinema, Westgate House, Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1HQ Agenda:   8.15. Breakfast & networking   … Continued

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FinTech North showcases 20 FinTechs from 9 countries

FinTech North showcases 20 FinTechs from 9 countries

On 5th-7th November 2018, FinTech North hosted three events across three days in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds to provide an opportunity for UK companies to hear from and engage with 20 visiting FinTechs from 9 countries. Below is the list of FinTech delegates that visited the Northern Powerhouse. Each delegate was keen to develop relationships … Continued

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FinTech North pledges to help support Financial Inclusion focused entrepreneurs

1st November 2018

FinTech North pledges to help support Financial Inclusion focused entrepreneurs

This week’s budget has made many headlines, but a new Financial Inclusion initiative slipped under the radar somewhat. This is a topic close to our hearts at FinTech North and an area where we are keen to pledge our support to FinTech entrepreneurs and initiatives. There was much for the FinTech sector to cheer in … Continued

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Northern FinTechs encouraged to apply for FCA Sandbox

23rd October 2018

Northern FinTechs encouraged to apply for FCA Sandbox

Applications for cohort 5 of the FCA regulatory sandbox are now open and we are encouraging northern FinTech Innovators to apply! This regulatory sandbox allows innovative businesses to test new products or services in the market with real consumers. The sandbox is open to authorised firms, unauthorised firms that require authorisation and technology businesses. It … Continued

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FinTech North Manchester Forum 19/10 – Event review

19th October 2018

FinTech North Manchester Forum 19/10 – Event review

There was a fantastic turnout from the Manchester tech and financial services community on the 19th October for the FinTech North Forum, hosted at Network Marketing‘s offices at Neo. Attendees came together to network and discuss the region’s developments and opportunities for FinTech and innovation, and hear from a number of industry experts discussing the … Continued

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International FinTech Showcase Leeds: Agenda

17th October 2018

International FinTech Showcase Leeds: Agenda

FinTech North is proud to announce the International FinTech Showcase, Leeds. This event, in partnership with DIT and FCO and as part of a three day International Mission, will feature a pitching session from 20 international FinTech start-ups and scale-ups. Date/Time: Wednesday 7th November, 8.15am – 12.00am. Agenda: aql, 11-15 Hunslet Rd, Leeds, LS10 1JQ … Continued

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International FinTech Showcase Manchester: Agenda

International FinTech Showcase Manchester: Agenda

FinTech North is proud to announce the International FinTech Showcase, Manchester. This event, in partnership with DIT and FCO and as part of a three day International Mission, will feature a pitching session from 20 international FinTech start-ups and scale-ups. Date/Time: Tuesday 6th November, 8.15am – 11.00am. Agenda: Barclays Eagle Lab Manchester, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 … Continued

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International FinTech Showcase Liverpool: Agenda

International FinTech Showcase Liverpool: Agenda

FinTech North is proud to announce the International FinTech Showcase, Liverpool. This event, in partnership with DIT and FCO and as part of a three day International Mission, will feature a pitching session from 20 international FinTech start-ups and scale-ups. Date/Time: Monday 5th November, 8.15am – 11.45am. Agenda: Sensor City Liverpool, 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, … Continued

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PRESS RELEASE: Standing room only! – Inaugural FinTech North event in Newcastle a huge success

8th October 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Standing room only! – Inaugural FinTech North event in Newcastle a huge success

PRESS RELEASE: There was standing room only at the very first FinTech North in Newcastle last Friday, 5th October 2018. The events-based community created to support FinTech in the Northern Powerhouse, sold out their first event in the city more than a week before the event which took place at hedgehog lab, the rapidly growing … Continued

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FinTech North Newcastle Forum – Event Write Up

5th October 2018

FinTech North Newcastle Forum – Event Write Up

At the inaugural FinTech North event in Newcastle on Friday 5th October the North East tech and FS community gathered together at Generator Studios to discuss FinTech trends and innovation.

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FinTech North confirms expansion plans as it prepares for 2019

3rd October 2018

FinTech North confirms expansion plans as it prepares for 2019

FinTech North has confirmed it is to expand its events programme to new locations across the north as it seeks to continue its mission to help build the northern FinTech community. In 2019, FinTech North will deliver its most comprehensive events programme ever, with four main conferences to be held in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and … Continued

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NatWest and Northern Powerhouse – AI in FinTech: Universities & Banks Event

26th September 2018

NatWest and Northern Powerhouse – AI in FinTech: Universities & Banks Event

FinTech North Chair Chris Sier will be moderating a panel during a thought leadership event on the 3rd of October at NatWest Rocketspace in Islington, London. Hosted by NatWest and  the Northern Powerhouse, the event will feature senior representatives from Newcastle University, Manchester University and University of Leeds and explore the opportunity for FinTech innovation … Continued

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FinTech North to host trilogy of events for Nordic and Baltic FinTech delegation in November

18th September 2018

FinTech North to host trilogy of events for Nordic and Baltic FinTech delegation in November

This November, FinTech North is delighted to be a part of welcoming a delegation of 20 FinTech scale-ups from the Baltic and Nordic regions to the Northern Powerhouse. The trade mission planned by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will visit three of the north’s major economic regions during … Continued

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FinTech North Manchester Forum

13th September 2018

FinTech North Manchester Forum

FinTech North is proud to announce its debut forum in Manchester. This event, in partnership with Network Marketing, will discuss FinTech developments and innovations in the Greater Manchester region. Venue: Neo, Charlotte Street, M1 4ET, Manchester.  Agenda   8.15: Breakfast & networking   9.00: Luke Freeman, Director, Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North   9.10: Building societies … Continued

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FinTech North September Forum, Leeds: FinTech Innovators

7th September 2018

FinTech North September Forum, Leeds: FinTech Innovators

On the 7th September 2018, the Leeds FinTech community gathered for a morning of networking, insight and discussion. The event was hosted by Addleshaw Goddard. The forum began with a welcome from Julian Wells –he announced that as of today’s forum FinTech North has now run 20 events. Julian was also excited to announce other … Continued

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FinTech North appoints Chris Sier as Chairman

5th September 2018

FinTech North appoints Chris Sier as Chairman

FinTech North has announced the appointment of HM Treasury FinTech Envoy Chris Sier as its Chairman as it prepares to embark on the most ambitious phase of its growth since its inception in 2016. Chris Sier is well known to FinTech North, having delivered a keynote speech at the inaugural conference in 2016 he has … Continued

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Supporting FinTech innovation via industry partnerships  – The University of Manchester

3rd September 2018

Supporting FinTech innovation via industry partnerships  – The University of Manchester

  This blog was written by Rachel Kenyon, Business Engagement Lead for FinTech, LegalTech & Cyber Security, The University of Manchester. It was originally posted on NCUB.co.uk, to see the original post, click here.   The University of Manchester has recognised FinTech as a transformative and fast developing sector and has sought over the past year to … Continued

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