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State of the Fintech Nation: UK Government Publishes Report on Fintech Progress

The United Kingdom has long been a global leader in financial innovation. Of course, London holds a long history as a prominent financial center for both Europe and the world. This established base has combined with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and access to capital to… Read More

UK Fintech Week: Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North Announce Creation of Fintech National Network

Three UK economic development groups announced this week in London that they have formed a FinTech National Network designed to connect financial technology innovators across the country. The three groups –Innovate Finance, FinTech Scotland and FinTech North– made the announcement on Tuesday at UK Fintech… Read More

Innovate Finance Global Summit – London

The most anticipated global FinTech event of the year is back! Now in its 5th year the annual Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) is once again taking over London and the historic Guildhall for two days – Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th April. FinTech has… Read More

Report: UK Fintech Investment Booms in Q1

Innovate Finance, an association that advocates on behalf of the UK’s robust Fintech industry, has shared some numbers quantifying Fintech sector investment during Q1 of 2019. Culled from Pitchbook data, Innovate Finance says that UK Fintech investment is going gangbusters in comparison to the same… Read More

Innovate Finance Launches Educational Initiative with Fintech for Schools

Innovate Finance, an advocacy group for the UK Fintech industry has launched the “FinTech for Schools Initiative,” seeking to inspire the next generation of Fintech leaders innovators FinTech for Schools is said to be an “important piece of Innovate Finance’s Skills and Talent work.” It… Read More

Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018: Leading the Way

Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for UK Fintech, published its Women FinTech Powerlist. Launched in 2015, the Women in FinTech Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in an unprecedented volume of applications and nominations this year from around the world. The 2018 iteration… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases UK Fintech Report: Very Big Deals

According to Innovate Finance‘s new report 2018 FinTech VC Investment Landscape, investment in UK Fintech rose by 18% to $3.3 billion in 2018. Some additional highlights from the report include: Growth private equity investment rose 57% to $1.6 billion, while venture capital dipped to $1.7 billion… Read More

Dubai International Financial Centre Signs MoU With UK’s Innovate Finance

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), an international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced on Monday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Innovate Finance, an independent membership association that is at the heart of the UK’s… Read More

Innovate Finance CEO Calls UK Government Immigration White Paper an Important Milestone for Brexit Clarity

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, has issued a statement following the UK government’s publication of the “Immigration White Paper.” Immigration, and how a post-Brexit Britain will manage it, is a pressing concern. Access to skills and talent is vital to all industry. Perhaps more so with… Read More

Innovate Finance Comments on Brexit Vote Delay

Today, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the vote on her Brexit proposal, originally scheduled for tomorrow, will now be delayed. PM May stated: I have listened very carefully to what has been said, in this chamber and out of it, by members from all… Read More

Apply Now: Women in Fintech Powerlist Accepting Applications

Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist is now accepting applications to be included in the annual compendium of female Fintech leaders. First launched in 2015, the Powerlist has recognized the diverse talent that has helped Fintech to grow and thrive globally. In an email, Innovate… Read More

Innovate Finance and Singapore Fintech Association Seek Greater Collaboration Between the Two Fintech Hubs

UK based Innovate Finance and the Singapore Fintech Association have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to “cement cooperation and greater collaboration between the UK and Singapore Fintech markets.” The agreement was announced during the annual Singapore Fintech Festival. As the UK government already partners… Read More

Autumn Budget: What’s in it for Fintech?

As one would expect, yesterday’s Autumn Budget announcement delivered something for everyone. With Brexit getting closer, the UK Government is in “all-hands” mode seeking to boost the economy in preparation for the European divorce. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond stated: “We are at a… Read More

Deloitte & Innovate Finance Publish Report on UK FCA Fintech Sandbox

The Fintech Sandbox set up by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has now been in operation for the past two years. The trailblazing project has since been replicated multiple times around the world. The concept was simple: create a safe haven for Fintech… Read More

Innovate Finance Announces Launch New Diversity Program led by the Women in FinTech Initiative

Innovate Finance announced on Wednesday the launch of its new diversity program, which is led by the Women in FinTech Initiative for 2018-19. While sharing more details about the program, Charlotte Crosswell, CEO fo Innovate Finance, stated: “We firmly believe that developing a more inclusive environment is at… Read More

UK Government Posts Document on No Deal Brexit and Impact to Financial Services, Innovate Finance Responds

As the entire world knows, the UK and continental Europe are in the midst of a nasty divorce. This pending separation has engendered massive, ongoing negotiations between London and Brussels. But what happens if there is a “no-deal Brexit?” And how would this impact financial… Read More

Innovate Finance: Post Brexit Clarity on Immigration Demanded as UK Fintech Sector is Dependent on Global Talent

Innovate Finance has published a report addressing the UK Fintech sector and the need for qualified executives to staff this burgeoning sector of finance. The UK association that represents the Fintech industry states the failure to maintain a flexible immigration policy could hinder the UK and… Read More

Regtech Company Exate Technology is Winner of Innovate Finance Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the leading voice for UK’s global Fintech industry, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its Fintech startup competition. The winner of the competition is Exate Technology, a data privacy firm that operates in the Regtech category. Along with being recognized by Innovate Finance,… Read More

City of London and Innovate Finance Launch Fintech Strategy Group

The City of London Corporation and Innovate Finance have jointly announced the launch of the Fintech Strategy Group (FSG) to help continue the success of the UK Fintech sector. According to Innovate Finance, the group will combine senior industry leaders across the sector including banks,… Read More

Christopher Woolard, FCA Director of Competition: Regulators Must Work Together to Foster Fintech Innovation

Christopher Woolard, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority  Executive Director of Strategy and Competition, delivered a keynote speech today at the Innovate Finance Global Summit. Woolard is the defender and champion of the vital competition mandate that has made the FCA a successful financial regulator.  Woolard… Read More

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