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Have we got the North wrong?

Following the series of successful Fintech North events and in anticipation of the forthcoming one in Liverpool, (12th June) 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. The […]...
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Crowdfunding – the new democracy? 

 Crowdfunding isn’t as new as one might think, in fact it’s been around for centuries. Back in the days, the State would raise money from taxation, and the Church would raise money from the crowd. How do you think all those groundbreaking architectural achievements got funded, the Cathedrals, and so on. Partly at least, from Medieval Crowdfunding. And today, in churches up and down the...
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WLCF wins place at Money20/20

Happy days, we’ve been selected by the DIT (Department of International Trade) out of 120 companies to be one of the dozen representing the UK at next week’s Money20/20 conference in Amsterdam. For those who don’t know, Money20/20 is the premier fintech event, a global thrice a year get-together where tech meets money and people. It’s […]...
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PIMFA FinTech Conference Competition 2018  

After two years of success, the PIMFA FinTech Solutions Competition, held by the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association (PIMFA), is holding its third open competition for companies to present their ‘FinTech Solution’ at the PIMFA Fintech Conference 2018 on 12th September 2018.   PIMFA is searching for the most innovative start-ups that can provide […]...
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EU Crowdfunding regs get makeover

Previously published on   The European Commission has unveiled an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by fintech, including the crowdfunding and peer to business lending sectors. According to the EU commission Europe should become a global hub for Fintech, with EU businesses and investors able to make most of the […]...
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FinTech North 2018 Conferences

Earlier this year, we announced that, following a period of consistent growth, the FinTech North initiative would be expanding. We will now be hosting conferences in the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, in addition to the already established annual conference and monthly seminars held in Leeds. Previous speakers and participants have included members of the […]...
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Women in FinTech North

FinTech North are excited to shared announcements for next month’s Women in FinTech (North) seminar. The upcoming breakfast seminar will take place on Friday 23rd February in collaboration with Leeds City Council, and will be held at Leeds Beckett University. The FinTech North events are for anyone interested in the region’s Financial Services and FinTech […]...
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A Masterclass Interview with Maria Samayoa

In December, our Production & Account Manager, Maria Samayoa, presented at a Masterclass in Crowdfunding seminar held in London. We reported on the event here, explaining how Maria spoke about the debt lending crowdfunding sector. Following the event, Maria spoke to David Johnson, at Masterclass Crowdfunding. Watch the full Masterclass Talks interview below:...
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The First FinTech North of 2018

On Friday, 12th January, over 110 people attended the inaugural 2018 FinTech North breakfast seminar hosted by the Open Data Institute (ODI). Julian Wells, Director of Whitecap Consulting, chaired the event. He gave guests a warm welcome, before offering a brief overview and history of the FinTech North initiative, and then introducing Paul Connell, the […]...
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