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FinTech South conference is key feature of DIT’s Atlanta FinTech Mission

6th April 2018

FinTech South conference is key feature of DIT’s Atlanta FinTech Mission

As part of our efforts to support FinTech growth on a national and international basis, FinTech North would like to extend an invitation for you to apply to for a FinTech Mission to Atlanta, USA. The mission will take place on the 7th – 8th May 2018 and is supported by the Department for International … Continued

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DIT offers Money 20/20 opportunity for Northern Powerhouse FinTechs

3rd April 2018

DIT offers Money 20/20 opportunity for Northern Powerhouse FinTechs

FinTech North would like to extend an invite for you to apply to attend Money20/20 Europe 2018 with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT). DIT plan to partner with the event in Amsterdam to support UK businesses to attend and explore international opportunities and would be interested in an application from your company. DIT aims to … Continued

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Vocalink will sponsor FinTech North Leeds conference for the second year running

Vocalink will sponsor FinTech North Leeds conference for the second year running

Vocalink has once again been announced as a sponsor of FinTech North’s showpiece Leeds conference. For the second consecutive year, the payments technology company has confirmed it will be supporting the annual FinTech North conference in Leeds. The conference takes place on 26th April and features speakers from across the FinTech industry covering a range … Continued

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Womble Bond Dickinson sponsors FinTech North Leeds 2018

Womble Bond Dickinson sponsors FinTech North Leeds 2018

Global law firm joins the growing list of FinTech North Leeds sponsors for April 2018.   FinTech North is delighted to announce that Womble Bond Dickinson will sponsor this year’s FinTech North Leeds conference. The transatlantic law firm will be a brand partner for the event and will also be the sponsor of the post … Continued

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Fintech North partners with TISA for 2018 conferences

27th March 2018

Fintech North partners with TISA for 2018 conferences

  FinTech North is proud to be collaborating with TISA (Tax Incentivised Savings Association) this year as both organisations look to facilitate knowledge share in the northern FinTech sector. In a letter to TISA members, Director General David Dalton-Brown wrote: “TISA is teaming up with FinTech North to launch the Northern hub of our TISA … Continued

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Fiserv sponsors FinTech North

Fiserv sponsors FinTech North

FinTech North is delighted to announce Fiserv, the global financial technology provider, as a sponsor of its forthcoming Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool conferences.   This will be the first year Fiserv has been involved in FinTech North, which is the Northern Powerhouse’s pre-eminent FinTech conference series and expects to attract 800 attendees across events in … Continued

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Leeds FinTech Day Event Write Up

23rd March 2018

Leeds FinTech Day Event Write Up

On the 23rd March 2018, industry professionals gathered for Leeds Fintech Day, organised by FinTech North and University of Leeds, supported by Leeds City Council, Department for International Trade and Squire Patton Boggs. David Hogg, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Leeds kicked off the event by welcoming attendees and thanking FinTech North and the … Continued

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Want to Know What the Future Holds? FinTech North at Innovate Finance Global Summit

22nd March 2018

Want to Know What the Future Holds? FinTech North at Innovate Finance Global Summit

IFGS2018 – review by Georgina Mitchell, of rebuildingsociety.com, InvestUp, and FinTech North Want to know what the future holds? Let’s first take a journey into the past… In one of The City’s most historic settings, the London Guildhall, the Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) 2018 prepared to set out what the future may hold for … Continued

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FinTech North Partners with Tech City UK

21st March 2018

FinTech North Partners with Tech City UK

FinTech North is proud to announce a collaboration with Tech City UK, with the aim of accelerating FinTech growth in the north.     The announcement comes as both organisations deliver key FinTech events in Leeds and Manchester over the coming months. Tech City UK is running an exclusive Founder’s Network event on “The Next … Continued

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CBI joins forces with FinTech North for 2018 Conferences

CBI joins forces with FinTech North for 2018 Conferences

FinTech North is partnering with CBI for all three of its 2018 conferences across the Northern Powerhouse. FinTech North is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Confederation of British Industry, (CBI,) for our forthcoming Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool conferences. Our collaboration will involve the CBI joining the speaker line up at each … Continued

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Northern Powerhouse Partnership Chief Executive to speak at FinTech North

14th March 2018

Northern Powerhouse Partnership Chief Executive to speak at FinTech North

Henri Murison, Chief Executive of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has been announced as one of the keynote speakers at each of the three forthcoming FinTech North conferences. FinTech North, the Northern Powerhouse’s pre-eminent FinTech conference expects to attract 800 attendees across events in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Henri Murison, Chief Executive of the Northern Powerhouse … Continued

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Leeds FinTech North Agenda Announced

12th March 2018

Leeds FinTech North Agenda Announced

The agenda for next month’s Leeds FinTech North has been unveiled.   VIEW THE LEEDS 2018 AGENDA It is with great excitement that we announce details of the agenda for the upcoming Leeds FinTech North conference, scheduled to take place on Thursday 26th April, as part of the Leeds Digital Festival. The event, which will … Continued

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Why We Need Diversity In FinTech, by Chris Sier

1st March 2018

Why We Need Diversity In FinTech, by Chris Sier

Chris Sier, FinTech Envoy for the Northern Powerhouse recently spoke at our February Seminar: Women in FinTech (North). This is a transcript of Chris’ keynote speech.  When I was asked to speak at this event my first thought was “Who am I to stand in front of you and talk about diversity?” I mean, just … Continued

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Women in FinTech (North) – Event Write Up

23rd February 2018

Women in FinTech (North) – Event Write Up

On 23rd February 2018, the FinTech North community gathered to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing women in finance and FinTech.     The event took place at Leeds Beckett University and was chaired by Laura Bailey, Founder of Qadre & Spokesperson for the British Blockchain Association. Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap and FinTech North opened the event thanking Leeds Beckett University, Leeds City Council, … Continued

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FinTech North at the Innovate Finance Global Summit

21st February 2018

FinTech North at the Innovate Finance Global Summit

FinTech North will be at the Innovate Finance Global Summit next month. Earlier this month, we reported on our new partnership with Innovate Finance and explained the upcoming Innovate Finance Global Summit. Members of the FinTech North community will receive a 25% discount on the advertised price when registering to attend, an opportunity not to … Continued

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Leeds FinTech Day on 23rd March

20th February 2018

Leeds FinTech Day on 23rd March

On Friday March 23rd, FinTech North and the University of Leeds are hosting a Leeds FinTech Day as part of UK FinTech Week.   The event will be supported by Leeds City Council, the Leeds City Regional Local Enterprise Partnership, the Department for International Trade and proudly sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs. Leeds FinTech Day will be … Continued

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FinTech North 2018 conferences – registration OPEN

9th February 2018

FinTech North 2018 conferences – registration OPEN

As you may have seen in the news recently, FinTech North is expanding in 2018. FinTech North has experienced consistent growth since its inception in 2015, and today we deliver annual conferences, monthly seminars and have supported wider international initiatives with partners including the Department for International Trade. As part of our expansions we are … Continued

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Innovate Finance Global Summit –  19th-20th March

7th February 2018

Innovate Finance Global Summit – 19th-20th March

FinTech North is proud to partnering with Innovate Finance in 2018.   On the 19th-20th of March, Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018 will convene the global FinTech community to the FinTech capital of the world: London. The summit will bring together over 2500 business leaders, FinTech entrepreneurs, policymakers and regulators, the investor community and the … Continued

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FinTech North Partners With Innovate Finance 2018

5th February 2018

FinTech North Partners With Innovate Finance 2018

We are delighted to announce we have entered into a partnership agreement with Innovate Finance in 2018, with the aim of supporting FinTech collaboration and innovation on a regional and national basis. The partnership will see Innovate Finance speak at each of the three FinTech North conferences this year, which take place in Leeds (26th … Continued

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Women in FinTech (North) – 23rd February

23rd January 2018

Women in FinTech (North) – 23rd February

Following the successful January seminar, FinTech North and Leeds City Council are proud to announce,  Women in FinTech (North) February Seminar, happening on the 23rd February 2018.   This event, hosted at Leeds Beckett University is for anyone interested in the region’s FS and FinTech ecosystem and will be championing diversity in the northern fintech sector.  … Continued

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FinTech North Leeds – January Seminar

15th January 2018

FinTech North Leeds – January Seminar

Over 110 attendees came together for the latest FinTech North seminar on January 12th 2018. The event was supported by Leeds City Council, Curo and Equiniti, featured five FinTech pitches, and was hosted by the Open Data Institute in Leeds.   Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting, chaired the event and welcomed guests by giving … Continued

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FinTech North January Seminar – 12th January 2018

2nd January 2018

FinTech North January Seminar – 12th January 2018

Following the successful December seminar last month, FinTech North and Leeds City Council are proud to announce the FinTech North January Seminar, happening on the 12th January 2018.   Hosted by Open Data Institute, this event is for anyone interested in the region’s FS and FinTech scene and will begin with a networking breakfast at 8.30am. We … Continued

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FinTech North December Seminar

11th December 2017

FinTech North December Seminar

On 8th December, FinTech North held its December seminar at Platform in Leeds – a new flagship building in the heart of Leeds, featuring an impressive tech hub.   The event focused on more specific developments in FinTech such as ICOs, Innovative Finance ISAs and peer-to-peer lending. The event began with a neworking breakfast before Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap … Continued

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A Date for the Diaries: FinTech North December

24th November 2017

A Date for the Diaries: FinTech North December

On Friday 8th December, FinTech North will be hosting another event in Leeds city centre.   The seminar, scheduled to take place between 8:30am and 11am at Platform, is ideal for financial directors, accountants, independent financial advisors and wealth managers with an interest in the industry. As with the other recent FinTech North events, December’s gathering … Continued

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FinTech North November

14th November 2017

FinTech North November

On Friday 10th November, 74 representatives of northern FinTech companies attended the second monthly FinTech North Seminar.   This month, the event was sponsored and hosted by law firm, Ward Hadaway in their Leeds offices. Julian Wells, Director at Whitecap Consulting chaired proceedings and kicked off the seminar with a brief introduction highlighting the current exciting initiatives happening in … Continued

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FinTech North Seminar – 10th November 2017

17th October 2017

FinTech North Seminar – 10th November 2017

Following the packed out FinTech North @ Platform seminar last month, we are proud to announce the latest FinTech North Leeds seminar, happening on the 10th November.   Hosted by FinTech North and Leeds City Council, this event is for any individuals in the Leeds city region with an interest in the region’s Finance and/or Tech (FinTech) ecosystem and will … Continued

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Stuart Sherman at FinTech North

4th October 2017

Stuart Sherman at FinTech North

Stuart Sherman is the founder of IMC, a Toronto-based company that helps organisations and institutions to re-examine how they approach software solutions.   In April, Stuart flew in from Toronto to share his expertise and opinions on the topic of machine learning with the FinTech North audience. During his speech, he incorporated audience participation, explained … Continued

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FinTech North @ Platform – Event Review

29th September 2017

FinTech North @ Platform – Event Review

On Thursday 28th September, FinTech North and Leeds City Council delivered a networking and discussion event at the soon to be opened Platform building in Leeds. Over 120 people from across the Northern Powerhouse signed up for the event, which focused primarily on the desire to drive FinTech growth in the Leeds City Region. FinTech North is a … Continued

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FinTech North @ Platform 28/9/17

12th September 2017

FinTech North @ Platform 28/9/17

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an upcoming breakfast seminar and networking event on Thursday 28th September, in partnership with Leeds City Council. FinTech North @ Platform will be the first in a series of events hosted over the coming months as part of a programme building on the successful convergence of Commercial, Academic, … Continued

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Fintech North 2017 – Richard Carter

18th May 2017

Fintech North 2017 – Richard Carter

Fintech North 2017 – Richard Carter – Nostrum Group – Nouri.sh During FinTech North, video interviews delved deeper into various topics. In this video, we spoke to Richard Carter, Chief Executive of Nostrum Group. Richard formed part of the FinTech Landscape panel discussion, which took place in the first session of the day. Here, he … Continued

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