History & Mission

Innovate Finance is the independent industry body that represents and advances the global FinTech community in the UK. Our mission is to accelerate the UK’s leading role in the financial services sector by directly supporting the next generation of technology-led innovators.

Innovate Finance’s membership ranges from seed stage startups and global financial institutions to investors, professional services firms, and global FinTech hubs. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s unique position as the single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent and skills, business opportunity and growth, and investment capital.

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

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

Industry numbers


Global VC Fintech investment 2018


UK VC Fintech investment 2018


Average Fintech adoption globally in 2017


Programmes and Initiatives Supported