The Lord Mayor of London will arrive in Northern Ireland on Thursday in a bid to encourage fintech firms here to join his mission to bring back venture capital investment from the United States and elsewhere...But speaking to the Irish News, he said he understands the world of financial services is bigger than just the City of London. “It’s not all about London. We have fintech and financial services companies all over the UK and it would be great if some of the companies would be able to join me.”
The Lord Mayor, William Russell, said he was issuing a "call to action" to Yorkshire based fintechs who wanted to join him on upcoming trade delegations to the US to meet people who were looking to invest in the UK... He said: "We have this eco-system in the UK which started in London and now emerging outside London, We can work closely together. There are a lot of VCs (venture capitalists) in America who have missed out on fintech."