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FinTech in Wales
How Deloitte is supporting the fast growth of FinTech in Wales
With the fast-growing Fintech ecosystem in Wales, we are working to connect these organisations with the advice and support they need to succeed at every stage of their business journey.
At Deloitte, we’re active and passionate members of the FinTech ecosystem. We help incumbents to adapt, start-ups to grow, policy makers to develop FinTech hubs and investors to seize the next opportunity, while also creating ways for FinTech to benefit society.
Deloitte took a pivotal role in the first comprehensive grassroots analysis of UK FinTech activity. Our data-led view of the UK FinTech landscape, analysing FinTech locations, FinTech growth patterns, their strengths, the driving forces behind them and why some areas are better at producing more growth that others, contributed to the national connectivity chapter in the Kalifa Review of UK FinTech, published in March 2021.
The Kalifa review identified Wales as one of the key emerging clusters.
The review discovered that the majority of FinTech activity in Wales is based in and around Cardiff where there has been an average 8% yearly growth in the number of FinTechs for the past ten years. Below are some key stats identified.
Read more about our Kalifa report, focused on Wales here.
What we offer
Deloitte is about connection. Between humans. Between ecosystem players. More than just an employer in the region, our people walk with a local heartbeat and work to a global scale. We connect with local government and other leading stakeholders on evaluating FinTech opportunities nationally and locally. Our location and scale allow us to truly make an impact that matters.
How we are supporting FinTech in Wales
FinTech Wales is a not-for-profit organisation aimed at making Welsh FinTech a pillar of the global economy - nurturing talent while connecting and enabling the sector’s ecosystem. We work closely with FinTech wales supporting through roles on an advisory panel as well as helping to identify and address skills and challenges in the sector.
To find out more about how Deloitte supports Fintech read our latest articles and blogs.
FinTech Awards Wales are designed to recognise, attract and invest in the talented FinTech Companies & professionals working in Wales. FinTech Awards Wales will recognise the achievements of the thriving FinTech sector across the country, bringing Wales’ leading innovators and digital experts together in an evening of celebration. We continue to support and endorse the awards each year and sponsor a category.
Together with Innovate Finance, we have launched an initiative that aspires to drive financial inclusion, improve financial literacy and inspire young people to explore career opportunities in FinTech call FinTech for Schools.
Working with Cardiff and Vale University, Deloitte and other financial services employers have joined forced to create unique, fast-track training programmes designed meet the growing need for skilled people to fill job vacancies in FinTech.
The training programmes include FinTech for front-end or back-end developers, and Industry 4.0, which equips participants with software engineering and web development skills that are recognised by industrial software and manufacturing organisations.
Rich Forsyth, Head of Development and Operations at Deloitte, said:
“At Deloitte we’re working hard to close the digital divide and we recognise the huge demand for tech talent in South Wales. We’re committed to supporting early careers with the Coding Academy and this is a fantastic initiative that will create real opportunities for people to develop much needed skills in digital and technology.”
Up, upside and away
The Upside program builds internal operational excellence to ensure your innovation and transformation investments are positioning your business for long-term outcomes while creating wins, internal buy-in and skill development along the way. Find out more here.
FinTech is changing the financial services landscape. As the leading advisors to the financial services industry and an active member of the start-up ecosystem, Deloitte is committed to helping financial institutions to adapt to, and benefit from, the innovations and opportunities which FinTech offers. Find out more here.
Deloitte Private’s Emerging Growth Companies team combines the necessary advisory expertise with bespoke solutions designed specifically for innovative business which are growing fast. Find out more here.
The Blockchain practice
Imagine a shared computer accessible to anyone, a single source of truth within which to store events, ownership, and activities, and to execute workflow involving multiple parties without the use of separate systems and databases – and with no reconciliation required. Find out more here.
Deloitte Propel provides accountancy services and implements financial technology solutions for start-ups starting services starting from £10 a month. Find out more here.
M&A and equity fundraising
The Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance (“ACF”) team supports businesses across the full spectrum and variety of transactions which include:
- Early-stage and growth-stage equity fundraising from VCs, PE and strategics
- Full disposals to financial investors and strategics
- As well as providing acquisition advice to financial investors and corporates
We have a dedicated FinTech audit team that specialises in start-ups as well a larger, more established companies. If you want to submit and RFP please email David Rozier.