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What happens when you put Fintechs from Scotland, Hong Kong and Singapore together? A lot of great chats and collaboration opportunities!

UK Fintech Week saw Fintechs from around the world visit the UK, named by City AM as the World’s top Fintech hub (2019). To mark this, Deloitte, FinTech Scotland and Scottish Development International hosted a meet-up for the Scottish Fintech eco-system and visiting start-ups from Hong Kong and Singapore. The event brought together the visiting firms and the Scottish Fintech community at our Edinburgh Office on 2nd May, allowing attendees the opportunity to get an insight into two of the world's leading Fintech ecosystems and join the discussion about increasing collaboration.

 

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As part of UK Fintech Week, seven Fintechs from Hong Kong and Singapore interested in the UK/European market travelled to the UK supported by the Department of International Trade (DIT). DIT worked closely with Scottish Development International (SDI) to host delegates in Edinburgh to learn about the growing community and meet key stakeholders.

The purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity to connect with Scotland’s vibrant ecosystem and allow Scottish companies the opportunity to learn about the growth of Fintech in AsiaPac. Kent Mackenzie, Global Head of Fintech & RegTech Advisory Partner at Deloitte shared insights on the growth of global Fintech ecosystems offering examples of recent work, followed by an informative panel discussion, focused on Hong Kong and Singapore with Bettina Wong (Hong Kong Science and Technology Park), Charles Lam (Hong Kong Cyberport) and Avere Hill (Cynopsis). Questions covered access to finance and talent as well as the regulatory similarities and differences with the UK.

Finally, each of the visiting delegates were invited to share what their business does with the audience, which led into a very productive networking session after.

 

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Andrew Littlejohn - Senior Consultant, Risk Advisory

Andrew is a senior consultant within Deloitte’s Risk Analytics team in Scotland within the Risk Advisory practice. He has delivered a wide range of projects relating to the development and promotion of Scotland’s financial services sector. Through these projects he has developed an extensive knowledge of the Fintech sector and has built a network of key relationships in the ecosystem across Scotland and globally.

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