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I’m looking forward to reading Anne Boden’s (of Starling Bank) remarkable #fintech story this bank holiday weekend.

In addition to founding the fast-growing digital bank, Anne sat on Tech Nation’s first FinTech Delivery Panel ( when it was formed in 2017.

The book has a great blurb!

“There were those who felt they had an obligation to set me straight and explain point by point just what a ludicrous undertaking this was, particularly for somebody who was not a city grandee.

“Who the hell did I think I was, imagining I could make my mark on the sector?

“Where were all my high-profile backers?

“What chance did someone like me think I stood?”

#starlingbank #technation #wearetechnation #uktechnology…

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I very much enjoyed researching and writing this feature on #Wales #fintech scene for #StDavidsDay! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

What an exciting emerging world-class cluster, as referenced in the UK Government’s Fintech Strategic Review on Friday. Great companies, exciting leadership and a passionate fintech community.

Thank you to everyone who spoke to me for the piece:

Gareth Lewis from Delio
Louise Harris from Tramshed Tech
Louise O. from
Richard Theo and Sarah Williams-Gardener from FinTech Wales
Sina Yamani from Yoello
David Janczewski from Coincover
Simon Thelwall-Jones and Helen Di-Girolamo from Development Bank of Wales
Nish Kotecha from Finboot
eduard panteleev from ANNA Money

And of course my colleague Gino Brancazio (On Paternity Leave) for making the connections.

#tech #wales #stdavidsday #cardiff #newport #swansea #digital #entrepreneurship #scaleups #treasury #ukgovernment #bitcoin #crytocurrency #investment #venturecapital #product