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Payment Instruments in Profile: ATM by VocaLink

12th April 2017

Payment Instruments in Profile: ATM by VocaLink

UK payments company VocaLink is supporting the FinTech North event, and their UK Portfolio Director, Sara Parker, is scheduled to speak to the audience about the future of payments.   They recently launched a series that will examine how we use and experience different payment instruments in the UK. Each report will focus on a specific payment … Continued

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Professor Hussein Abdou On Finance

10th April 2017

Professor Hussein Abdou On Finance

Hussein Abdou is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University.   His academic background is in this field, focusing on topics such as credit scoring modelling techniques, risk management in financial institutions and applications of non-parametric modelling techniques in banking and finance. Hussein has experience building scoring models … Continued

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Chris Sier Explains FiNexus

4th April 2017

Chris Sier Explains FiNexus

Dr. Chris Sier recently spoke to Julia Mariasova from Shortlisted Productions in a filmed interview.   The London-based film company have covered topics that include open banking and scalable capital, and their YouTube channel also features a two-part programme titled Demystifying FinTech. Dr. Chris Sier is the FinTech Envoy for the North and Director of … Continued

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Press Release: Nesta to bring £5m ‘Open Up Challenge’ prize to Leeds

3rd April 2017

Press Release: Nesta to bring £5m ‘Open Up Challenge’ prize to Leeds

London, 23 March 2017 – FinTech North and Nesta, the innovation foundation, have announced that the recently launched ‘Open Up Challenge’ for FinTech entrepreneurs will be showcased during Leeds Digital Festival on 26th April 2017.   In February, Nesta launched the Open Up Challenge, a new £5m prize fund to inspire the creation of next-generation … Continued

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The North of England: A FinTech Hub

29th March 2017

The North of England: A FinTech Hub

“FinTech” became part of our vocabulary fairly recently – it was only incorporated into the Oxford English Dictionary a couple of years ago. The UK has made a name for itself as a forerunner in this new, developing industry, and has set various precedents that other nations across the globe are recognising and emulating. In … Continued

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FinTech North Speakers to Tackle Issues of Skills and Customers

24th March 2017

FinTech North Speakers to Tackle Issues of Skills and Customers

Two further speakers have been announced for the FinTech North conference, taking place in Leeds on 26th April as part of Leeds Digital Festival.   Estonian digital skills entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of Jobbatical Karoli Hindriks and Harrogate big data innovator Stephen Kennedy join the line-up for the sell-out event at aql’s Salem Chapel … Continued

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FinTech North Networking Drinks – sponsored by BJSS

23rd March 2017

FinTech North Networking Drinks – sponsored by BJSS

We are delighted to announce we will be hosting a FinTech North Networking Drinks event on Wednesday 19th April at White Cloth Gallery, Leeds.   Sponsored by BJSS – the award winning Leeds-based IT consultancy – this event takes place one week before the sell-out FinTech North conference which will be hosted at aql’s iconic … Continued

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VocaLink Announced as Sponsor for FinTech North

16th March 2017

VocaLink Announced as Sponsor for FinTech North

Payments industry giant VocaLink has been confirmed as the latest sponsor of FinTech North, the one-day conference taking place in Leeds on 26th April as part of the city’s Digital Festival.   Organised by Whitecap Consulting, White Label Crowdfunding, and FiNexus, the event, which will take place at aql’s Salem Chapel data centre, has attracted … Continued

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Manchester Metropolitan University to Sponsor FinTech North

14th March 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University to Sponsor FinTech North

Manchester Metropolitan University has been announced as a sponsor for FinTech North, the one-day conference set to take place in Leeds on 26thApril 2017.   One of the five biggest universities in the UK by enrolment numbers, Manchester Metropolitan University has well-developed business and computing departments and is aiming to develop ways of integrating financial … Continued

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Discover Nesta’s £5m “Open Up Challenge” in Leeds

13th March 2017

Discover Nesta’s £5m “Open Up Challenge” in Leeds

In the run up to the FinTech North conference, where Nesta will be joining a discussion on open banking, a ‘Discovery’ event has been planned in Leeds (29th March, 1 Aire Street).   FinTech and other data technology start-ups can attend to learn more about the open banking opportunity and how to apply to the challenge. … Continued

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BJSS Talks to FinTech North

3rd March 2017

BJSS Talks to FinTech North

We spoke to Richard Meirion-Williams, Head of Financial Services at BJSS, about the company, the importance of education and the future of FinTech.   Last week, we announced that IT consultancy company BJSS would be sponsoring FinTech North 2017. The event, which will take place on Wednesday, April 26th at AQL, Salem Church, will see … Continued

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Computershare Announced as Sponsor for FinTech North

2nd March 2017

Computershare Announced as Sponsor for FinTech North

We are proud to announce Computershare as a sponsor of this year’s showcase technology event – FinTech North. Computershare, the global financial administration company, has been announced as a sponsor of FinTech North, the one day showcase conference that will take place on 26th April during Leeds Digital Festival. Represented in over 21 countries with 90 … Continued

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BJSS Sponsors FinTech North

1st March 2017

BJSS Sponsors FinTech North

BJSS, the award-winning, delivery-focused IT consultancy, has been confirmed as one of the headline sponsors of FinTech North.   The one-day conference taking place during Leeds Digital Festival on 26th April, organised by Leeds-based Whitecap Consulting and White Label Crowdfunding. Founded in 1993, BJSS employs over 700 people with offices across the UK and the US, delivering … Continued

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Digital City Developer Munroe K Sponsors FinTech North

28th February 2017

Digital City Developer Munroe K Sponsors FinTech North

Munroe K, the leading Leeds-based property investment and development company, has been confirmed as a key sponsor of the FinTech North conference, which takes place on 26th April as part of Leeds Digital Festival.   Founded in 1995 by David Aspin, Munroe K will use the FinTech North conference as a platform upon which to … Continued

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Canadian Tech Guru and Women in FinTech 2016 Power List Member to Speak at FinTech North

27th February 2017

Canadian Tech Guru and Women in FinTech 2016 Power List Member to Speak at FinTech North

Two more high profile speakers have been announced for FinTech North.   The one-day conference is set to take place during Leeds Digital Festival on 26th April, organised by Leeds-based Whitecap Consulting and White Label Crowdfunding. Laura Bailey, CEO & Co-Founder of Zerado, and Stuart Sherman, CEO of IMC, join a speaker line up that … Continued

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FinTech Envoy and FCA Announced as Speakers for FinTech North

26th February 2017

FinTech Envoy and FCA Announced as Speakers for FinTech North

The one-day tech conference, FinTech North takes place on 26th of April 2017 and we are proud to announce the FCA and the FinTech Envoy for the North as speakers.   It is our pleasure to confirm Fintech North will be chaired by Dr Chris Sier who was announced in the HM Treasury autumn statement 2016 … Continued

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