Scotland, a global fintech hub

Scotland has long been a global financial hub. Today, talented people, a supportive business environment and a vibrant tech scene are helping position Scotland as one of the top fintech destinations in the world as well as being voted one of the top places to live in the world.

A fast growing fintech sector

Scotland is home to over 70 fintech companies and counting. This isn’t a surprise as the country has been voted the best European place to start a tech business. The Scottish fintech firms are tackling societal and economical challenges with innovative solutions and technologies.

The Scottish fintechs

A very large financial cluster

Many of the world’s most respected financial institutions have technology functions in Scotland.

These international brands complement the large number of Scottish headquartered financial services companies.

In fact, the growth in Scottish financial services recently outstripped London with 161,000 people employed in financial and related professional services

Large Financial firms in Scotland
Financial services companies in Scotland

World class fintech talent

Diversity fuels innovation. Scottish homegrown talent is complemented by international and EU students. In fact Scotland has the highest percentage of international students in the UK.

They study in top universities. Five of our universities rank in the global top 200 and the University of Edinburgh host Europe’s largest school of Informatics.

Skills and Talents in Scotland
Scottish Universities logo

Unrivalled support

The level of support in Scotland is second to none. New companies receive help, guidance and funding from Scottish Enterprise and many other organisations.

Entrepreneurs and companies wanting to relocate to Scotland or expand internationally can benefit from the services provided by Scottish Development International.

Discover the fintech Ecosystem

FinTech Scotland’s CEO, Stephen Ingledew

Watch FinTech Scotland's CEO, Stephen Ingledew, speak about why Scotland is ideally positioned to be one of the leading global fintech hubs.

World leading business destination

Whether you are establishing or expanding your financial services business, Scotland is the right choice. It stands to reason.

Scotland is rich in centuries of financial services expertise that can drive your business forward

a cost effective, global financial heartland for locating your business

the best place in the world for people to live and work

ready with the professional support you may need

focused on nurturing a diverse and inclusive workforce that benefits business

strongly committed to the future of the financial services sector

with you every step of the way

Find out more

Scotland's fintech cities

Edinburgh

Glasgow

Aberdeen

Dundee

Stirling

  • AvriumAvrium
  • SK ChaseSK Chase
  • LendingCrowdLendingCrowd
  • CU SoarCU Soar
  • Wallet ServicesWallet Services
  • SquareBookSquareBook
  • Payment CentricPayment Centric
  • Orca MoneyOrca Money
  • NexvesNexves
  • AdviserDirectAdviserDirect
  • SustainablySustainably
  • Money DashboardMoney Dashboard
  • GiftRoundGiftRound
  • FNZFNZ
  • aio*aio*
  • QpalQpal
  • FexcoFexco
  • Bifrost WealthBifrost Wealth
  • AvriumAvrium
  • SK ChaseSK Chase
  • LendingCrowdLendingCrowd
  • CU SoarCU Soar
  • Wallet ServicesWallet Services
  • SquareBookSquareBook
  • Payment CentricPayment Centric
  • Orca MoneyOrca Money
  • NexvesNexves
  • AdviserDirectAdviserDirect
  • SustainablySustainably
  • Money DashboardMoney Dashboard
  • GiftRoundGiftRound
  • FNZFNZ
  • aio*aio*
  • QpalQpal
  • FexcoFexco
  • Bifrost WealthBifrost Wealth

Discover the Fintech Community

We enable fintech companies of all sizes to start, scale up, develop and prosper

The Fintech Community