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FinTech Mission to the UK



Submission Deadline is September 3


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FinTech Mission to the UK 2015

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is proud to host a mission of US financial technology firms to London, the capital of financial technology in Europe, from 5-9 December 2015.

The mission will afford US firms the opportunity to visit the UK market and learn about the growing UK financial technology network, giving them the tools and connections to take their business global. 

At nearly 10% of GDP, the UK financial services sector is a global leader, and the UK financial technology sector is growing at twice the rate of FinTech in Silicon Valley. In total, the UK financial technology sector is valued at £20 billion and had £342 million investment in UK FinTech companies in 2014. As the global headquarters for many of the world's largest financial institutions, London offers FinTech companies proximity to one of the largest potential customer bases in the world. 

We are looking for dynamic financial technology companies interested in expanding to the UK. The mission is ideal for meeting with potential customers, investors, and companies that want to network with FinTech firms from all over the globe during FinTech Connect Live.


As a Mission Company You Will Receive: 

  • Complimentary tickets to attend FinTech Connect Live valued at £239 (2 per company)
  • Your company's logo, profile, and branding on all FinTech Connect Live materials, including website and show guide
  • Arranged programming that will provide valuable information and tools to launch your business in the UK
  • Access to networking receptions, events, and prominent multinational financial institutions

Benefits of the Mission:

  • Marketing of your firm via UK Trade & Investment media channels-- both in the US and the UK-- when promoting the mission
  • Access to top advisory firms that will provide insight into expanding overseas
  • Opportunity to pitch in front of possible investors and speak with multinational financial institutions
  • Opportunity to research the UK market directly for expansion opportunities

Event Programme:

Sunday, December 6th
  • Evening VIP Reception with Mission Companies
Monday, December 7th 
  • Breakfast Seminar: Setting up in the UK
  • Visit Area Accelerators
  • Lunch with Multinational Financial Institution
  • Seminar on FCA Authorization
  • Pitch Session: Partnered with area FinTech firms
Tuesday, December 8th 
  • Attend FinTech Connect Live
  • Evening Reception in TechCity
Wednesday, December 9th
  • Attend FinTech Connect Live
About FinTech Connect Live: 
Combining the hustle and bustle of a genuine exhibition featuring over 100 start-up and scale-up FinTech providers, a keynote auditorium with inspirational case studies from around the world, a series of sub-sector oriented micro-conferences, education workshops covering the practical challenges that face start-up leaders, micros mentoring clinics, and an opportunity to meet the next breed of FinTech talent. As a result, FinTech Connect Live has all the attributes to make it the greatest FinTech show on earth. It is where investors go to meet high potential growth businesses, where early stage start-ups and scale-ups go to meet financiers and prospect customers, where financial institutions go to learn about the latest emerging innovations, where next generation FinTech disrupters demo their offerings and where existing, traditional players look at potential partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions while exhibiting their own proprietary technologies. It sits at the cross-section of FinTech start-ups, incumbent tech providers, financial institutions, and the investor community. It is a true eco-system event. Click here to download a prospectus.

We are looking for innovative financial techology companies interested in expanding to the UK. To be eligible, a company must be a financial technology firm founded before January 2015 based out of one of the following states: AR, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, MN, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, WI, WY. 

Mission attendees spots are competitive and space is limited. Companies must submit their application by 3 September 2015. Companies will be notified by the end of September if they are selected for the mission.

For further information please email

Group(s): ALL StARS
Organizer UK Trade and Investment



Sun, Dec. 6 - Wed, Dec. 9, 2015
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


London, England, UK
United States