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International FinTech Showcase Liverpool: Agenda

17th October 2018

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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FinTech North to host US trade mission roundtable

FinTech North to host US trade mission roundtable

FinTech North is delighted to be involved in a US trade mission visiting key cities across the Northern Powerhouse in September, and will be hosting a FinTech roundtable event in Leeds on 18th September. Stefan Pryor, secretary of commerce for the State of Rhode Island, is heading up the trade mission comprising seven US businesses … Continued

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FinTech Innovators – 7th September 2018, in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard

3rd August 2018

FinTech Innovators – 7th September 2018, in partnership with Addleshaw Goddard

We are proud to announce our next FinTech North forum – FinTech Innovators, on 7th September 2018, hosted by Addleshaw Goddard. Date: 7th September 2018 Time: 8.00am – 11.30am. Venue: 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4ER. Register here for FinTech Innovators.   Agenda     8.00: Breakfast & networking   8.50: Welcome to … Continued

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FinTech North is Heading to Newcastle

27th July 2018

FinTech North is Heading to Newcastle

Since our launch in 2016 FinTech North has hosted 21 events across the North, attracting attendees from over 400 organisations and speakers from 12 countries. Our first ever event in Newcastle will see a set of expert speakers discuss developments in FinTech in Newcastle, the regional FinTech economy, and further afield.   Agenda   8.15: … Continued

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P2P Jungle Goes Pear Shaped in China

P2P Jungle Goes Pear Shaped in China

The P2P lending sector is China is reportedly worth around $190billion… and falling. The sector has been in crisis management mode for the last month, as a run on P2P lenders is literally causing P2P lenders to run. People have been turning up at the offices of some of these companies only to find the … Continued

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FinTech North Partners with Open Banking Expo

24th July 2018

FinTech North Partners with Open Banking Expo

Open Banking is always a hot topic at our events, and FinTech north is delighted to be a partner for the inaugural Open Banking Expo conference, which takes place at America Square Conference Centre in London on Tuesday 27th November 2018. #OBEXPO18 Open Banking Expo will bring together a cross section of the UK’s brightest … Continued

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Fintech North talks with Charlotte from Enforcd, mostly about the best names for Fish and Chip shops.

17th July 2018

Fintech North talks with Charlotte from Enforcd, mostly about the best names for Fish and Chip shops.

Hi Charlotte, well done on being one of the winners in the PIMFA competition, could you take a few moments and let us know more about what it is enforcd.com does? Hi Bird, it is great to hear from a fellow Northerner! We are delighted to have been selected for the competition and are really … Continued

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FinTech Engagement Survey – Research Thesis

16th July 2018

FinTech Engagement Survey – Research Thesis

We are proud to be supporting a FinTech focused research thesis, and encourage you to take part. This research thesis, looks to examine how consumers use digital tools to support their financial management and decision making. Click below to complete the anonymous survey – it only takes 4 minutes to complete and mainly consists of … Continued

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Blockchain in Practice Event Write up

13th July 2018

Blockchain in Practice Event Write up

On 13th July 2018 the Leeds FinTech community came together at Squire Patton Boggs in Leeds to discuss blockchain technology and its impact on different sectors. Julian Wells kicked off the event with an introduction to FinTech North – telling us that FinTech North will be expanding into new locations in the near future. So … Continued

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PIMFA announce choice fintechs

PIMFA announce choice fintechs

Well done on being one of the winners in the PIMFA competition, could you take a few moments and let us know more about what it is Cygnetise does? Cygnetise is a blockchain application that makes the process of managing authorised signatory lists efficient and secure. We enable companies to save over 90% of their … Continued

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End of Hard Cheese for SMEs

12th July 2018

End of Hard Cheese for SMEs

I was at Barclays Techstars demo day last month, and whilst these guys aren’t actually Northerners they are a jolly good fintech, so I thought to give them a mention here. The company name is Nimbla, which isn’t bad for a fintech, they often choose wonderfully eccentric names not even their own mothers would approve … Continued

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Featuring AlgoLib

4th July 2018

Featuring AlgoLib

This article has been reproduced for FintechNorth.uk with permission from Bird Lovegod and AlgoLib. One of the most transformative business models to emerge from the tech revolution so far is the ‘sharing economy.’ This is in the same genre as Peer 2 Peer lending, Airbnb, Uber, and the multitude of other companies that provide the service of connecting … Continued

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Southerner says ‘North is more friendly’ shock

20th June 2018

Southerner says ‘North is more friendly’ shock

Following the series of successful Fintech North events in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, organized by rebuildingsociety.com and others, we posed a couple of questions to our contributor network, asking what the greatest opportunities for the tech and fintech ecosystems are in the North. And to keep the scale straight, what the most significant limitations are. … Continued

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FinTech North July Seminar with Squire Patton Boggs: Blockchain in Practice

FinTech North July Seminar with Squire Patton Boggs: Blockchain in Practice

We are proud to announce our Leeds July Seminar, on 13th July 2018, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs.   Hosted at Squire Patton Boggs in central Leeds, this event will feature a networking breakfast followed by keynotes from a range of speakers discussing distributed ledger technology, and its implications for different sectors.   Date: 13th … Continued

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Agenda: FinTech North July Seminar – Blockchain in Practice

Agenda: FinTech North July Seminar – Blockchain in Practice

Date: 13th July 2018 Time: 8.00am – 11.00am. Venue: 6 Wellington Pl, Leeds LS1 4AP Click to register for FinTech North July Seminar: Blockchain in Practice Agenda      8.15 – 9.00am:  Networking Breakfast    9.00am – 9.15am:  Welcome   Julian Wells, Director FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting Paul Anderson, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs    9.15 – 9.30am:  … Continued

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Agenda – From Start-up to Scale-up to World-beater: Growing a FinTech Business

18th June 2018

Agenda – From Start-up to Scale-up to World-beater: Growing a FinTech Business

Our monthly Friday morning Leeds meet-up is this Friday. We’re meeting at 8.15am for breakfast and a chat and then sitting down for 9am. Our first presentation is from Alastair McGeorge, a Senior Manager at Deloitte’s Regional Financial Services Practice. Alastair will be giving an overview to open the session covering how to operate in … Continued

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Ups and Downs of The Northern Scene

15th June 2018

Ups and Downs of The Northern Scene

Following the series of successful Fintech North events in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, organized by rebuildingsociety.com and others, we posed a couple of questions to our contributor network, asking what the greatest opportunities for the tech and fintech ecosystems are in the North. And to keep the scale straight, what the most significant limitations are. … Continued

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Liverpool Conference 2018 Gallery

13th June 2018

Liverpool Conference 2018 Gallery

Here are some snaps from our debut FinTech North Liverpool dinner & conference, which took place on 11th & 12th June 2018.   

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Key Information FinTech North Liverpool Delegates

8th June 2018

Key Information FinTech North Liverpool Delegates

FinTech North Liverpool is this week We are expecting a packed day of insight, discussions and networking opportunities. With over 200 people registered from across FS, FinTech and the public sector we are looking forward to another great event. We recently made some great additions to the agenda too including former MP and Liverpool City … Continued

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Henri Murison speaks on Northern Powerhouse – Guest Post by Bird Lovegod

7th June 2018

Henri Murison speaks on Northern Powerhouse – Guest Post by Bird Lovegod

“When Henri Murison, Chief Exec of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership took the stage at Fintech North (Manchester), I recall wanting to be able to ask him a couple of questions, one relating to the role of Universities in the Powerhouse, and another relating to the concept itself. Is it possible, in truth, to create a … Continued

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From Start-up to Scale-up, to World Beater: Growing a FinTech Business

1st June 2018

From Start-up to Scale-up, to World Beater: Growing a FinTech Business

The FinTech North June Seminar with Deloitte Leading Global Professional Services firm Deloitte is partnering with FinTech North to host our June Seminar in Leeds, ‘From Start-up to Scale-up, to World Beater: Growing a FinTech Business’. The Seminar will be held at Deloitte’s city centre offices where we will hear from a range of speakers … Continued

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