Nigel Verdon, co-founder and CEO of Railsbank, has yet again been named as a top Fintech influencer in Europe, an industry leader that others need to know and follow.
Nigel was named in a list of Europe’s top 200 Fintech leaders as selected by LATTICE80, a global FinTech hub headquartered in London.
The list is part of a report that aims to identify key people that contribute to the Fintech industry as influencers through action (rather than tweeting a lot!). This latest list names those who must be followed in order to keep in the know of the latest developments and trends in the industry.
In an introduction to their latest list, LATTICE80 made the point that the Fintech industry in mainland Europe and the United Kingdom has been subjected to key developments.
It said: “While any major effect of ‘Brexit’ on the status of London as the main hub of European Fintech is yet to be seen, the City of London Corporation has already been working on actualising favourable policies and regulations to maintain the flow of funding and talent for the sector. According to a report in December 2017 by Her Majesty’s treasury, the Fintech sector “contributes £6.6 billion annually to the UK economy, and employs over 60,000 people in 1,600 companies”. We at LATTICE80 announced a move to London last year, Brexit or not – not for London’s status as a gateway between U.S. and Europe but for its status as a global hub of finance.”
They note that Europe has a very strong and exciting technology sector which has attracted a considerable amount of funding: “Cities such as Dublin, Berlin, Stockholm, and several newcomers such as Tallinn, Vilnius, Luxembourg offering favourable regulations for companies to grow, have seen increasing activity in the last few quarters. Berlin, for example, offers an already established ecosystem for technology and a lower cost of living compared to London.”
LATTICE80 co-founder and CEO is Joe Seunghyun Cho.
The hub’s objectives are to:
• help Fintech startups prototype, develop and expand their business models globally;
• support existing corporates and financial Institutions in their adoption of innovations;
• form public-private Partnerships to further develop new tech and financial infrastructure;
• educate the public.