The Future of Finance
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Founded in 2019 as a not-for-profit, FinTech Wales exists as a global voice for Welsh-based FinTech and Financial Services. As well as nurturing and supporting those businesses already in Wales, it will develop the environment to help FinTech companies’ start-up or scale-up in Wales and aims to establish Wales as a rapidly emerging pillar of the global FinTech economy.
The association has established an Advisory Board of 20 people including representation from Welsh companies such as Confused.com, Admiral, The Principality and Capital Law. FinTech Wales will act as a global voice and advocate for FinTech, introducing the benefits to FinTech entrepreneurs and innovators of establishing a business in Wales, as well as nurturing and supporting those companies already in Wales.
With an established Financial and Professional Services Sector and home to some of the biggest FinTech companies, including Starling Bank, Monzo, Currencycloud and home grown Admiral, Wales’ FinTech sector is flourishing. The UK’s first price comparison site Confused.com was launched here, and Wales is now a centre for online insurance aggregators with, Moneysupermarket and GoCompare also calling Wales home. SMEs, including Swansea based Vizolution and Cardiff’s AMPLYFI have carved a unique niche in the sector.
Wales grows its business talent in the sector through innovative programmes such as the National Software Academy and the Centre for Financial and Professional Services at the University of South Wales. Wales’ dedicated membership association, FinTech Wales, is committed to nurturing talent and developing the ecosystem for businesses to thrive in. The Welsh Government Trade and Invest team work with innovative Fintech businesses who are considering locating in Wales as part of their growth ambitions.
Fireblocks is an enterprise-grade platform delivering a secure infrastructure for moving, storing and issuing digital assets. Fireblocks enables exchanges, custodians, banks, trading desks, and hedge funds to securely scale digital asset operations through patent-pending SGX & MPC technology. They have secured the transfer of over $9 billion in digital assets and have a unique insurance policy that covers assets in storage & in transit.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With 45 offices worldwide and 3,500 employees, Apex delivers an extensive range of services to asset managers, capital markets, private clients and family offices. The Group has continually improved and evolved its capabilities to offer a single-source solution through establishing the broadest range of products in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody and super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory service for private companies.
R3 is an enterprise blockchain software firm working with a global ecosystem of more than 350 participants across multiple industries from both the private and public sectors to develop on Corda, its open-source blockchain platform, and Corda Enterprise, a commercial version of Corda for enterprise usage.
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