Can Ireland compete with the financial powerhouses of London and New York in the fintech world? At Fintech Nation, we heard we can, but not in the way you might think.

Despite the obvious difficulties in creating a direct comparison with cities that have populations more than 10-times larger in many cases, Ireland has achieved considerable success in what it has done so far in terms of fintech. This sentiment was expressed at Fintech Nation, an event organised by the relatively new Fintech Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI), which was the biggest event ever held in the country dealing specifically with fintech.

Explaining further, PwC’s senior manager and financial services consultant, Malcolm Craig, said that the key to Ireland’s success now and in the future is to find our own ‘niche’ within fintech, and to become a central hub for that niche on a global scale.

Words by Colm Gorey