BFC 2017, Blockchain for Finance Conference, Europe - Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th October 2017
Fintech Ireland and Fintech UK are pleased to be supporting the BFC 2017, Blockchain for Finance Conference, Europe taking place in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October 2017. Download the brochure for BFC EU 2017 today and analyse the value you will gain from the programme and speaker line up. Peter Oakes, Founder of Fintech Ireland & Fintech UK will Chair the second day of the Blockchain Conference.
CFintech Ireland & Fintech UK are partnering with the United Kingdom Department for International Trade and BITA (British Irish Trading Alliance) on The Future of Fintech in Ireland and the UK on Tuesday 27th June at 0930 to 1300 at the Westin Hotel, Dublin 2 (Map)
Fintech Ireland's Peter Oakes will moderate the event, featuring an impressive selection of speakers on a number of panel discussions and keynotes discussing the Irish and UK Fintech markets, the emerging area of regtech, funding considerations for companies looking to scale and why the UK continues to be the location for Irish companies to take their business to the next level.
Confirmed speakers, with more to be announced, include: Solgari; Moqom; Trezeo; Risk System; Invoice Fair; Frontline Ventures; Goodbody Stockbrokers; KPMG; and Fexco.
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Britain is the leading FinTech centre in the world, according to an independent report by EY published 24 February 2016
Fintech Week 2016: report finds Britain to be the world's leading FinTech centre
The report ranked Britain first amongst the world’s seven leading FinTech hubs, from Silicon Valley to Hong Kong, having compared these FinTech markets against four key criteria: the availability of talented staff, access to investment, the nature of government and regulatory policy, and the demand for FinTech services.
The report found that the UK has a particularly good policy environment for FinTech, with the most supportive regulatory regime, and praised the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as one of the most progressive regulatory bodies in the world when it comes to FinTech.
Chancellor George Osborne said:
In 2014 I said I wanted Britain to be the global capital of FinTech. This report says that we have delivered exactly that: we have the most supportive tax and regulatory regimes in the world for FinTech, and we have the world’s leading FinTech ecosystem.
But we’re not going to rest on our laurels. I know that we need to do more if we want to maintain this position, and so I welcome the report’s recommendations.
We are defining the future of global banking right here in the UK. This is all part of our long term plan to cement Britain’s position as the centre of global finance.
EY attribute Britain’s No 1 ranking to a deep talent pool, the strong availability of capital for investment in Fintech Start-ups, the most supportive government policy towards Fintech, and high-demand from clients in London’s world-leading financial services sector.
The government announced that it would launch this exercise in July 2015 in order to track how the UK ranks against its international FinTech competitors.
Read EY’s report, UK FinTech: On the cutting edge
EY’s conclusions are based on detailed analysis of FinTech practises across the globe, and interviews with over 65 FinTech experts. The report also makes a number of recommendations, in order to ensure that the UK cements its position as the world’s leading FinTech ecosystem. The government welcomes these recommendations, and is considering how best to take them forward.
Britain’s FinTech sector supports over 61,000 jobs and generates billions of pounds of revenue for the UK’s economy. Its development has kept the UK’s financial services sector on the cutting edge of innovation, and has increased competition and choice in banking, helping customers and businesses to get better services.