Funding Options selected for Tech Nation Fintech programme

6 September 2018

Funding Options has been named as one of 20 of the UK’s most promising Fintech companies joining Tech Nation’s first Fintech programme this autumn. The cohort includes some of the UK’s most promising fintech startups and reflects major trends in the fast maturing fintech sector where the UK is an acknowledged global leader.

Conrad Ford, founder and CEO of Funding Options, says:

After three years of exponential growth at Funding Options, somewhere along the way we transitioned from start-up to scale-up! 

“Being included in this programme shows just how far we've come since 2011, when Funding Options was the recipient of a Tech Nation grant back when it was known as Tech City. In 2018, this new Tech Nation Fintech programme gives our leadership team a brilliant opportunity to take stock of the business we want to be, and to lay strong foundations for our international plans.”

Eileen Burbidge, Chair of Tech Nation, HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech, Chair of the Fintech Delivery Panel and Partner at Passion Capital, who was one of the judges for the programme, said:

“The UK is an acknowledged world leader in fintech but having this programme, endorsed by HM Treasury, will help the UK to further accelerate the development of the sector. The calibre of applications for the Tech Nation Fintech programme was incredibly impressive with a wide breadth of business models. The companies chosen have already demonstrated that they are winners and will certainly have many more successes to come.”

Find out more about Tech Nation's Fintech programme here.