Scotland Fintech Festival

Scotland Fintech Festival will take place between the 7th of September and the 5th of October across Scotland.
The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

Next Upcoming events

10 Sep

The theme of the conference this year is the relationship between investors and advisers, in which both parties have the same ultimate aim of growth and success, but have to deal with a number of points at which their interests may differ.

14 Sep

3pm - 4.30pm

In an ever changing competitive environment, having edge and access to the right partners is going to be a key measure of success. Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (a UK Investment Bank and part of the American Global Financial Services firm Cantor Fitzgerald) welcomes you to join their session, which is designed to introduce a framework around unlocking capital from global investors and offer insight into market trends from investment industry experts.

15 Sep

Datafest 2020 – Datathon Competition

Deloitte Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DB

10am - (9pm next day)

2 day data-focused hackathon, where participants from all backgrounds and industries come together to analyse & propose how data and technology can tackle some of society’s biggest challenges. This year’s event will focus on how we can build trust to create a more responsible society, looking at how organisations in all industries can leverage the wealth of data and new tech to promote inclusion & diversity, sustainability and public debate in order to become more socially responsible.

16 Sep

Datafest 2020 – Datathon Presentation

Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DB


Come discover the results of the 2 day data-focused hackathon organised by Deloitte as part of Datafest 2020. During 2 days the entrants will have developed new solutions to in order to build trust and create a more responsible society.

16 Sep

Delivering Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Blockchain-based Securities Lending Platform

6pm - 7.30pm

A talk by Duncan Johnston-Watt, CEO, BTP - Duncan is a regular keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur and technology pioneer with over 30 years experience in the software industry. His latest venture is Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company.

17 Sep

Is your business using your output

6pm - 7.30pm

Is your business using your output - Presentation by Martin Thorn (Head of Data Science) - Standard Life Aberdeen -

17 Sep

2pm - 3pm

This virtual event will explore how for financial services companies, mobile technologies still provide the best opportunities for innovative consumer-focused design solutions

17 Sep

12.30pm - 1.30pm

New digital means of payment, be it cryptocurrencies or asset-backed stable-coins, and the merger between means of payment and investments has brought new challenges to our understanding of money. Professor Emilios Avgouleas will discuss the business advantages of new payment means, obstacles to classification as electronic money in common law and by Statute, and how to overcome these challenges. The limits of private monetary innovation and the importance of use embedded in market structure will also be highlighted.

21 Sep


Leyton will be sharing insight to the innovation funding available to Fintechs for Development and AI / Data Analytics work through the R&D Tax relief scheme. They will also be giving advice on some common misconceptions such as the inability to claim having received a grant and will have a consultant on hand to answer any technical questions on how the work you are doing may apply.

22 Sep

4pm - 5pm

Marks & Clerk is delighted to be hosting a webinar on Protecting Innovations in Fintech including advice on patenting software and other intellectual property (IP) considerations as part of Scotland Fintech Festival 2020.

23 Sep

Technology budgets will be under immense pressure in the period ahead therefore investments need to be focused where they can best support the vision. Technology should be considered holistically, considering fintech collaboration, and use of data and insight to identify opportunities to automate and unlock further efficiencies.

23 Sep


A panel of speakers discussing what FinTech is, the current trends in the industry, and what role students play in all of this - including the plan of UoG FinTech for the upcoming academic session and how you can get involved with our projects.

23 Sep

In this virtual meet up, we’re focusing on regtech, which has recently been described as the ‘sleeping giant’ of the financial services world and is key area of focus for the FCA’s regulatory sandbox. Since the financial crisis of 2008, the amount of regulation applicable to financial services businesses has been growing. Although this is aimed at increasing transparency and monitoring and mitigating risks, it does also introduce additional burdens for business. Our panel, including representatives from Fintech Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and regtech business, Visible Capital will be discussing the growing demand for regtech solutions, which are designed to help financial services businesses to navigate (and comply with) regulation. We will also look at the barriers that currently exist to adoption of regtech solutions by the financial services industry and how these might be addressed.

24 Sep


The emergence and development of FinTech innovations has resulted in a significant increase in sensitive data being available digitally. FinTech has become even more prominent as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, with a sharp uptick in mobile banking registrations and a move towards cashless payments in industries such as retail and banking. Consequently, the protection and security of data, processes, systems and networks becomes increasingly challenging for the FinTech sector. In collaboration with FinTech Scotland, FWB Park Brown will host a virtual forum aiming to provide an insight to the changing landscape and challenges associated with cyber security.

24 Sep

The “Art and Science” of Analytics & Data Science:We should all be like Leonardo

6pm - 7.30pm

Point of the talk: This is drawn primarily from experiences in the domain of customer insight and customer experience. We think of analytics mainly as a hard ‘science’ but there is a growing importance to consider some more intangible sides to analytics: why do customers think the way they do (e.g. behavioural economics), why do stakeholders make decisions the way they do (e.g. influencing senior decision-makers)?

28 Sep

The True Cost of Hidden Inefficiencies in Payments

9.30am - 10.30am

Based on Summer 2020 quantitative research and the commentary of 50+ Founders and C-Level executives from within the European Banking and Financial Services sectors, Modulr has put together a panel of industry experts to explore what the findings tell us about the true cost of hidden inefficiencies in payments and where the opportunities lie for innovation and differentiation. We’ll explore the deepening collaboration between technology and finance, the hidden inefficiencies within processes, the potential of instant payments and how innovation and differentiation is more important than ever.

29 Sep

8am - 5pm

Now in its seventh year, the Scottish Fintech Summit has established itself as the largest gathering of financial technology leaders in the country. The event is geared for senior technologists, IT & Digital leaders and C-level executives from right across the FS sector, from established institutions to the challenger brands and Fintech start-ups that are reshaping the market. The 2020 event will be held online as a Virtual Summit.

30 Sep

10am - 11am

The Webinar will be delivered in partnership with Invest Hong Kong

30 Sep

10.30am - 12pm

#FifeTech is calling on Tech companies and coders in Scotland to work with third sector organisation to bring ideas and skills to bear to find solutions to improve financial wellbeing of those who are now vulnerable Post-Covid Please join us you would like to address the huge issues now emerging by creating impactful solutions using the process developed by Nationwide Building Society in Open Banking For Good.

01 Oct

The Future of Fintech V


This years event will be physically hosted at Strathclyde Business School to a virtual audience via Zoom. It will focus on blockchains contribution to Fintech, with two practically focused lectures followed by a panel session made up of industry practitioners. The format is designed to be practical, educational and informative.

01 Oct

The Green Room, 19-25 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NG


After a month of events, Best of the Fest will feature some of the speakers coming to share their thoughts in a very relaxed setting. After the discussion, a fabulous chance to network with fintech enthusiasts. For the second year in a row, The Green Room will welcome Best of the Fest offering attendees a great opportunity to taste some of their best wines and nibbles.

01 Oct

Edinburgh International Conference Centre The Exchange 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE

Taking place on the 1st October 2020 in Edinburgh, ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations.

05 Oct

12pm - 1pm

Recent technological advances and regulations have fundamentally reshaped the workings of financial markets. Professor Gbenga Ibikunle will discuss the effects of the technological transformation of financial markets on market quality and value, as well as its implication for investments. This webinar will be of interest to investment management firms and others with interests in understanding the technological transformation of financial markets.

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Scotland is a vibrant fintech hub with a very active community. We list major
events as well as recurring ones. So if you want to learn or just meet-up with like
minded people, you should find an event or a conference for you.

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