New fintech envoy joins working group at Glasgow symposium

Source: Irish News

The north’s newly appointed fintech envoy Andrew Jenkins was among a delegation from the Fintech NI Working Group which attended the inaugural meeting of the Fintech National Network Symposium in Glasgow.

The gathering brought together senior leaders from the various fintech bodies including the Financial Conduct Authority, Scottish Development International, UK Department for International Trade, Innovate Finance, UK Treasury and the FinTech Alliance. They were joined by top fintech entrepreneurs from across the UK.

In his address to the symposium, Mr Jenkins focused on Northern Ireland’s value proposition as a centre for fintech activity and highlighted the importance of the technology clusters that support the fintech sector here.

Other key themes discussed included the need to nurture the skills for the future, promoting inclusion and diversity, driving innovation across the sector, the importance of cross-sector collaboration to support further fintech growth, and the potential for fintech to bring broader societal benefits.

The local delegation included Karen Bradbury, fintech lead at Invest NI, Alex Lee, co-founder of FinTechNI and Philip Creed, co-founder and director of FSCom. 

The Fintech National Network – which is due to meet in Belfast next June – comprises the regional fintech bodies across the UK. It aims to foster collaboration between the fintech bodies and to provide valuable connections to amplify support for fintech enterprises.