SE is a key stakeholder in supporting the growth of fintech in Scotland and played a pivotal role in establishing Fintech Scotland. We focus on supporting the co-ordination and facilitation of industry, government and stakeholders to develop an industry-led, inclusive approach to fintech growth, and maintain a key influencer role in the strategic direction of Fintech Scotland.
The Scottish fintech ecosystem is thriving, because of Scotland’s rich financial services heritage, its educational strength in technology and data, and our unending capacity for innovation.
Our fintech vision for Scotland
We’ll encourage further investment and strengthen the sector’s international competitiveness and increase market opportunities.
We will focus on:
Cluster-building and industry collaboration around market opportunities
Improving awareness of Scotland's fintech capability internationally
Harnessing Scotland's expertise and policy focus on data-driven innovation
Encouraging open innovation between financial services companies and fintech SMEs
Ongoing support for Scotland’s fintech economy
SE’s involvement in Fintech Scotland ensures:
Scotland capitalises on data assets and has the capability to secure and grow tech jobs in fintech
Increased recognition of fintech’s role in enhancing social inclusion through improving consumer access and engagement with financial services
Fintech Scotland takes a proactive and cohesive approach to industry engagement, sector leadership, market intelligence and national and regional partnerships
The fintech sector is able to thrive in Scotland, the technology supply chain is supported, and innovators and new entrants to the industry are encouraged
Any barriers to fintech business growth are tackled