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In our final post on the UK Fintech series, we’ll look at the country’s strong regional Fintech hubs and how they each play a role in making the country a true “nation of innovation” (Fintech UK Proposition Report). In the South, London is well-known as, not only a UK Fintech hub, but also as the global Fintech capital . The city has the world’s largest financial services sector, a solid tech industry...
  Just like linked systems have made finding a coworking space in Cincinnati or London easier, fintech solutions are making financial more efficient. That said, the benefits they offer consumers are matched by the benefits they offer banks. Traditional banks that see fintech firms as the competition overlook the fact that new innovations can allow them to better serve their own customers by improving back office efficiency....
We continue our series on why the UK is still viewed as the leading Fintech ecosystem in the world and today we’ll be looking at what we consider to be the most important driving force behind Fintech innovation: Fintech talent. It should go without saying that a region might have all the Fintech demand, capital investment, and supporting infrastructure and regulations, but without the brilliant minds that work in on these...
In our series so far on the UK’s Fintech dominance, we’ve seen how strong demand for Fintech solutions combined with readily available investment capital is in itself a winning combination. Today we’ll consider the UK’s regulatory ecosystem and infrastructure, and what role it plays in the UK’s number one spot on the Fintech world rankings. This is an interesting perspective because if you look at demand and...
In our previous post on the UK Fintech ecosystem , we looked at the demand for Fintech solutions as a key growth factor to its thriving financial technology industry. In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at how a healthy capital investment outlook can really push an industry to new heights. Fintech startups need investment (in the form of seed investment rounds from Angel or VC investors) to bring their ideas to life and their...
The UK is still the No.1 Fintech ecosystem in the world. This is according to a recent report published by GOV.UK’s Department for International Trade. The Fintech industry adds around £7 billion to the UK economy and employs more than 60,000 people across the country. More than a third of the top 50 international Fintech companies are based in the UK across various technologies, including mobile payments, peer-to-peer...
Staff are the single most valuable ‘resource’ of any business. Their motivation and engagement in the company has clear impacts on its success . Fortunately, employee motivation and engagement do not rely on indulgent rewards, nor on ruling your workforce with an iron fist. The best approach for motivating employees and thus driving your business forward is to build a culture of accountability. With employee performance...