Fintech is rapidly changing the way people bank and the way banks wish to operate.
Finding the right technology partners is critical for accelerating digital transformation and gaining buy-in from senior leadership, and increasingly, solutions for the banking and capital market industries are coming from a perhaps unlikely place across the pond: Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland—one of the four regions of the UK—has developed deep expertise in fintech. The region’s combination of talent, competitive operating costs and concentration of technology research centers has attracted significant investment from multinational and technology companies from across the globe over the past two decades—including leading banks BNP Paribas, Citi, Danske and Lloyds Banking Group.
This influx of investment has turned Northern Ireland and its capital city, Belfast, into a global business and technology hub:
- The Financial Times ranked Belfast a Top 3 Fintech Location of the Future alongside London and Singapore, and one of the Top 10 European Tech Cities of the Future.
- Northern Ireland is the world’s top region for fintech inward investment projects and the #1 investment location for US cybersecurity firms.
- Belfast is Europe’s leading FDI destination for new software development.
- Northern Ireland has the highest concentration of fintech employment in the UK, working in areas like trading and payments technologies, regtech, insuretech, cybersecurity, AI and data analytics.
The region is home not only to an impressive cluster of international investors, but also innovative indigenous technology companies developing and delivering solutions for the global financial services industry.
Visit Invest Northern Ireland at Fintech Talents North America to learn how our technology solutions can help your company grow.
Northern Ireland Technology Delegation
Our delegation of 13 companies offer innovative services and solutions across fintech, regtech, cybersecurity, data analytics, AI and IoT. They service banks, corporations, governments and utilities companies worldwide.
Provider of specialist data management, data analytics, and data mining products and services.
Enables users to access, combine, search and analyze data in various formats to better understand, predict and act on business insights.
Self-service data quality and matching software platform designed for non-technical business users in financial services firms to measure and fix data issues.
Esther work with government agencies and charities to register people in financial crisis, issuing pre-paid cards to those in need to allow for direct donations.
Software solution for CRM, loan processing and impact reporting, enabling SME lending organizations to accurately track a loan’s life cycle.
Funds technology to the global investment management industry.
Cloud platform providing real-time visibility to the regulatory risk in a firm’s unstructured data.
Bank-linked rewards app that helps brands attract and retain customers.
Works exclusively with credit unions to independently assess the security status of their IT infrastructures and help build cybersecurity awareness.
Real-time, event-data streaming and messaging solutions to power mission-critical business applications.
Secure enterprise mobile communications solutions.
Cost-effective robotic process automation, aligning with SaaS innovations.
Document generation software, streamlining the production of complex business documents, saving time and money while reducing the risk of error.
Register now for Fintech Talents North America on March 24th (9:00 am EST) and hear more from Karen Bradbury, Financial Services Sector Lead at Invest Northern Ireland, and Stuart Marks, Head of Business Development from FinTrU, as part of the panel: Scaling in to North America – A continent of opportunity and learn more about how Northern Irish firms are growing in North America.