History & Mission

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London and Broadgate, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit that advances the country’s leading position in the financial services sector by supporting the next generation of technology-led financial services innovators.

More than 250 global members have joined the Innovate Finance ecosystem to date. These companies range from seed stage start-ups to global financial institutions and professional services firms. All benefit from Innovate Finance’s leading position as a single point of access to promote enabling policy and regulation, talent development, and business opportunity 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 will turn 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. 

Last year we put together an anniversary snapshot. Take a look at what our members had to stay and keep your eyes peeled for our 5th birthday celebration later this year.

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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