Leading Edge Global Partnerships Programme

Support for the UK's fast-growing FinTechs. Register now for DIT's Leading Edge Global Partnerships Programme, and take advantage of fast-growing international demand for UK FinTech products and services.

The UK’s reputation as the global FinTech capital continues to grow from strength to strength, with the FinTech sector representing £11bn in revenue in 2019 – up from £6.6bn in 2015. Simultaneously, UK FinTechs have been able to benefit from the presence of a deep pool of international financial institutions (IFIs) across the country.

The global appeal of the UK FinTech sector continues to grow, with 82% of global financial services firms expecting to increase UK FinTech partnerships in the next 3-5 years.

To give our highly innovative UK FinTechs the best possible competitive advantage, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with Innovate Finance, City of London Corporation, Tech London Advocates and London & Partners in launching its Leading Edge Global Partnerships Programme, providing FinTechs with the platform to connect with and advance commercial dialogue with IFIs.

By signing up to the Leading Edge Global Partnerships Programme, UK FinTechs will join an international ecosystem, created in partnership with several of the UK’s leading financial industry bodies and trade associations.

Other benefits provided to UK FinTechs include:

  • Being part of a global ecosystem of FinTech and international financial institutions
  • Knowledge of specific FinTech use cases within IFIs
  • Opportunities to be matched directly to IFIs, where demand exists, to facilitate commercial dialogue and boost your international profile
  • Structured dialogue between FinTechs and IFIs, brokered by DIT

UK companies can register now to get involved

If you are a financial technology firm interested in taking advantage of the fast-growing international demand for UK FinTech products and services, we would like to hear from you.

Fill out this short survey to register your interest in the new Leading Edge Global Partnerships Programme, telling us about your business and your current profile in markets abroad.

IFIs are also strongly encouraged to reach out to DIT to express their willingness to join the programme and be potentially matched to UK FinTechs by emailing us.

Further to the Leading Edge Global Partnerships Programme, DIT also offers webinars and virtual masterclasses for UK companies looking to start exporting or expand their overseas sales. Find out what’s on and register.

Our local trade teams can also offer free advice to help your business trade internationally. Find your local trade office here.

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