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27 UK firms in 2015 FinTech50

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.

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New York and London boost tech bonds

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.


Why Singapore’s $200m fund matters

A new $200m fund launched last year seeks to strengthen the links between London and Singapore startups, with a sharp focus on tech innovation. Toni Sekinah reports.

Bridget Harris

Harris makes time for YouCanBookMe

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.

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Brighton greets new wave of creative tech

BEYOND TECH CITY: Brighton has fast grown into one of the UK’s most vibrant tech business clusters, with a distinctive focus on creative digital and gaming. Phil Jones of Wired Sussex, explains all.

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Why we must teach tech’s lost generation

The rise of the tech entrepreneur has finally made coding cool. But archaic education and seamless user interfaces combine to keep most people from a true understanding of how technology works. Will Bentinck says we must reinvent education – and now

Claire Cockerton

Cockerton’s restless tech agenda

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.

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Commission backs online voting by 2020

DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: Secure online voting should be an option for all UK voters by 2020, according to a Westminster-led report just out on digital democracy. Yet technical obstacles, and doubts, remain over its viability.

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Burbidge shares her fintech passions

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.

Russ Shaw

London must build on fintech progress

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.