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A trade delegation of eleven UK fintech companies will visit Australia and New Zealand in March

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) will bring a trade delegation of eleven successful UK fintech companies to Australia and New Zealand in March.

The trade mission will build on the success achieved by several UK companies in Australia, such as Ratesetter, ThinCats, TruRating and OTCX by promoting opportunities in Australian and New Zealand fintech, including in the emerging regtech, insurtech and blockchain sectors. It will provide a platform for UK and Australian counterparts to exchange ideas, best practice and discover potential areas for collaboration.

The selected UK companies will participate in a full programme of events, meetings and workshops over 5 days from March 20 – 24, in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet and pitch to Australian financial institutions and Venture Capital Firms, visit fintech hubs, meet the regulator and government ministers, network with the Australian fintech community and UK fintechs that have found success here, and meet with potential customers and partners.

Joining the mission from London will be DIT’s fintech specialist, Shaul David, who will host a number of workshops including two demo days where UK fintechs will have the opportunity to pitch to potential investors.

British Consul General and Director General UK Trade and Investment, Michael Ward said:

“The opportunities for both the UK and Australasia in fintech are vast and it is fantastic to see so many UK fintech companies doing well here.

“We look forward to welcoming our first UK fintech delegation to showcase the opportunities that exist in Australia and New Zealand for UK companies and to foster greater collaboration between our countries in this rapidly developing and growing sector.”

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