About the Report

In April 2018 Innovate Finance released Supporting UK FinTech: Accessing a Global Talent Pool, our latest research report in conjunction with WPI Economics. The report follows the call for input from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union and the development of an immigration strategy that is aligned to a modern industrial strategy.

The results of the report and Innovate Finance’s six adjoining policy principles aim to provide a foundation for policy makers, industry and academia to come together to develop a proportionate series of measures to mitigate the impact of uncertainty on our sector.

In coordination with our FinTech Strategy Group, we will build on these principles to develop further recommendations on the need for a balanced approach to accessing global talent and developing local skills, which will inform the MAC’s final review in Autumn 2018.

Key Messages


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#TalkFinTechTalent  @InnFin

As part of the report release, Innovate Finance asked our members and contributors of the report to talk about their experiences recruiting and retaining top FinTech talent and the importance of continued support for the sector. You can read all their insights here and share your own using the #TalkFinTechTalent on Twitter. If you also want to highlight additional talent concerns, you can also use our hashtags #TalkTechTalent #TalkFinTalent and #TalkDigitalTalent. Please remember to @Innfin!

“ComplyAdvantage has operations all over the world but we choose to base our cutting edge machine learning research in London and the UK because of London’s ability to attract and educate the best global talent. Without the very best engineers, what we do and what UK RegTech does would not be possible. We very much hope that an enlightened talent policy will continue to ensure relentless innovation occurs and associated financial benefits accrue to the UK as a whole”.

Charlie Delingpole
Founder and CEO, ComplyAdvantage