Scotland’s Fintech community now exceeds 100 innovative enterprises

Public Finance and Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes with some of the firms from the Scottish fintech community and the teams at FinTech Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.
Public Finance and Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes with some of the firms from the Scottish fintech community and the teams at FinTech Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

The fintech community in Scotland has now increased to over one hundred firms focused on helping to reinvent financial services through new technology and data.

The growth in the number of fintech firms in the community continues to be fuelled by a combination of new enterprises being created, international firms moving to Scotland and existing technology firms developing new fintech propositions.

The announcement comes on a day when the Public Finance and Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes welcomed some of the newest firms to the FinTech community to the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.

FinTech Scotland has also announced that Scotland’s International Fintech Festival will take place over three weeks between the 9th and the 27th of September, following on the success of last year’s community led Festival.

The Festival will take place across the breadth of the country, including seven Scottish cities and will see over 50 events with many being joined by international guests from around the world, further reflecting Scotland’s growing reputation as a global fintech nation.

Commenting on the latest progress, Stephen Ingledew, chief executive of FinTech Scotland said:

“We continue to be focused on supporting the dynamic and expanding fintech community across Scotland and it is encouraging to see the number of enterprises grow with the support of key partners, universities and the Scottish Government.

“Scotland’s fintech community is continuing to attract growing interest from international investors as well as the established financial services sector who recognise the significant value in collaborating with creative forward-thinking enterprises.”

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