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Rapid-rising Transferwise, Nutmeg, Funding Circle, GoCardless and Osper are among the 27 UK fintech stars named in the European FinTech50 for 2015, announced in London this week.
In February, London mayor Boris Johnson visits New York City on a tech-focussed trade mission. Gordon Innes of London & Partners says there are huge opportunities to forge transatlantic partnerships.
Bridget Harris has pivoted her career from politics to tech, by founding her own scheduling solution software business. She tells us how she came to be a professional problem solver.
Claire Cockerton is one busy woman. As chief exec of Innovate Finance, she leads the UK’s fintech industry trade body. As number 2 at Level39 she leads the accelerator’s drive on smart cities. And she’s founding chair of Pivotal Innovations. She made time to talk to us.
LONDON FINTECH: Eileen Burbidge, the Passion Capital principal known as “Silicon Roundabout’s real reigning queen” tells Julian Blake why London fintech is so hot – and why regulation and talent are the two biggest challenges facing the sector.
LONDON FINTECH: January’s FinTech2015 event demonstrated the confidence and vigour of the London fintech scene. But, warns event co-organiser Russ Shaw, now is no time to be complacent.
LONDON FINTECH: At five years old peer-to-peer consumer finance platform RateSetter is becoming something of a stalwart on the nascent fintech scene. Chief executive Rhydian Lewis predicts where London is going as a fintech hub.
LONDON FINTECH: Paul Moravek is co-founder and MD of bespoke equity crowdfunding platform Venture Founders. He tells us how the company is bringing maturity to the crowdfunding market – and he offers his thoughts on why London is such a fintech hotbed.