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Australia’s first fintech festival attracts a wealth of UK expertise

A number of UK fintech experts will headline at this year’s Intersekt Fintech Festival in Melbourne to share their insights into the UK Fintech eco-system.

Fintech Australia

The UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has partnered with the Collab+Collide Fintech Summit at Intersekt 2017, to further build fintech networks and collaboration between Australia and the UK. Several UK speakers will join the Intersekt line-up including UK based experts, Megan Caywood and Clara Durodie.

Through various workshops, events and panel discussions, each will share their experiences, best practice and provide insights into the UK’s world leading fintech ecosystem. They will also highlight the global business opportunities available to companies in the Australian financial services sector.

Michael Ward, British Consul-General and Director-General of Trade and Investment said,

The DIT team are delighted to partner with the Collab+Collide Fintech Summit at Intersekt 2017 and welcome some of the UK’s leading fintech figures to Australia. It’s great to see co-operation between our 2 countries in the developing fintech economy going from strength to strength.

With the UK positioned as the world leader in fintech, there are tremendous opportunities for Australian companies to both expand to the UK and do business with UK companies.

In 2015, Financial Services attracted £10.2 billion of Foreign Direct Investment, making up one third of all inward foreign direct investment to the UK. During the same time, UK-based financial services generated a trade surplus of $USD110 billion, more than all other net exporting industries combined.

Meet the UK’s DIT team at Intersekt

The DIT team will be at the Collab+Collide Fintech Summit Expo and available to meet with Australian fintechs looking to expand into the UK, and companies looking to find a UK fintech partner. To organise a meeting contact the DIT team:

Head of Investment - Tess Fowler –

Trade Development Manager - Odette Hurle –

Published 30 October 2017