History & Mission

Innovate Finance is the independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Our mission is to accelerate the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.

More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date, ranging from seed stage startups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as the single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, business opportunity and growth, and investment capital.

By bringing together the most forward-thinking participants in financial services, Innovate Finance is helping create a global financial services sector that is more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

This year we celebrate 5 years of Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance turned 5 this year. We’ve had a truly impressive journey so far and have seen FinTech evolve and mature as a sector in its own right as well as a surge in innovation across the financial services industry. We are proud to continue our work on behalf of our members and want to take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring the UK FinTech ecosystem remains world-leading and a great place for business, investment and talent. 

Click below to see our journey over the past 5 years

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Industry Verticals


Financial Institutions to FinTech startups


Team Members

Industry numbers


Global VC Fintech investment 2018


Average Fintech adoption globally in 2017


UK VC Fintech investment 2018


UK Fintech workforce 2017


Programmes and Initiatives Supported