Boosting FinTech innovation Across the UK
FinTech Scotland and FinTech Wales have released a report proposing increased Research and Innovation (R&I) to drive acceleration in fintech development across the UK, nationally and regionally to support growth and new jobs.
FinTech Wales in partnership with The FinTech Power 50 launches the FinTech KICKSTART scheme
Fintech Wales and its partners (The Fintech Power 50, Innovate Finance, London & Partners, Rise created by Barclays, the Emerging Payments Association and iFinance Academy, part of The Conexus Group) have launched the Fintech KICKSTART scheme that looks to champion support across its fintech ecosystem and provide employment opportunities for 16-24 year olds.
FinTech Wales appoints Starling Bank Founding Member Sarah Williams-Gardener as its first CEO
As the champion of the FinTech and Financial Services industry in Wales, we at FinTech Wales are proud to announce that we have named Sarah Williams-Gardener as our first CEO. Find out more about the appointment and our ambition for the future FinTech in Wales here.
Technology in manufacturing consultation
On behalf of the Welsh Government and Ken Skates Minister for Economy and Transport we are supporting a consultation to help define a framework that will protect and grow the manufacturing sector over the next 10 plus years. The framework will allow us to map and plan the best route for the sector and the support and interaction with public/private entities including the Welsh Government. Technology is playing an ever increasingly important part of the manufacturing story which this consultation will explore.
End of year 1 for FinTech Wales
FinTech Wales are at the end of their first year. Read about what has been achieved to date.
FinTech Wales @ Wales Tech Week
We are just a week away from the first Wales Tech Week; a new virtual festival that will showcase the outstanding technology industry that is thriving in Wales. FinTech Wales will be providing a stream of FinTech related events for you to join.
BBB equity tracker 2020 report
Today BBB has launched the 2020 Small Business Equity Tracker report which provides an in-depth assessment of equity finance markets for growing businesses. The headlines from the report are featured here.
FinTech Wales roadmapping
Understanding the common challenges in FinTech is the heart of an effective and efficient system for innovation and skills delivery. FinTech Wales will be extending their roadmapping exercise across Wales for the sector, with support from Cardiff Capital Region.
Coronavirus COVID-19. Directory of business support resources
Updated 05.05.2020-19:35 FinTech Wales have created a one-stop shop to quickly guide and direct you on support and help for FinTech and Financial Services businesses impacted by the Coronavirus COVID-19 event.
Wales' Fintechs Future Fund feedback
Wales' FinTechs respond with feedback on the proposed Future Fund from UK Government on how applicable it is and their views on the structure and make up of the support.
CLBILS Scheme goes live and new Future Fund announced
BBB update on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes and Fund, designed to support UK businesses that are losing revenue and seeing their cashflow disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Beyond COVID-19 for Wales FinTech
Gavin Powell talks on the Cardiff Capital Region column on looking beyond the current pandemic for the Fintech sector in Wales
Welsh Gov C19 funding update
The Economic Resilience Fund aims to plug the gaps in the support schemes already announced by the UK Government, including the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, which will guarantee 80% of people’s wages and income. The new £500 million Welsh fund will support firms of all sizes, including social enterprises, with a focus on those which have not already benefited from the coronavirus grants already announced by Welsh Government.
COVID-19 FinTech business preparedness
The UK Fintech national network is collating information to feed into UK Government and regulators around business support during COVID-19. Please take time to fill this in as it's the direct route for UK fintech lobbying
Remote teamworking video
Video Available and slides. We recorded and edited the workshop session so that we are able to share with you all .
COVID19 lessons from Asia
The first of a series of interviews with leading figures from the financial services and Fintech sector who are outside of the UK. What lessons can we learn from these influential people on how they are reacting to COVID19 as an organisation and a geographical region. The more different perspectives we are able to share the better we can all learn and respond in a more effective manner for our businesses.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme - OPEN
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme is now OPEN
Wage Support package
Latest on the wage support package that is being offered by the UK Government, and a request for feedback from Welsh Government
HMRC update for businesses and employees
HMRC update from the UK Government on COVID-19
Coronavirus COVID-19 Business Readiness
This business readiness bulletin for trade associations, business representative bodies and business intermediaries provides important information for you and your business members and networks on Coronavirus (COVID-19).
SME COVID-19 support available
British Business Bank coordinates support for UK and Wales SMEs to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19
Remote Teamwork for Success
A workshop to learn how to get the best from teams and team-working including the now very appropriate remote aspect of that.
AI for FinTech conference hosted by FinTech Wales
Read the blog from the FinTech Wales hosted AI for FinTech conference at Cardiff Business School with support from Confused.com
Wales Start-Up Awards 2020
The Wales Start-Up Awards are held every year in partnership with the Depot, Cardiff's premier events venue where the start-up community can come together in an informal and relaxed atmosphere (strictly no black tie!) to celebrate the best of Welsh entrepreneurship.
InfoSecurity Europe. The Welsh Government intend to exhibit at InfoSec at Olympia, London 2-4 June 2020 and are looking for Welsh companies to join them.
Innovate Finance Global Summit will be taking place on April 20/21 at the Guildhall in London
Upcoming Bitcoin SV Wales events
Bitcoin SV Wales have two great events coming up 'Bitcoin & AI' and 'Bitcoin Tech Talk'
FinTech Wales membership options
Details of the Fintech Wales membership options and categories can be found along with the benefits related to each category of membership
AI for FinTech
‘AI for FinTech’, is the first mini conference by FinTech Wales (supported by Confused.com) looking at the world of AI. We will be discussing opportunities, challenges and constraints related to AI usage in fintech and financial services.
Future of money & digital payments
Fintech Wales invite you to an event organized with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Coincover & Acuity Law. The financial industry is undergoing a revolution in the way it handles and transfers money. Digital platforms, digital currencies and updated regulations are creating opportunities for new entrants to the market who challenge the existing order. Join the panel session of industry and academic experts
Meet the FinTech Wales awards winners
A Fintech Wales event sponsored by Delio & Recruit 121. Join us at Delio’s new office in Cardiff for an exclusive & casual morning session to meet the FinTech Wales Awards winners
The Pitch Club
Fintech Wales' inaugural members only event of the Pitch Club, sponsored by Cardiff Council. Wales' dedicated Fintech investment event.
Unlocking the potential of blockchain
This workshop aims to separate fact from hype, explore blockchain’s use cases and insights gained from early implementations
The future of Digital Wales
The digital future of Wales has been proposed by Professor Philip Brown of Cardiff University on behalf of the Welsh Government
FinTech Wales launch event in the press
The launch event for FinTech Wales was a great success by the over 100 people in attendance. Our reporter, Hannah Duncan, managed to describe it for us.
FinTech National Network Symposium
FinTech Wales take part in the National Network Symposium, ensuring the voice of Wales is heard on the UK stage
FinTech Wales announces its first event
FinTech Wales will be hosting its first event, bringing together the FinTech and Financial Services communities from across Wales, on October 7th.