Two Edinburgh companies in Fintech Programme

Published: 07 September 2018

Two Edinburgh-based companies, Float and Sustainably, have been included amongst the 20 firms selected for the Tech Nation Fintech Programme.

Tech Nation is the UK network for ambitious digital tech entrepreneurs. The cohort includes some of the UK’s most promising fintech startups and reflects major trends in the fast maturing fintech sector where the UK is an acknowledged global leader.

Fast-growing fintech startups like Float and Sustainably will make sure that Edinburgh continues to be a thriving financial centre for decades to come...

Louise Smith, head of design in personal and business banking, RBS


The companies selected offer innovation right across the financial services sector from consumer solutions to business to business ventures, demonstrating how fintech has the potential to dramatically improve the provision of essential services like payment solutions and banking.

With capital invested in fintech reaching record highs in 2017 and poised to soar even higher this year, the fintech sector now boasts hundreds of startups keen to get a foothold in the financial services market. 

Over five months, the cohort will get the chance to work with and learn from some of the most talented fintech entrepreneurs in the UK on key topics such as scaling challenges, partnerships with incumbents, regulations and international expansion.

These insight sessions will take place in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds to encourage cross-country networking.

John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury said: “Our vibrant fintech sector continues to go from strength to strength, and it’s no wonder that UK fintech has received more investment so far this year than US fintech. I’m thrilled to see Tech Nation’s fintech programme launch with such a strong cohort of dynamic young companies...”

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