Scotland Fintech festival! We loved it and can’t wait for next year!

We recently concluded the FinTech Scotland festival ending a wonderful four weeks where we got to celebrate fintech innovation in Scotland, across the UK and around the world!

With 60 events covering a broad range of interesting topics, discussions, and views for the future there was plenty to talk about and more to excite us for the next 12 months ahead.

We started in Edinburgh and ended in Glasgow taking a trip around the world via Australia, America, Europe, Dundee, Stirling and London!

Among my favourites were the face to face events, where the buzz and energy in the room confirmed there’s much going on in FinTech innovation in Scotland, and that we all were excited to be out and about reconnecting face to face, enjoying new conversations and sparking new ideas.

Digit’s FinTech Summit kicked everything off in true Digit style. It was great to see Visible Capital, LendingCrowd, Amiqus, Sustainably, ShareIn, Zumo, Nude, Exizent and Love Electric, all Scottish home grown fintech talents, building and scaling businesses, and developing the future of finance.

Other one of my favourite events was a truly brilliant and informative discussion on the meeting of Space Data and FinTech! Thank you, the University of Strathclyde, Trade in Space, Go-to-Market for sharing your insights, experience and expertise on how Space Data gives us an exciting prospect for more fintech innovation!

FinTech innovators never fail to inspire me, it was an privilege to share an event that saw Know-it, Doqit, Biscuit Tin, PolyDigi and talk about their businesses, innovations and aspirations for the future.

We connected around the world, sharing experiences of Open Banking innovation with FinTech Australia and hearing directly from a range of European regulators on their experiences of fintech.

Our own regulator the FCA hosted a record number of events covering topics from crypto, Innovation, Sustainable finance and RegTech!

We rounded the festival off in Glasgow with the Times Scotland and Canongate event and an opportunity to discuss accelerating fintech across the UK! Another event that reminded me of the value of connection, the true potential for UK fintech innovation and role that Scotland plays in influencing that story and setting direction.

Thank you for joining us, being part of our story and helping us to shape the future.