Helping UK fintech startups scale, at home and abroad

UK fintech, global leadership

The UK is home to 760 high-growth fintech firms, with nearly 50% still at seed stage

We aim to help them scale into global disrupters

Are you eligible for the Fintech programme?

  • Seed to Series A funding stage, or up to £1.5m revenue if bootstrapped
  • At least one active client or pilot
  • B2B or B2B2C
  • UK HQ

Externally funded companies will be accepted until a maximum of 6 months after closing Series A.
If the company is bootstrapped, the maximum ARR will be around £1.5m.

Applications open 13th June 2018

Fintech Delivery Panel

Our dream team of industry experts from leading fintech startups and financial services institutions collaborate to ensure the UK continues to be the intellectual, technological and financial capital of the world for fintech.

The FDP, set up at the request of HM Treasury, develops collaborative initiatives to positively impact domestic fintech startups and accelerate their time to market.


In order to drive full transparency and accountability, we publish all FDP papers and minutes here:

If you want to get involved with the FDP or Insurtech Board, if you have any queries or require any more information, please email:

Insurtech Board

An FDP spinout, the Insurtech Board was set up to promote the UK insurtech agenda and help companies to scale up and compete on a global stage.

It brings together representatives from incumbent insurers, industry bodies including the Association of British Insurers, Lloyd’s of London and insurtech startups.

Papers and minutes:

FDP and Government board members:

  • Will Thorne, Innovation Leader, The Channel Syndicate, Chair (FDP)
  • Philip Brown, Head of Policy, LV= (FDP)
  • Serge Taborin, Group Digital Innovation Director, Aviva (FDP)
  • Daniel Poxon, Insurance and Pensions, HMT
  • Euan McCarthy, Policy Advisor, Pensions, Markets & Insurtech, HMT
  • Gordon Baker, Future Sectors, Business Growth Directorate, BEIS
  • Louis Barson, Head of Future Sectors, Business Growth Directorate, BEIS
  • Alan Stewart, Insurance and Markets Team, HMT
  • Thomas Price, Head of Fintech, Banking & Credit, HMT (FDP)

Industry board members: