Fintech

Fintech or Financial Technology is the name given to an industry made up of companies that use technological innovation to disrupt the existing marketplace of major banks, financial institutions, and financial services. This work spans both start ups and SME’s, but also covers large scale, established financial and technology companies improving and updating their own services through technological innovation.

We've recently developed overviews of Scotland’s progress in some of the biggest IT/tech industries. This week it's an infographic looking at Scottish FinTech.

Scottish FinTech Infographic from Company Connecting

We've taken a look at the IT companies that fall within the City of Edinburgh council area, which is particularly known for its finance sector.

Title image for the Company Connecting infographic on IT companies. Edinburgh Castle

The Future of Identity with BioConnect

How do we develop a means of validating the identities of individuals? BioConnect is a Canadian company who envisage the future of identity within Biometrics.

At BioConnect, we believe that your identity does not lie in something you know, or something you have - your identity is something you are. We all have characteristics that are unique to us, called biometrics, and we want to empower people to authenticate with these features; whether that be face, eyes, fingerprint, the way you walk or the sound of your voice -- any biometric type for that matter.

An Interview with Seismic, the Sales Enablement Platform

FinTech across the pond in the USA: Seismic is the leading end-to-end sales enablement solution for institutional financial services firms worldwide.

Seismic is the leading end-to-end sales enablement solution for institutional financial services firms worldwide. Seismic’s platform gives asset and wealth management firms and business banks the ability to deliver the right client content at the right time, facilitating a world-class client experience. With Seismic, marketing teams are automating the personalisation of client-facing materials via Seimsic’s award-winning LiveDocs® technology, which are then automatically accessed by distribution teams at any time, on any device, and always fully compliant, allowing them to spend more time developing and nurturing client relationships. 

Image of Seismic logo accomanying an Interview with Seismic, the Sales Enablement Platform

Better Banking Decisions with Starling Bank

Anne Boden started Starling Bank after witnessing the financial crash and realising the banking world was out of sync with modern customer demands.

Starling offers a completely new way for people to control and look after their finances, offering a fully mobile account with unparalleled tools and insights into everyday spending. Ultimately, we have the customer at the heart of everything we do. 

Starling Bank smart watch tech.

Banking in 2025 by Alex Nechoroskovas

FinTech influencer Alex Nech imagines banking in 2025: He sees secure and convenient banks complete with artificially intelligent personal finance advisors

Banking has hardly changed until very recently. Yes, in the early 2000’s we started slowly adopting telephone banking, then there was Internet banking, now there is mobile banking. However, all of this ‘innovation’ simply changed how we access banking, not how we bank. I believe the upcoming changes  will change how we bank too, hopefully, making it more secure and convenient.

Photographs of 100 Euros notes accompanying the Company Connecting articleBanking in 2025 by Alex Nechoroskovas