FinTech Scotland said today that it was strengthening its relationship with FinTech North, one of the leading fintech organisations in England.

They plan to collaborate on several initiatives this year, including Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland’s chief executive, delivering presentations at FinTech North’s conferences in Manchester and Leeds in the Spring, as well as a joint conference in Scotland this autumn.

Julian Wells, Director of FinTech North, said: “Its a pleasure to welcome Stephen and FinTech Scotland to our first two major conferences of 2019. We have enjoyed a mutually supportive relationship since the creation of FinTech Scotland in 2018 and the progress made by Stephen and the team in that time is highly impressive.

“We look forward to developing even stronger links with FinTech Scotland over the coming months and are excited to run our first event north of the border later this year.”

Stephen Ingledew, chief executive of FinTech Scotland, added: “FinTech Scotland is delighted to be working with the FinTech North team, with whom we share a common passion for the development of strong and vibrant FinTech communities and economy across the country.

“In Scotland over the last year we have made significant progress in bringing together the innovative Scottish fintech community across multiple cities, organisations and universities and I look forward to sharing our journey with the FinTech North community.”

FinTech Scotland and FinTech North were already closely aligned as both organisations are chaired by UK Treasury FinTech envoys; Chris Sier is FinTech envoy for the Northern Powerhouse and chairs FinTech North, while David Ferguson is Scotland’s FinTech envoy and chair of FinTech Scotland.