26 October 2020

Northern Ireland has the highest concentration of FinTech employment throughout the whole of the UK. 

That’s just one of the findings from research conducted by Whitecap Consulting, in partnership with FinTechNI and Invest Northern Ireland. 

Last week we joined a webinar to get a sneak peek of the results due to be published at the end of November. 

During the webinar, we also got the chance to look at the latest Northern Ireland Fintech Ecosystem Map, where Automated Intelligence is delighted to feature.  

Summary highlights include: 

  • 1 in 5 people working across financial services and tech in Northern Ireland is working in FinTech
  • FinTech sector employment is almost 4 times the number Whitecap’s model had forecast  
  • FinTech in Northern Ireland generates proportionally 2.5- 5 times more GVA than any other region 
  • Talent plays a large part in the FinTech success here with clear quality, availability and progression 

Our CEO, Simon Cole, said, “It’s great to be part of FinTechNI. We’re looking forward to the full report coming out and being part of something fantastic as it grows. 

In September 2020 it was announced that 3 of the Tech Nation FinTech 3.0 cohort are from Northern Ireland, including ourselves, which is more than any other UK region outside London. 

Our technology is a powerful FinTech platform which analysesgoverns and reports on data to regulatory standards.  

The Northern Ireland FinTech Research Survey closes on 31st October so there’s still time to have your say in the coming days. You can fill out the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/fintechni