Manchester bids for fintech status.
Manchester bids for fintech status following reports that investment into European fintech will remain robust until the end of 2018.
16:43 15 August 2018
At a recently concluded meeting attended by leading members of Manchester’s professional services committee, Susan Hall, a partner of Clarke Willmott’s Intellectual Property team in Manchester, confirms Manchester bid for fintech status: “The Mayor learned how fintech is flourishing in our region and that the city is at the forefront of financial technology, boosting Manchester’s reputation as a centre of innovation,”
“His was a very much open and listening point of view. He was interested to know how the City of London could help promote the financial services industry here, what we need, and what we thought the strengths of the region were. It was a message of ‘we want you to succeed’ and that ‘we are here to assist you in what you need from us’.
“For many years Manchester has had a constructive, multi-stranded, coherent approach to inward investment - it was the first English city to put in place a ‘friendship city’ relationship with a Chinese city - and it’s great to see London recognising this.”