FinTech North January News


Last month, we announced that the FinTech North Friday events would continue in 2018, and that the inaugural event of the year will take place in Leeds next Friday, the 12th January.

The morning seminar, hosted by the Open Data Institute, will begin with a networking breakfast, that will be followed by pitching sessions and a panel discussion.

We are very pleased to announce that CURO and Equiniti Credit Services are sponsoring the seminar. CURO Transatlantic is part of CURO. The Leeds-based online loan provider has over 20 years of experience and is regulated by the FCA. Equiniti Credit Services aims to transform the credit landscape, servicing a diverse range of lending portfolios.

We are also excited to confirm the first five speakers for our FinTech pitching session. This new element of the event gives companies the chance to pitch presentations of their propositions to the attendees.

The five companies confirmed to pitch at next week’s event are:

First Direct (Bud) – a new white label banking platform working on the principles of open banking.
Investly – a pan-European invoice finance provider for SMEs.
InvestUp – a robo-investing platform that enables P2P investors to manage their portfolio across multiple platforms.
LociPay – a Sheffield based peer-to-peer payments and loyalty reward platform.
IceFire – an Estonian consulting firm specialising in FinTech.

Following the pitches, a panel discussion will take place. Participating in this are:

Stuart Clarke, Leeds Digital Festival
Richard Carter, MD, Equiniti Credit Services
Julian Graham-Rack, CEO, Curo
William Schaffer, Investor Relations Manager & Entrepreneur Coach, NorthInvest

Book a place now before spots fill up!

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