This blog by Daniel Lowther Head of FinTech, was first published on the CCgroup blog
A combination of TechCity investment and London’s standing as the centre of global financial services has made the city attractive for hot new fintech start-ups. I wrote a blog last summer about how – given London’s heritage, infrastructure, talent and myriad other reasons – the Government and various other parties should be concentrating on creating a FinTech City, rather than a TechCity. It seems the tide is indeed changing.
A month ago a new fintech incubator was announced, by pan-European accelerator Startupbootcamp. There are other fintech bootcamps like the Techstars-Barclays tie-up announced back in December, and London’s FinTech Innovation Lab, launched back in 2012. If that wasn’t enough, on the 24th of March London’s first annual FinTech week in the City. Read more