Fintech Envoy for Northern Ireland sets sights on Australian and New Zealand markets
Fintech Envoy for Northern Ireland, Andrew Jenkins has reinforced the attractive proposition which Northern Ireland is to overseas investors.
Envoy Jenkins took part in a webinar which was hosted by Invest NI aimed at Australian and New Zealand tech companies which are seeking to expand to the UK and European markets. Other panellists included Peter Hendrikssen, Regional Trade & Investment Director, Invest NI; Roger Gregg, Founder, The Lightyear Corporation; and Ravi Rughani, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Anson McCade Recruiting.
This session explored the different components of Northern Ireland’s unique fintech eco-system, and the incentives available for Australian and New Zealand technology companies seeking to expand here.
With Northern Ireland recently named the world’s number one destination for fintech development investment projects, Belfast named the top city in Europe for new FDI software development projects, and in the top 10 European Tech Cities for the Future, there is significant potential to harness this growing reputation which can drive economic recovery locally.
Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy, encompassing innovation in financial services including digital banking, payment technologies and asset management. 40,000 people are employed in this sector across Northern Ireland.
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