Tagged: innovate finance

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

Fintech Nation: Innovate Finance Publishes Compendium of Essays by UK Fintech Leaders

Innovate Finance, an association that represents the UK’s global Fintech community, has recently published a collection of article discussing the growing sector of innovative finance. Said to be an inaugural publication, the document includes submissions from a selection of “influencers” and “innovators.” The collection is… Read More

​Innovate Finance Announces Finalists for 2018 FinTech Pitch360

Innovate Finance, the membership organization that represents the UK’s global FinTech community, announced on Thursday the finalists for the 2018 FinTech Pitch 360 Competition, which is sponsored by Intel and hosted by Chris Denson of Innovation Crush. The event is set to take place on… Read More

Innovate Finance: UK Fintech Investment Hits Record as Deals See 153% Increase Year Over Year

Innovate Finance is out with report on UK Fintech investment and according to their numbers 2017 was a banner year. The group said VC investment into emerging Fintech firms jumped 153% versus year prior. Approximately $1.8 billion went into 224 deals with the UK ranking… Read More

Stage 1: Nesta Announces Winners of Fintech Open Up Challenge

Nesta, a global innovation foundation, has announced the ten Fintech firms that have won Stage 1 of the Open Up Challenge. The Challenge is in recognition of the launch of Open Banking in January 2018. Chris Gorst, Challenge Prize Lead at Nesta, congratulated all of… Read More

Innovate Finance Releases 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist

Innovate Finance, the membership organization that represents the UK’s global FinTech community, announced on Thursday it published its 2017 Women FinTech Powerlist. The initiative is a celebration of the achievements and talent of women across the FinTech ecosystem as they continue to play a crucial role… Read More

Innovate Finance Updates Board of Directors

Innovate Finance has announced changes to its Board of Directors as well as an executive change. Justin Fitzpatrick, co-founder and COO of Duedil, will step down from his role as Non-Executive Director on 30th November 2017 after three years at Innovate Finance. Sue Hunter will… Read More

Applications Now Open for Innovate Finance’s Pitch360 Competition

Innovate Finance has announced that applications are now open for its Fintech pitch contest Pitch360 which will take place in London on March 20th, 2018. The deadline for applications is December 31st. Fintech firms that would like to compete stand a chance to win £10,000, a… Read More

Danny Lopez & Iain Anderson Join Innovate Finance as Non-Executive Directors

Innovate Finance has announced the appointment of Danny Lopez and Iain Anderson as non-executive directors of the organisation. Lopez is the Chief Operating Officer of Blippar, a technology company specializing in augmented reality and artificial intellegence. Between 2011 and 2016 Lopez was the British Consul General to New York and was Director General of UK Trade & Investment in the United States. He played a… Read More

Funding for Later Stage Fintech Firms Increases in UK & Europe

Innovate Finance and Magister Advisors have published a report that shows later stage Fintech funding rounds are increasing. According to the joint report, entitled “The State of European FinTech: Current Trends and Predictions”, released during the inaugural Innovate Finance FinTech Growth Forum in London, the… Read More

Hogan Lovells Launches FCA Authorisation Tool for Fintechs

Hogan Lovells, a global law firm, is showcasing its recently launched Hogan Lovells “Engage”: Authorization Tool. The new Regtech application aims to guide Fintech startups through the process of authorization from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The tool is free to use on the Hogan Lovells… Read More

EY: 50% of UK Fintechs Expect Revenue to Double by Next Year

According to a census taking by EY and Innovate Finance (on behalf of HM Treasury), UK Fintech firms are quite bullish on their prospects in the coming year. The report, the 2017 UK FinTech Census, states that about half of the firms polled expect revenue… Read More

Lawrence Wintermeyer Departs Innovate Finance, Charlotte Crosswell Steps in as Interim CEO

Lawrence Wintermeyer has stepped down as CEO of Innovate Finance. Wintermeyer has been in the leadership role for the past two years following in the footsteps of the inaugural CEO Claire Cockerton. The UK based association for the global Fintech industry announced that Charlotte Crosswell… Read More

Innovate Finance: Global Fintech Investment Hits $6.5 Billion, UK Fintech Investment Jumps 37%

Innovate Finance is out with a report on global VC investment into Fintech. According to their numbers, the first half of 2017 saw $6.5 billion of VC investment into 787 Fintech deals globally. This was a dramatic decline of 45% versus the same period year… Read More

Innovate Finance to Host Global Summit in London March 2018

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization that represents the voice of Britain’s global fintech sector, is set to host its global summit in London on March 20th at the Guildhall. The event’s description reads: “Financial technology has evolved into a powerful global movement that has brought… Read More

Innovate Finance Schedules Fintech Growth Forum in September

Innovate Finance, a non-profit membership association for the global Fintech sector, will host the inaugural Fintech Growth Forum to assist Fintech startups on Tuesday 19th September in London. The growth forum is designed to provide a platform for startups to engage and learn about the… Read More

Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017: Submissions are Open Now

Innovate Finance is back once again with their update to the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017. Last year’s report was widely distributed and I would expect this year’s report to be even better. The list is now open for submissions and you may nominate any… Read More