Dentsu Aegis Network joins forces with FinTech Scotland

10 May 2018: Dentsu Aegis Network has formed a strategic partnership to boost Scotland’s potential as a major global fintech centre.

Dentsu Aegis Network Edinburgh has become a partner of Fin Tech Scotland, which has an ambitious vision and strategy to make Scotland a top five global fintech centre by 2020.

Anneli Ritari-Stewart, Managing Director of iProspect Edinburgh, the digital performance agency of Dentsu Aegis Network, will join the board of FinTech Scotland as part of the initiative alongside representatives of other appointed global strategic partners, accountancy firm Deloitte, law firm Pinsent Masons and IT consultancy Sopra Steria.

The appointments were confirmed at the joint Scottish Government and industry Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) meeting chaired by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Chair of Scottish Financial Enterprise and CYBG, Jim Pettigrew.

Anneli Ritari-Stewart said: “We are excited to have been selected to become a strategic partner of FinTech Scotland and be part of establishing a major global fintech centre in Scotland. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Dentsu Aegis Network globally to support the fintech industry with media, digital and creative communications services that will help bring new brands and products to market as well as build a global FinTech Scotland brand.”

Stephen Ingledew, Chief Executive of FinTech Scotland, said: “It is a privilege to be working with such world-renowned organisations who are committed to supporting Scotland’s fintech economy. Following many conversations with a range of large firms over recent months, these strategic partners demonstrated their commitment and market leadership which will support our aspirations and plans. We are currently in discussions with a view to confirming additional strategic partners in the coming weeks”

FinTech Scotland also announced the appointment of David Ferguson as the first chair of the board, which includes Scottish Enterprise and Edinburgh University.

FinTech Scotland aims to encourage data driven innovation and collaboration activity across Scotland to deliver inclusive growth and achieve critical mass in the sector by:

  • Facilitating an integrated and innovative fintech ecosystem
  • Supporting innovative and entrepreneurial purpose driven fintech enterprises
  • Encouraging development of fintech skills, diversity and inclusion
  • Developing fintech community engagement, inclusion and collaboration
  • Building international fintech engagement and collaboration    

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For further information contact:

Katie Duance

Head of Communications, Dentsu Aegis Network North 

T: 0161 871 6461


Notes to Editors:

About Dentsu Aegis Network

Part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands - Carat, Dentsu, dentsu X, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services.

Offering a distinctive and innovative range of products and services, Dentsu Aegis Network is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 38,000 dedicated specialists.

About FinTech Scotland

Fintech Scotland has been established by the Scottish Government, the financial services sector and University of Edinburgh to ensure that Scotland seizes these fintech opportunities and achieves critical mass in the sector by encouraging financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion across the ecosystem as part of the country’s broader digital economy objectives.

The founding partners were the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, The University of Edinburgh, HSBC, Avaloq and Lloyds Banking Group.

FinTech Scotland will act as a strategic enabler focused on leveraging the potential economic (i.e. productivity, business creation) and social (i.e. access to financial products and employment) benefits arising from becoming a leading global centre focused on data driven fintech innovation.    




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