UK fintech delegation to visit Australia and New Zealand

Elizabeth Barry 7 February 2017 NEWS

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The trade mission, comprised of 11 UK fintech companies, is aimed at promoting opportunities in the Australian and New Zealand fintech space.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) in the UK is sending a delegation of fintech companies to Australia and New Zealand to promote opportunities in the two countries. The successful fintech companies will participate in a five-day programme of meetings and workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland during March.

"The opportunities for both the UK and Australasia in fintech are vast and it is fantastic to see so many UK fintech companies doing well here," British Consul General and Director General of UK Trade and Investment Michael Ward said.

The trade mission is aiming to build on success achieved by UK fintech companies such as RateSetter and Thincats in Australia.

Delegates, which include companies such as FundApps, ingage and ObjectTech, will be given opportunities to network and forge partnerships with both the fintech community and established financial institutions. Delegates will also be able to pitch to venture capital firms, visit fintech hubs and meet the regulator and government ministers.

"We look forward to welcoming our first UK fintech delegation to showcase the opportunities that exist in Australia and New Zealand for UK companies and to foster greater collaboration between our countries in this rapidly developing and growing sector," Ward said.

UK companies that will be involved in the delegation are: Aire, Clarus FT, Clearmacro, FundApps, ingage, iwoca, Neyber, ObjectTech, Onfido, Sybenetix and Tradle.

The delegation will be in Australia and New Zealand from March 20-24.

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