Celebrating collaborative innovation that is driving economic recovery will be a core theme at Scotland’s Fintech Festival which will take place over four weeks in September and October.

This will be the fifth FinTech Festival hosted by FinTech Scotland with organisers anticipating a bigger participation from leading entrepreneurs, innovators and policymakers from across the UK and the world.

Every year since 2018, Scotland’s Fintech Festival has showcased the growing innovation across the fintech cluster involving a diverse range of fintech leaders and organisations.

The 2022 FinTech Festival will give emphasis to the growing collaboration throughout the UK which is enabling the progress of the much-acclaimed FinTech Research & Innovation Roadmap launched in March of this year by FinTech Scotland.

The FinTech Festival opens on September 15 with the Annual Fintech Summit at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh and conclude on 6th of October with an evening of Fintech Awards recognising the achievements of people and organisations across the fintech cluster.

Commenting Nicola Anderson, FinTech Scotland Chief Executive said: “The Festival has grown each year, despite the pandemic, and for 2022 I’m looking forward more in-person events. The four weeks is an ideal opportunity to share how collaborative innovation has a key role to play in addressing economic and social challenges”

A Festival highlight will be the UK Fintech Symposium taking place at NatWest Gogarburn headquarters on September 22, bringing together all the UK regional fintech clusters as well as Government ministers, regulators and leading fintech innovation influencers to discuss financial innovation contribution to economic recovery. 

Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland chairman and host of the UK FinTech Assembly said: “The Festival will celebrate how fintech is very much a ‘team’ activity and how this UK collaborative approach to innovation is fuelling sustainable growth and job creation as well as a positive social impact to benefit all UK regions and communities.”

The many diverse Festival events and gatherings are already scheduled and many more will be added on www.scotlandfintechfestival.com.