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Webinar review: The Role of FinTech in Business Debt

15th June 2020

Webinar review: The Role of FinTech in Business Debt

On Friday 12th June FinTech North hosted a webinar in partnership with Leeds City Council which focused on the topic of business debt / lending, and the role that FinTech can play in this critical area as the UK faces up to the challenges and opportunities of economic recovery. The speaker panel for this event … Continued

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Take the UK FinTech COVID-19 Impact Survey

2nd June 2020

Take the UK FinTech COVID-19 Impact Survey

FinTech companies from across the UK are asked to respond to a short survey of 14 questions which should take no more than five minutes of your time. Innovate Finance, in collaboration with Tech Nation and the FinTech National Network (which includes FinTech North), is seeking to gather further information on how UK FinTech has been impacted by … Continued

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Webinar Review:  How Google supports FinTechs & the importance of a strategy

Webinar Review: How Google supports FinTechs & the importance of a strategy

On Thursday 28th May FinTech North co-hosted a webinar with Netpremacy, where for the first time we were joined by Google for one of our events. The agenda for the hour long session was: Introduction from Fintech North – Julian Wells, Director, FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting Introduction To Netpremacy: Alastair Lumley, Account Director (FinTech), … Continued

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Webinar Review: How does an Applied Futurist suggest you future-proof your business?

14th May 2020

Webinar Review: How does an Applied Futurist suggest you future-proof your business?

FinTech North teamed up with Whitecap Consulting and FinTech West to host a webinar on 21st May 2020 with Tom Cheesewright, the well known Applied Futurist. The session focused on the topic of future proofing your business, a timely subject in the current environment and also the subject of Tom’s recently published book. You can … Continued

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Webinar Review: FinTech North Emerging Vulnerability Webinar

5th May 2020

Webinar Review: FinTech North Emerging Vulnerability Webinar

On Thursday 30th April we held our first webinar, which was delivered in partnership with EQ Credit Services and attracted around 300 sign ups on the subject of Emerging Vulnerability. this was part of Leeds Digital Festival and UK FinTech Week. The event was facilitated by Julian Wells of FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting, with … Continued

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Report finds Greater Manchester has largest regional FinTech ecosystem

3rd April 2020

Report finds Greater Manchester has largest regional FinTech ecosystem

A new report from Whitecap Consulting has found Greater Manchester is home to a thriving and growing FinTech sector, which (outside London) is the largest regional FinTech ecosystem in England.The report, based on research completed before the Coronavirus outbreak, is the first formal published analysis of the FinTech ecosystem of the Greater Manchester region. It was supported and co-funded by a number of organisations … Continued

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Coronavirus Covid-19 Business Support & FinTech Industry Resources

24th March 2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Business Support & FinTech Industry Resources

FinTech North will continue to support the northern FinTech community during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have assembled some useful links to business support and resources. We will be keeping this page updated as the situation develops. Check out what support is available below: FinTech Industry Support:  Innovate Finance – https://www.innovatefinance.com/covid-19/  Tech Nation – https://technation.io/news/covid-19-updates-tech-industry-resources-and-how-to-help/ FinTech … Continued

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Manchester Conference moved to November

18th March 2020

Manchester Conference moved to November

Following consultation with our event hosts The University of Manchester, we have decided to postpone the 2nd April Manchester Conference in light of the quickly evolving situation regarding the developing COVID-19 outbreak and following the latest government advice. We are really disappointed to postpone one of our showcase events of the year but we are grateful to … Continued

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Leeds FinTech sector continues to strengthen, according to new report

5th March 2020

Leeds FinTech sector continues to strengthen, according to new report

The FinTech sector in Leeds City Region has shown growth in several key areas over the last two years according to a new report published by regional strategy consulting firm Whitecap Consulting, a report which was supported by FinTech North. The report analyses the region’s FinTech ecosystem and represents an update on a previous report … Continued

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FinTech North calls on financial and tech communities to shape Manchester conference

3rd March 2020

FinTech North calls on financial and tech communities to shape Manchester conference

Following the runaway success of two previous conferences in Manchester, FinTech North is returning to the city for its third annual conference on Thursday 2nd April. With a host of FinTech leaders already lined up for Manchester’s conference, the organisers are calling on the financial and tech communities to get involved in shaping the remaining … Continued

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Event Write-up: 1402 Manchester Cloud Forum

17th February 2020

Event Write-up: 1402 Manchester Cloud Forum

On Friday 14th February the FinTech North community gathered in Manchester to discuss the application and development of Cloud Technology. The first ever FinTech North Cloud Forum was hosted by RSM UK and sponsored by cybersecurity and risk mitigation experts NCC Group. Neil Pickles, Partners FS Risk Assurance, welcomed attendees to the event on behalf … Continued

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FinTech Alliance & DIT launch Investment Series to connect FinTechs with Investors

FinTech Alliance & DIT launch Investment Series to connect FinTechs with Investors

FinTech Alliance and the Department of International Trade are holding their first Investment Series.   What is it? A series of events aimed at connecting FinTechs at any stage of their investment journey with investors – supported by government. Including a number of events enabling FinTechs to build relationships with investors. Culminating in a Pitch … Continued

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Event Write-up: Leeds Investment Forum 31/01 2020

31st January 2020

Event Write-up: Leeds Investment Forum 31/01 2020

On 31st January 2020 the FinTech North community gathered at aql in Leeds for the Investment Forum, hosted in partnership with NorthInvest. Julian Wells, Director of FinTech North and Whitecap Consulting, welcomed a sell out crowd to the first FinTech North event of 2020, who had gathered at Salem Chapel to discuss funding and investment … Continued

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FinTech North returns to Whitworth Hall for 2020 Manchester Conference

24th January 2020

FinTech North returns to Whitworth Hall for 2020 Manchester Conference

FinTech North’s third annual Manchester conference will once again be hosted by The University of Manchester on 2nd April, expecting to attract around 300 delegates to the iconic Whitworth Hall for a full day conference featuring a line-up of national and regional FinTech experts and innovators. Attendees at FinTech North will be drawn from the financial … Continued

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New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

18th December 2019

New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

Following the preview launch at FinTech North’s Newcastle seminar in November, Whitecap Consulting has today announced the release of its North East FinTech Ecosystem Report. The North East can offer growing FinTech firms a highly attractive base from which to build their future growth, according to the new report, which analyses the North East FinTech … Continued

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Event Round-up: FinTech North Leeds Seminar 1312

16th December 2019

Event Round-up: FinTech North Leeds Seminar 1312

On Friday 13th December, the FinTech North community gathered for the final event of 2019 at Kirkstall Forge in Leeds. Julian Wells, Director at Whitecap Consulting and FinTech North, opened the event, welcoming attendees before handing over to Joe Roche, Engagement Manager at FinTech North, who gave an overview of FinTech North in 2019 and a look … Continued

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Event Round-up: North East FinTech Ecosystem Research Launch

29th November 2019

Event Round-up: North East FinTech Ecosystem Research Launch

On Thursday 28th November we hosted a FinTech North breakfast seminar to unveil the results of Whitecap’s recent research into the North East FinTech sector. Tasmin Lockwood, a journalist with The Northern Report, wrote the event up and we’re delighted to share it: Whitecap Consulting today gave the North East a first look at its … Continued

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Event Round-up: Yorkshire & North East International FinTech Showcase 27/11

Event Round-up: Yorkshire & North East International FinTech Showcase 27/11

On 27th November 2019, FinTech North hosted an International Delegation of visiting FinTechs as part of a European trade mission to the North of the UK. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting, opened the event with some words of welcome. Chairman of FinTech North, Chris Sier, welcomed everyone to FinTech North’s 50th event as chair, … Continued

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Event Round: Up – North West International FinTech Showcase 26/11

Event Round: Up – North West International FinTech Showcase 26/11

The North West FinTech community welcomed a group of international FinTech visitors on 26th November 2019 as part of a FinTech North event which aimed to showcase opportunities and challenges in the region. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting, kicked off the agenda with an introduction to FinTech North – which was running its 49th … Continued

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Northern Regions unite for major global FinTech event

Northern Regions unite for major global FinTech event

The four main regions in the North of England have announced they are to come together as part of a single presence at the FinTech Connect conference in London on 3-4 December 2019, an which is expected to attract over 6000 people. Greater Manchester, Leeds City Region, Liverpool City Region and North East England will … Continued

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National Pitch Day 18th December – call for northern FinTechs seeking investment!

28th November 2019

National Pitch Day 18th December – call for northern FinTechs seeking investment!

FinTech North is delighted to be working with Innovate Finance and the other members of the FinTech National Network to deliver a National Pitch Day where FinTechs from across the UK will be able to pitch for funding to a group of London-based investors. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to introduce exciting new … Continued

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FinTech North to host International FinTech Trade Mission

19th November 2019

FinTech North to host International FinTech Trade Mission

On the 26th and 27th November a delegation of European FinTech firms will visit Manchester and Leeds where they will have the opportunity to engage with some of the best known financial services brands in the North of England. The trade delegation is being coordinated by Whitecap Consulting and will have the opportunity to connect … Continued

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Event Round-up: FinTech North Liverpool Conference 14/11/19

15th November 2019

Event Round-up: FinTech North Liverpool Conference 14/11/19

LIVERPOOL CONFERENCE PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON STELLAR YEAR FOR UK FINTECH Expert speakers from across UK FinTech spoke today about the contribution Liverpool, the North West, and other regions will make in doubling the size of the sector by 2030. Opening today’s FinTech North Liverpool conference, chairman of FinTech North Chris Sier outlined the progress FinTech … Continued

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Event Round-up: Leeds FraudTech & FinCrime Seminar – 8th November 2019

11th November 2019

Event Round-up: Leeds FraudTech & FinCrime Seminar – 8th November 2019

On the 8th November, FinTech North hosted a FraudTech and Financial Crime seminar at RSM in Leeds, which was supported by RSM and TruNarrative. Our 47th event since 2016 was the second in a two part series, following a successful September seminar at RSM’s Manchester offices. Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North, … Continued

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Northern FinTech’s encouraged to apply to FCA’s regulatory sandbox

4th November 2019

Northern FinTech’s encouraged to apply to FCA’s regulatory sandbox

The FCA is now taking applications from businesses to join the latest sandbox cohort. The regulatory sandbox allows businesses to test innovative propositions in the market with real consumers. We encourage Northern UK FinTechs to apply for cohort 6 before the deadline on 31 December 2019. https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/regulatory-sandbox/prepare-application The FCA provide a range of tools to sandbox … Continued

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FinTech North Returns to Liverpool for Second Annual Conference

29th October 2019

FinTech North Returns to Liverpool for Second Annual Conference

Hot on the heels of September’s sold-out inaugural Newcastle conference, FinTech North will be making its way to Liverpool for another full-day FinTech event. The conference will be FinTech North’s fourth major conference in 2019, which has been its most action-packed year so far, and its 47th event since its establishment in 2016. The conference … Continued

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Event Round-up: Open Banking & PSD2 Forum 25th October 2019

25th October 2019

Event Round-up: Open Banking & PSD2 Forum 25th October 2019

FinTech North’s 46th event took place at DLA Piper on Friday 25th October, with a focus on the hot topic of Open Banking and PSD2. Julian Wells, director of FinTech North, welcomed the audience, provided an overview of FinTech North and our events to date, and also mentioned the Whitecap Greater Manchester FinTech Ecosystem Research … Continued

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Event Round-up: Leeds Blockchain Forum

11th October 2019

Event Round-up: Leeds Blockchain Forum

On Friday 11th October the FinTech North community came together at Squire Patton Boggs Leeds to discuss all things Blockchain! Julian Wells welcomed people on behalf of FinTech North, outlining the purpose of FinTech North and giving a nod to the FinTech National Network which met for the second time is Glasgow. (To find out … Continued

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Event Round-up: FinTech National Network Symposium – Glasgow

10th October 2019

Event Round-up: FinTech National Network Symposium – Glasgow

The first ever FinTech National Network Symposium took place on Thursday 10th October at the University of Strathclyde’s impressive Technology & Innovation Centre. Guests from up and down the country, representing a snapshot of the National Fintech landscape, joined us in Glasgow. The event was kindly supported by Glasgow City Innovation District and BJSS. Chris … Continued

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First FinTech National Network Symposium to take place in Glasgow

3rd October 2019

First FinTech National Network Symposium to take place in Glasgow

The first ever FinTech National Network Symposium, bringing together the various FinTech bodies from across the UK, will take place in Glasgow on the 10th of October 2019b hosted by FinTech Scotland. The symposium is being held at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre which has played a leading global role in developing … Continued

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