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RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL SERVICES & FINTECH

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The Centre for Work-based Learning (CWBL) is the national organisation driving cultural change to create demand for work-based learning as a key solution to the challenges and opportunities being offered by industry 4.0 in Scotland. The Centre works in partnership with industry, academia, government and the public sector to influence policy, practice and the perception of on the job training and development, which is vital to help our businesses succeed, to bridge the gap between education and industry, and to prepare our young people for work.

UserTesting helps you “walk a mile in your customers’ shoes” by making it possible to see, hear, and talk to them as they experience your products, services, apps and messaging. While the majority of organisations believe themselves to be customer-centric, only 30% of their consumers agree with them - UserTesting labels this as the empathy gap. This leading Human Insight platform makes it easy for all teams to get on demand feedback, understand the why, and build deep customer empathy. UserTesting has helped over 35,000 companies, including half of the world's top 100 leading brands, over the past 10 years innovate faster, differentiate from the competition, and continually improve their customer experiences by integrating insights into everything they do. 

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LendingCrowd, the only fintech lender headquartered in Scotland, was founded in 2014 by CEO Stuart Lunn. Using leading-edge technology, developed by its expert team in Edinburgh, the platform brings investment to fund the ambitions of small businesses. Businesses across Britain can access fast and flexible loans up to £500,000, with terms ranging from six months to five years to drive their growth. LendingCrowd is growing rapidly as awareness of its brand and business model continues to increase. Total lending in 2018 was a record £25 million, compared with £15.6 million the previous year. In January 2019, LendingCrowd was selected as the only Scottish company to join the prestigious Upscale 4.0 programme, organised by the government-backed Tech Nation initiative. In May 2019, LendingCrowd formed a unique £18.75 million funding partnership with Scottish Investment Bank and Dutch entrepreneurial bank NIBC to provide even more SMEs with the finances they need to grow.

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Ingenico Group is the global leader in seamless payment providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels. Operating in over 170 countries, our customers benefit from the depth and breadth of our network that combines global expertise with strong tailored solutions. We connect retailers to all financial institutions and deliver payment methods with a local, national and international scope.
 
We bring simplicity to payment by helping retailers provide a seamless and secure shopping experience for consumers, whether in-store, online or on-the-go. With the world’s largest payment acceptance network and the industry’s largest range of payment services, we are the trusted payment partner for banks, distributors and retailers of all sizes. Managing more than 5 billion transactions every year, we make payments easy, so our customers can take care of business and deliver on their brand promise.

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Modulr is the Payments as a Service API platform for digital businesses. Our API integrates into any product or system. Modulr’s new type of payment accounts are built for businesses that need a faster, easier and more reliable way to move money.  Once integrated, businesses can instantly set up as many accounts as they need.  Getting paid, reconciling and making payments is fully automated and can be managed in real-time, 24/7 through their existing software applications. 

Modulr’s API makes it easy for businesses to streamline existing services, launch new products and scale more efficiently. Modulr combines its API enabled platform with authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution to deliver a fully regulated service.

 

Modulr processes a total of £14bn in 1.5m monthly transactions for businesses across lending, payments fintech, payroll services, travel, marketplaces and more. 

 

Modulr moves money to power business productivity.

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We believe that when our customers are paying for our services they should be receiving expert level guidance.  Our consultants hold various levels of network security certifications, right up to Cisco’s prestigious expert level CCIE Security.

Our Managed Service offerings will help you leverage maximum return on the money you invest in your infrastructure. One of our mission objectives is to ensure you receive the highest value solution for your budget.

We work with all sectors at all levels and can provide staff who hold the highest levels of security clearance to work on your sensitive projects.

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Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally. 

Smart thinking, impeccable execution and a fierce determination to deliver are, and always have been, at the core of what we do. We are committed to understanding our clients and their business sector, so that we interpret their needs and deliver clear and practical solutions. 

Our focus is on delivering first-class and commercially-driven legal services. Everything we do reflects these qualities.

The firm has 68 partners and employs over 530 people. We offer our clients access to teams providing a unique combination of quality, depth and resource in every business sector that’s vital to our economy.

Core practice areas include corporate finance; commercial; banking; exploration and production; planning; dispute resolution; health, safety and environment; construction and projects; property; employment, pensions and benefits and private client.

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F5 gives the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. F5 delivers cloud and security application services that enable organisations to embrace the infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networksEMEA on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

Scottish Development International (SDI) is the international trade and investment body for Scotland and brings together the knowledge and expertise of the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise providing support for people and organisations who plan to invest or develop business in Scotland.

 

SDI offer a wide range of support – from answering your questions about Scotland, helping you find opportunities and setting up visits, to helping with the logistics of getting set up here. With over 30 offices in 23 offices around the world, our team in Scotland can work together with your nearest global team to offer personalised support.

There are limited options to sponsor the Scottish Financial Technology Awards. Click here for more information

Fintech Scotland has been established to secure Scotland’s place as a top five global fintech centre. To succeed we bring together entrepreneurs, the established financial sector, the public sector, accelerators, investors, consumer groups, technology and service firms, universities and skills agencies.

We develop and enable collaborative innovation across the fintech ecosystem by facilitating and encouraging connections.

We encourage relationships between large established financial services institutions and fintech firms, as well as facilitating the connections with the universities, technology and services providers, public body agencies and regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).