Fourth FinTech North Leeds set to be ‘biggest yet’

The fourth annual FinTech North Leeds conference has signed up a stellar list of organisations for what it promises to be the ‘biggest ever’ event.

The Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England, Tech Nation, FinTech Scotland, Mastercard, BJSS and First Direct are featured on this year’s lineup.

The second in a series of conferences held across the North this year, FinTech North Leeds 2019 will take place on Thursday 23 May at Cloth Hall Court in central Leeds.

More than 300 delegates are expected.

Panels of experts from organisations such as Yorkshire Building Society, Nationwide, CYBG, Financial Conduct Authority, EY, Bank of England, and a number of innovative FinTech firms including Mojo Mortgages, TruNarrative, and RecordSure, will discuss specific themes in fintech.

FinTech North was established in 2016 as a non-profit organisation by Whitecap Consulting and White Label Crowdfunding.

Julian Wells, director of Whitecap Consulting and FinTech North, said: “The Leeds event is set to be the biggest FinTech North Conference yet, and that is really a testament to the way FinTech North community and our partners elsewhere in the UK and beyond, have pulled together to support and facilitate local FinTech.

“The north is full of established financial services companies and exciting start-ups and momentum has been quickly building across the whole region.

“In April, we hosted our sold-out FinTech North Manchester Conference. We’re building on that success to create a really exciting conference in Leeds this month.

“We aim to help local organisations benefit from the expertise of speakers and panellists, opportunities to network, form partnerships, and even help to influence policy.”

FinTech North Leeds 2019 is supported by BJSS, the High Commission of Canada, Computershare, DAC Beachcroft, Deloitte, Equiniti, Leeds City Council, and Squire Patton Boggs.

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