Scotland Fintech Festival

Scotland Fintech Festival will take place in September 2019 between the 9th and the 27th across Scotland.
The festival will contain conferences, meet-ups, morning breakfast sessions, evening networking events and much more.

Next Upcoming events

09 Sep

EICC 150 Morrison St EH3 8EE Edinburgh

9.00 - 17.00

This is your opportunity to participate at the only truly global data and insights summit – the 72nd ESOMAR Congress - where innovation, creativity and insights collide.

10 Sep

John McIntyre Conference Centre The University of Edinburgh Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

9am - 5pm

From social inclusion to ethics, from skills to business, the emerging data economy cuts across many issues that matter to society and industry. Our 2019 conference will bring together key players such as author Caroline Criado Perez. This event is for you if you want to find out how businesses are using data to develop and diversify, or how charities are collaborating with researchers to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges.

10 Sep

The University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS

9.30am - 12.30pm

Dr Martin-Barragan is organizing a workshop around the topic "Interpretable Analytics: the needs of the banking sector", in which she aims to raise a discussion about the notion of ‘Explainability’ and, in particular, what kind of interpretability will help banks and lending agents to comply with latest regulations, such as the right to explanation. We are looking for analysts working in credit scoring to join and the workshop and discuss implementation of the right to explanation (Recital 71 EU GDPR) in the context of machine learning. Register by emailing partnership.development@business-school.ed.ac.uk

11 Sep

122 Waterloo Street Glasgow G2 7DP

5pm - 7.30pm

Led by MThree’s DevOps guru, Greg Bledsoe, and featuring senior leaders from Morgan Stanley, Katherine Wetmur and Dov Katz, plus Armakuni co-founder, Benedict Dodd, this event will explore the ways you can harness the true power of DevOps in your team or organisation.

12 Sep

Incremental Group 10 Montrose Street Glasgow G1 1RE

9am - 4.30pm

DATA:Scotland Fringe Event: Data Modernisation Open Hack On the eve of DATA:Scotland, join Microsoft for this hands-on workshop to guide you through an on-premises database migration to the cloud!

12 Sep

Scottish Enterprise 99 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5HD

9am - 12.45pm

As part of this year’s Scotland Fintech Festival and VentureFest Scotland, this morning session will provide Fintech start-up and early stage companies with an opportunity to learn about our support services, R&D Grants and chat with specialists from the following areas: Intellectual Assets, Wider Innovation, Investor Readiness, R&D Grants, International Business Mentors, Fintech Network Integrator

12 Sep

An introduction to the current suite of disruptive technologies

Deloite 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2DB.

4.15pm - 8.30pm

The topic is disruptive technologies and the session is designed to leave you with a solid understanding of how disruptive technology is shaping the industries you work in and build confidence in embracing it and managing the risk associated with it.

12 Sep

Virgin Money Lounge, 28 St Andrew Square Edinburgh

6pm - 8pm

Join Virgin Money and Virgin Start Up for this great event. The purpose is to help Fintech’s navigate the UK Fintech Ecosystem from a Scottish base, including an introduction to the new Fintech Alliance and Virgin Start Up.

12 Sep

The Future of Fintech IV

University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre 99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD

9.00 - 17.00

Conference around Financial Technology and blockchain: the disruptive role of distributed ledgers.

12 Sep

Radisson Collection Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD

2pm - 5.30pm

This half day gathering brings together specialists from in-country expertise – right here on your doorstep – combined with global experts as well as demand side experts from Fintech and Education, offering people from across the data management community the opportunity to hear about the latest developments, existing capabilities and future plans and to network with peers.

12 Sep

Strathclyde University

5.30

For Strathclyde students only. FinTech Scotland will talk about what FinTech is and how it is dynamically impacting the future of business and customers. Students will then hear about the roadmap of what the society’s events will be for the following weeks, and a brief explanation of the board members positions and contact addresses etc.

13 Sep

Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EU

6pm - 9pm

The ID Co. are delighted to welcome in the arrival of the second payment services directive with an evening of presentations, networking and food & drink. We seek to promote the use of bank data, and Open Banking as a means to allow all consumers to readily take advantage of their own data, and wish to promote this evening to all financial service, professional service, lenders, gaming, letting and retail companies who seek more information on how bank data can work for them.

13 Sep

Deloitte, Saltire Court, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2DB

8am - 9.30am

Are you keen to learn how to take your business to the next level? Join Deloitte to unpick the opportunities and challenges faced moving from a start-up to a scale-up, discussing areas such as, Tax, IPO and expanding internationally.

13 Sep

University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre 99 George Street Glasgow G1 1RD

8.30am - 5.30pm

DATA:Scotland is an annual, free training conference, with sessions focused on all things DATA. Founded in 2017, we have grown from strength to strength. We are organised BY the data community FOR the data community.

13 Sep

Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace

175 Glasgow Road Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH12 9SB

10am - 12.30

This insightful event will explore why employee financial well-being programs are an emerging imperative for talent and total rewards strategies. Learn from expert practitioners who will share case studies and tools you can use in the workplace.

13 Sep

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa 1 Festival Square Edinburgh EH3 9SR

9am - 4.30pm

The YCF’s annual conference gives a variety of speakers the opportunity to set out their own knowledge or experience in different ways. We have talks by industry professionals –investors, analysts, business advisers – interspersed with presentations by entrepreneurs from early stage high growth companies.

16 Sep

Edinburgh University

9am - 6pm

The Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars has been ranked the top accelerator in Europe. Techstars and Barclays will meet with fintech startups to talk about their fintech accelerator programme in London. Applications are open till October 13 2019 with the programme starting on January 27 2020. There will be 1:1 meetings during the day, as well as a meet and greet event in the evening.

16 Sep

CodeClan, 37 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL

6pm - 8pm

During the panel, we will be looking into the innovation from technology and the regulatory side of things. We will be discussing Financial Regulation ecosystem key players and collaboration between them. Guest speakers will address regulatory challenges and opportunities they bring to start-ups and large financial companies and vital academia part in the ecosystem. We will also highlight how Technology companies help the regulator to innovate.

17 Sep

TBC

6pm - 9pm

This year we're doing something a little different - an interactive and facilitated workshop where we'll work to build lo-fi outlines or prototypes of fintechs that solve challenges that real people are facing. We're hoping this will be an interesting alternative to speaker events throughout Fintech Fortnight and provide an opportunity for our community to collaborate, discuss, and ultimately create something.

17 Sep

Whitespace Norloch House 36 King's Stables Road Edinburgh EH1 2EU

3.30pm - 6pm

Building on the DMA's Value of Data campaign and in collaboration with Fintech Scotland, we'll be exploring how data can be used to build better, fairer and more transparent services. Firas Khnaisser, Chair of DMA Scotland, will lead a discussion among both fintech and traditional financial services companies to see how we can collaborate around the customer to build trust and better customer engagement.

17 Sep

Doubletree Hilton North Queensferry

12pm - 4pm

Fife is the Payments Capital of Fintech in Scotland with many pioneering developments in financial technologies originating from here. If you are looking to use your software skills to build a career in Fintech, this is the event for you. Come along to hear from our speakers from Greg Watson of Sainsbury's Bank, Simon Fairbairn of Ingenico and Jim Tomaney of Renovite. You will learn from their own success stories that if you want to build a career in Fintech Payments, Fife is a great place to have on the CV.

18 Sep

69 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8BW

11am - 8pm

Lloyds Banking Group is delighted to open up its tech innovation conference ConnecTech to anyone who has a keen interest in tech and wants to find out more about how we are solving customer problems. Our ConnecTech event schedule includes a range of activities for learning, networking, collaboration and having fun. Activities will cover a host of tech and non-tech subjects such as lightening talks, workshops, Interactive elements, stalls from our customer journey labs plus show & tell from external tech firms and Information about tech/non-tech roles we have open

18 Sep

Whitespace - King Stables Road, Edinburgh

5.30pm - 8.30pm

Denholm Associates is hosting a one off evening to examine FinTech strategy, scalability, growth and success! We’re featuring a fantastic line up of speakers from LendingCrowd, FutureX, and MoneyDashboard. We’ll kick off the evening at 5:30 with pizza and refreshments and give you an hour to register, chat and fill your boots. A Q&A panel will follow so stick around and have your questions ready.

18 Sep

ONE CodeBase, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FR

6pm - 8pm

Developments and the commercial application of a variety of FinTech innovations will bring significant benefits and changes to the majority of businesses. As an opportunity to share ideas and improve cross sector collaboration, FinTech Scotland, University of Aberdeen Business School and FWB Park Brown will host a panel discussion and evening of networking, aiming to provide an insight to the corporates embracing FinTech, the entrepreneurial landscape, the academics pioneering it and the organisations driving the agenda.

19 Sep

5 Merchant St, Edinburgh EH1 2QD

6pm

UserTesting invites you to a CX networking dinner, exclusively hosted for Fintech Executives. Join us to take part in the radically evolving discussion on how Customer Experience is now the differentiator and key success factor within the Fintech industry. If you are interested in attending this event then please email Amy Kelly, akelly@usertesting.com - please be aware attendance is limited

19 Sep

MBN Recruitment Solutions 112 W George St · Glasgow

6.30pm - 9pm

Scotland Data Science & Technology Meetup are delighted to have David Tracy – Chief Analytics Officer at Castlight Financial speaking at our event.

20 Sep

Norloch House, 36 King's Stables Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EU

8.30am - 10.30am

With over 35% of Financial Services companies expecting to use Customer Experience to win against competitors*, it’s no surprise that CX is driving this radical change of how Fintech and Finserv organisations speak to their customers. Join UserTesting and UX professionals from across the Finserv and Fintech landscape to spearhead this discussion at this exclusive breakfast event.

20 Sep

5pm - 7.30pm

In an era where harnessing first-mover advantage has never been more important, knowing and understanding what makes your brand unique, better and different is vital to achieve scalable success. Brand & Marketing industry veteran, David Reid presents his thinking on the building blocks that all FinTech business should consider having in place, followed by a short Q&A session, networking and drinks.

23 Sep

Fintech across the industry with focus on the talent challenge

University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place EH8 9JS

6.30pm - 9pm

This event will comprise a series of short practitioner presentations from different sectors of the Finance industry – big and small, incumbents and disruptors - to illustrate the different levels of adoption/application and the corresponding opportunities and challenges. This event will provide insights across FS for new students highlighting the nuances between sectors.

23 Sep

FCA Innovate Introduction

Tontine 20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES

2pm - 3.30pm

Representatives from the Financial Conduct Authority's Innovate division will give an overview of their work.

24 Sep

Exchange Place 2 5 Sempel St Edinburgh EH3 8BL

6pm - 8pm

The new and exciting payments company EedenBull is opening its IT Development and Customer Support in Edinburgh. New technologies and new regulations are changing the way consumers and businesses think about payments. Join us to learn how EedenBull is driving change and creating new, innovative payment services.

24 Sep

University of Glasgow Fintech Society 2019 launch

University of Glasgow

6pm - 8pm

The UoG FinTech Society is excited to announce its first event of the year! Come along to hear about our society’s achievements and goals, as well as an entry-level and easy-to-understand introduction to FinTech, what it stands for and what it means. No prior knowledge of FinTech is required!

24 Sep

Introduction to regulation

Pinsent Masons 139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

9.30am - 10.30

Supervisors from the Financial Conduct Authority will give an overview of the regulatory landscape in the UK and how Authorisation works.

24 Sep

How Supervision Works

Pinsent Masons 139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

11am - 12pm

Supervisors from the Financial Conduct Authority will give an overview of what being a regulated firm means in practice.

24 Sep

The Dome, 14 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

4.30pm - 7pm

We invite you to join us for an evening seminar and networking event focusing on protecting innovation in the FinTech sector. Many thousands of software patents have been granted and often the existence of a patent, or even only a patent application, can provide a vital head start over competitors. Please contact Rachael Etheridge, Senior Business Development Executive at Marks & Clerk to register your attendance at our event. Spaces are limited so please register at your earliest opportunity. REtheridge@marks-clerk.com

25 Sep

Sheraton Grand 1 Festival Square Edinburgh EH3 9SR

7pm - 12am

An evening to celebrate the development of the Scottish Financial Technology ecosystem, with a series of awards categories designed to recognise outstanding individual and organisational achievements within the sector

25 Sep

TBC

1pm to 4pm

An inward European mission will see fintechs from all around Europe visit Edinburgh for the Scotland Fintech Festival. At this afternoon event, they'll meet Scottish fintech firms, established financial brands and various other organisations. This event will be followed by a networking session.

25 Sep

6th Annual Financial Technology Conference

Dynamic Earth Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

9.00 - 17.00

2 days conference. Fintech 2019 will explore technological innovation across the financial services sector, from developments in established tier-1 firms to the disruptive innovators within the start-up community that are reshaping the FS market.

26 Sep

Bayes Centre 47 Potterrow · Edinburgh

6.30pm - 9pm

Bringing an automation first mindset to finance. How Robotic Process Automation can bring Artificial Intelligence into the context of established business processes and customer interactions.

26 Sep

South Hall, Edinburgh University

11am - 12.30pm

The Competition and Market Authority Board is holding their September meeting in Edinburgh. As part of this we are hosting a symposium on consumer detriment. This event will be open to business, consumer groups and government representatives. It is an opportunity to hear from CMA senior leaders and discuss priority areas in the competition and consumer landscape.

26 Sep

Pinsent Masons Fintech Meet Up

Pinsent Masons 141 Bothwell Street Glasgow G2 7EQ United Kingdom

6pm -8pm

In this session we’re focusing on " Fintech vs Cybercrime" - our panel of industry experts will discuss how the tension between meeting customer demands for innovative services and a better customer experience can be reconciled with the need for financial services businesses to guard against the threat of cybercrime. We'll also give fintechs the opportunity to do a 5 minute pitch or update on what's going on with their business. The event will be rounded off with some networking, beers and pizza!

List your event

Scotland is a vibrant fintech hub with a very active community. We list major
events as well as recurring ones. So if you want to learn or just meet-up with like
minded people, you should find an event or a conference for you.

If you want your event listed here please contact us.