FinTech Festival: what's on

Norway’s EedenBull joins influx of fintech firms in Scotland

Eedenbull is heading to Scotland

Norway-based payments firm EedenBull will unveil details of its move to Edinburgh as part of the three-Week Fintech Festival.

EedenBull is launching its IT development and customer support office in Semple Street close to Scottish Widows where it will develop its provision of services through partner banks.

The company, which is creating 20 jobs with £225,000 of regional selective assistance support from Scottish Enterprise, is holding a launch event on 24 September.

Fintech specialists are being drawn to a number of events taking place around Scotland over the next three weeks as top performers in the sector offer advice and share ideas with established players and startups.

 Scaling and growth

Denholm, the recruitment agency, is running a Q&A event around scaling and growth which will feature Steve Tigar, CEO at personal finance app Money Dashboard; Darren Cairns, CMO at Edinburgh-headquartered lending platform LendingCrowd; Ilana Munckton, VP of growth at Care Sourcer; and Bruce Walker, CEO and co-founder at FutureX.

They will discuss strategy, scalability, growth and success at Whitespace in Edinburgh on 18 September.  

The Q&A panel is being hosted by Gareth Glen, Denholm’s recently appointed principal consultant.

Data talk

The ID Co is also hosting an event on 13 September at Whitespace, its head office, to promote the value in bank data and open banking as a means to allow consumers to take advantage of their own data.

It will be aimed at those in financial services, professional services, lending, gaming, letting and retail who seek more information on how leveraging bank data can help them unleash their full potential.

ID Co CEO James Varga will be joined by Mark Curran, director of technology transformation at TSB.

Fife Fintech Festival

Fife is hosting a number of senior players at an event on 17 September.

Sainsbury’s Bank, CTO Greg Watson and Ingenico group’s director of solution development Western Europe Simon Fairbairn are among the speakers at Double Tree Hilton, North Queensferry. 

They are joined by  Devraj Basu, senior lecturer, accounting and finance, and, Professor George Wright, management science from Strathclyde University and Jim Tomaney, chief operating officer at Renovite Technologies.

There is a panel discussion featuring Stephen Ingledew, CEO Fintech Scotland; Professor Bill Buchanan of Napier University, and Jin Enyi, adviser on DLT and cryptocurrencies.

Building on last year’s full-house event, when Scotland’s first Fintech Skills Academy was launched, this year capacity has been more than doubled. 


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