Scotland Fintech Festival

Scotland Fintech Festival will take place between 16 September and 15 October across Scotland.
The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

Next Upcoming events

16 Sep

Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

9am - 5pm

Now in its eighth year, the Fintech Summit has established itself as the largest annual gathering of financial technology leaders in the country, and will serve as the launch event of the Scotland Fintech Festival. The event will be run in a hybrid format, and delegates can attend the physical Summit in Edinburgh, or join online through a full-spec virtual conference platform. The agenda will reflect on a period of significant volatility for the FS community; examining the key trends, challenges, and market disruptions, and discussing the role of Fintech in driving customer innovation and positive socio-economic impact.

17 Sep

Future of Fintech VI Conference

199 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0QU

10am - 4.30pm

The 6th year of this conference will focus on the practical applications of Financial Technologies

20 Sep

The Future of Payments and Regulation

At this event the PSR will share learnings from the current strategy consultation. They'll talk about where they expect the future of payments to go and what the regulatory framework might look like.

22 Sep

Central Bank Digital Currency: The new age of money?

Virtual event

8.30am - 9.30am

The introduction of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) across the world is a major milestone in the history of money, but how far away is the UK from launching a digital currency underwritten by the Bank of England, and how would it change the way we save, borrow and spend? Join PwC UK cryptocurrency specialist Haydn Jones and a panel of experts to find out.

22 Sep

IBM – Showcase 1

9am - 10am

22 Sep

Virtual event

11am

Cantor Fitzgerald, a Global leader in SPAC issuance (#1 2017-19 on both number of deals and notional transacted, #1 in number of deals 2020) and with deep understanding of the acquisition structure, offers the FinTech Scotland community a chance to gain insights into this evolution for Capital Markets.

22 Sep

Building a Diverse Workforce in Fintech Scotland

12pm - 1pm

We will explore what organisations are doing at a foundational level to ensure an inclusive future workforce. The purpose is to advise Fintech Leaders on what processes and procedures they should be implementing and how best to tap into this talent pool.

22 Sep

As easy as ABC? Why ESG must be at the heart of Scotland’s fintech future

2pm - 3.30pm

What exactly are Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals - and why are they so important to Scotland's fintech future? The webinar will examine why ESG is so important to banks and investors looking to buy or invest in fintechs - and look at examples of fintech companies that have put ESG goals at the heart of everything they do. What are the global market opportunities for those Scottish fintechs who really embrace ESG in a meaningful way - and how can their work help tackle financial exclusion and give consumers what they want? Join our panel of experts to discuss how ESG can shape an even brighter future for Scotland's booming fintech sector.

23 Sep

‘Let’s Talk Fintech’ – Australia and Scotland Fintech roundtable

8am - 9am

23 Sep

IBM – Showcase 2

9am - 10am

23 Sep

Machine Learning for traditional FS – How to compete with FinTechs

12pm - 1pm

Presenter - Martin Thorn - Head of Data Science : Standard Life Aberdeen

23 Sep

Technical teams: Build vs buy

Virtual Event

10.30am

Join CodeClan to discuss how to hire in junior talent to build up businesses and training staff internally, instead of throwing huge sums of money at senior developers to attract them from another company.

23 Sep

How implementing the right talent management plan can amplify your growth in fintech

4pm - 5pm

The key to growing your business is having the right people. With so many choices out there for candidates at the moment, attracting talent is tough. Ensuring you hire the right talent first time is extremely difficult! To consistently hire and retain top talent having a robust talent management plan that encompasses things like value proposition, brand, competitive salaries and benefits, an engaging candidate experience, feedback, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, stakeholder alignment, development opportunities and overall organizational health is crucial. Let us show you where to start.

27 Sep

Why Scotcoin is The Saviour of Crypto

4pm - 4.45pm

Introducing Scotcoin and The Scotcoin Project - the unique cryptocurrency that is also a Community Interest Company (CIC). Practically this means it has charity and doing good built into its DNA. Our ambition is for Scotcoin to become the de facto choice of crypto currency and transfer within the Third Sector in the UK and beyond and act as a fuel for change. We also have a strong green agenda using deployment of Scotcoin to address wastage and are advocates of the virtues of the safety of blockchain.

27 Sep

Meet the regulator – Financial regulation from an international perspective

10am 11am

Scottish Development International will host this virtual event where selected financial regulators from key markets are invited to present their profiles and a brief overview of the regulatory landscape in their country. The purpose of the event is to stimulate dialogue between fintechs and financial regulatory bodies in international markets.

28 Sep

IBMN – Showcase 3

9am - 10am

28 Sep

10am - 11am

FinTech businesses are being challenged when determining the skills they need for growth and appealing to a small pool of new talent. Join Andragogy, Golden Charter, and Traktion to explore how to reach the very best FinTech talent.

28 Sep

Pinsent Masons (Virtual) Fintech Meet-up

5.30pm - 6.30pm

We would be delighted if you could join us for the next in our regular series of (virtual) fintech meet-ups on all things fintech. The theme for the event is still to be confirmed, but we aim to cover current “hot topics” in the fintech space, having previously looked at issues such as digital payments, regtech, employee incentivisation and AI, and this event will be no exception. The format of the event will be a panel discussion, where industry experts will discuss a topical fintech issue, with plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience and thought sharing.

29 Sep

A discussion about the local FinTech Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and the Challenge of Scaling

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Edinburgh has one of Europe's strongest entrepreneurial ecosystems, propelled by the number of 'unicorn' startups, world leading universities, highly skilled workers, and the availability of early stage investors and mentors. This, linked with a world renowned finance services sector and a growing strength in Big Data, means that the local FinTech entrepreneurial space is flourishing. However, one challenge to the community, recently highlighted in recent ‘Mark Logan Report into the Scottish Technology Ecosystem’ commissioned by the Scottish Government is that of scaling. The report talks of the need for the ecosystem to reach a ‘tipping point’ in its development where virtuous network effects strengthen the ecosystem and provide the conditions for start-ups to scale. To reach the ‘tipping point’ requires interventions in the areas of education, infrastructure and funding. Professor Neil Pollock, Chair in Innovation and Social Informatics and Nicola Anderson, CEO of FinTech Scotland head up a panel to discuss the dynamics of our local FinTech entrepreneurial ecosystem and the contribution of the Logan report to the challenges of scaling.

29 Sep

IBM – Showcase 4

9am - 10am

29 Sep

Successful scaling: what you need to know

Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX

4pm

A workshop/roundtable session aimed at fintechs in the growth phase, both early stage and late stage growth.  We will run through practical pointers based on our experience, and can provide facility for questions or areas of concern to be submitted in advance.

29 Sep

Walking the DLT Landscape

3pm - 7pm

Csilla Zsigri VP Marketing & Strategy @ BTP will be presenting - https://www.linkedin.com/in/csillazsigri

29 Sep

Securing the future of work for the financial organisations

Virtual event

3pm - 3.30pm

Security will play a key role in enabling new hybrid ways of working as the world begins to re-open, with employees increasingly on the move. As hybrid working increases, firms need to be able to quickly adapt their operations to continue to work effectively and compliantly. Register now for our 30 minute session, where we are joined by security experts to look at what the future of work means for security within Financial Organisations.

29 Sep

How to leverage Banking as a Service

12:30-1:30pm

Hear how other FinTechs have successfully leveraged Banking as a Service to build products that customers love. Learn how Modulr provides payments and accounts infrastructure as an alternative to traditional banking services. And this session will also share the pitfalls and best practices when considering how to offer payment and account services that are easy to scale but deliver instant satisfaction and convenience for your customers.

30 Sep

The key to successful fintech and financial institutional collaboration

5pm

Please join us for a panel-led session, with the opportunity for Q&A, which unpicks collaboration and partnerships between larger financial institutions and fintechs.  The panel will bring different experiences and perspectives and the aim is to highlight ways to achieve successful collaboration. The speakers will be announced in due course.

04 Oct

Privacy-by-design data driven innovation

Join us as we discuss with Fintechs and consumer groups how to balance data-led innovation with consumer privacy and data protection rights.

07 Oct

What can a data mesh and x-analytics bring to Fintech

12pm - 1pm

Presenter - Neil Carden, Chief Operating Officer at Forth Point - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-carden-1177a41

07 Oct

8.30am - 5pm

CmdR ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland and has been running for more than 20 years. 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.

13 Oct

Women in Fintech: an opportunity to enhance gender equality post-pandemic?

11am

The Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER), part of Strathclyde Business School, works with organisations from lots of different sectors, including FinTech, to better understand workplace and people management practices and how they impact upon issues such as innovation, engagement and wellbeing. In this webinar, we will share the insights that have come out of the work we are doing including key considerations that organisations and policy makers in the FinTech sector need to take into account to align workplace and people management practices with EDI strategies in order to support home and flexible working (and any other relevant workplace practices) that enable employees, particularly women, to engage in innovative work behaviours and service centric behaviours essential to the sector.

13 Oct

Insurtech – Scotland and the Isle of Man Working together

TBC

9am - 10.30am

Join us to hear about the exciting developments in the space of InsurTech, including the development of InsurTech Isle of Man and the problem statements InsurTech can tackle on the island as well as hearing how Scotland and the Isle of Man will look to collaborate in the future in the space of InsurTech.

14 Oct

99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD

9am - 4.30pm

The ‘FinTech Across the UK - Actions and initiatives to drive global leadership’ event is a UK wide conference bringing together key stakeholders across the private, public and education sectors who are leading fintech innovation to realise the global ambition of UK fintech.

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