FAQ

Q. What is Finbridge Global trying to address?

Finbridge Global started as a response to the Kalifa report in order to support the growth of the fintech sector and competitiveness of the UK by promoting innovation and improving access to finance.

Q. What is the Kalifa report?

The Kalifa Review of UK fintech is a report commissioned by the UK government that was published in July 2020 (and updated 2022). The review was led by Ron Kalifa, the former CEO of Worldpay, and was intended to identify ways to support the growth and competitiveness of the UK fintech sector.

The review made a number of recommendations, including:

  • Encouraging the development of new technologies such as open banking and distributed ledger technology.
  • Promoting the UK as a global fintech hub by establishing a new fintech Bridge with key international markets.
  • Supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fintech sector through initiatives such as the British Business Bank’s fintech SME fund.
  • Improving access to finance for fintech companies by expanding the availability of venture capital and other forms of funding.
  • Enhancing the UK’s regulatory environment to support innovation and growth in the fintech sector, including through the establishment of a new fintech sandbox.

Q. What is unique about Finbridge Global ?

There are many databases/websites that provide common readily available information around fintech, but mostly in a ‘yellow pages’ style. There is no platform that has self-registered fintechs with a clear view of their capabilities.

Q. Why “Global”?

While we are live in the UK first, we do have a partners in HK and in India ready to expand the proposition.

Q. Who are you working with to assess the product?

We are working with the UK fintech Network to ensure we build a product they can use and also adds value.

We are also running an Innovation Board with some major financial institutions to ensure we design the product to fit their needs.

Q. How do I get more information?

Just email us at: contactus@finbridge-global.com and we will be happy to help with any other questions you might have.

Q. How are you evolving the features?

In a truly agile fashion, we are releasing new features every 2 weeks. Features will be prioritised based on feedback from fintechs and Innovation Board.

Q. What information do I need to provide to create an account?

To register your fintech, you need

  • Company name and registration number.
  • Company/Official email address.

Q. How do you protect my personal information?

We use a range of physical and technical safeguards to protect your data and prevent unauthorised access, use, or disclosure of your personal information. We manage who has access to information (both physically and electronically) and keep electronic data and databases on secure computer systems. Where you have provided a password enabling you to access parts of our website or use our services, it is your responsibility to keep this password confidential. Please don’t share your password with anyone.

Q. What information do you collect and how is it used?

We only ever gather the data necessary to fulfil our statutory obligations, which aids in the delivery of our services and allows us to further improve them. We collect data that you voluntarily supply to us.

We may get details about you using the following methods:

  • You create an online account.
  • You get in touch with us by sending us questions, letters, or other correspondence.
  • You and we engage into a contract.
  • Our cookie usage – please read our Cookie Policy.

Product/Service

Q. What is Finbridge Global trying to address?

Finbridge Global started as a response to the Kalifa report in order to support the growth of the fintech sector and competitiveness of the UK by promoting innovation and improving access to finance.

Q. What is the Kalifa report?

The Kalifa Review of UK fintech is a report commissioned by the UK government that was published in July 2020 (and updated 2022). The review was led by Ron Kalifa, the former CEO of Worldpay, and was intended to identify ways to support the growth and competitiveness of the UK fintech sector.

The review made a number of recommendations, including:

  • Encouraging the development of new technologies such as open banking and distributed ledger technology.
  • Promoting the UK as a global fintech hub by establishing a new fintech Bridge with key international markets.
  • Supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the fintech sector through initiatives such as the British Business Bank’s fintech SME fund.
  • Improving access to finance for fintech companies by expanding the availability of venture capital and other forms of funding.
  • Enhancing the UK’s regulatory environment to support innovation and growth in the fintech sector, including through the establishment of a new fintech sandbox.

Q. What is unique about Finbridge Global ?

There are many databases/websites that provide common readily available information around fintech, but mostly in a ‘yellow pages’ style. There is no platform that has self-registered fintechs with a clear view of their capabilities.

Q. Why “Global”?

While we are live in the UK first, we do have a partners in HK and in India ready to expand the proposition.

Q. Who are you working with to assess the product?

We are working with the UK fintech Network to ensure we build a product they can use and also adds value.

We are also running an Innovation Board with some major financial institutions to ensure we design the product to fit their needs.

Q. How do I get more information?

Just email us at: contactus@finbridge-global.com and we will be happy to help with any other questions you might have.

Q. How are you evolving the features?

In a truly agile fashion, we are releasing new features every 2 weeks. Features will be prioritised based on feedback from fintechs and Innovation Board.

Account Management

Q. What information do I need to provide to create an account?

To register your fintech, you need

  • Company name and registration number.
  • Company/Official email address.

Security & Privacy

Q. How do you protect my personal information?

We use a range of physical and technical safeguards to protect your data and prevent unauthorised access, use, or disclosure of your personal information. We manage who has access to information (both physically and electronically) and keep electronic data and databases on secure computer systems. Where you have provided a password enabling you to access parts of our website or use our services, it is your responsibility to keep this password confidential. Please don’t share your password with anyone.

Q. What information do you collect and how is it used?

We only ever gather the data necessary to fulfil our statutory obligations, which aids in the delivery of our services and allows us to further improve them. We collect data that you voluntarily supply to us.

We may get details about you using the following methods:

  • You create an online account.
  • You get in touch with us by sending us questions, letters, or other correspondence.
  • You and we engage into a contract.
  • Our cookie usage – please read our Cookie Policy.