Saturday 3 December 2016

We've got all the advantages of geography - now nation must kick off the drive into the premier league of Fintech

Simon Harris

Published 04/06/2015 | 02:30

Events such as Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit showcase the skills and strengths of our country
Events such as Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit showcase the skills and strengths of our country

Recent weeks have seen the business pages of this paper and others peppered with encouraging signs on the financial services front.

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Realex acquired by Global Payments for €115m, Currency Fair raising €10m on the markets to fund their further expansion, Sentenial launching their Nuapay service as a bank alternative for business customers, while last week Marsh McLennan added 100 high-skilled jobs to their workforce with the creation of a Fintech Innovation Centre.

In isolation they are a series of Irish and IDA-supported companies cutting a swathe on the fast moving Fintech scene, and this is to be welcomed.

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