Brexit Causing Shortage of Software Engineers for UK Fintechs

Some UK fintech firms are beginning to look at opening offices in other locations across Europe to appeal to young software engineers; Brexit has hurt the market for software engineers in the UK; while the initial evidence is anecdotal UK fintech companies like Curerencycloud are beginning to feel the pressure; Mike Laven, chief executive of Currencycloud, tells the FT, “We understand passporting, regulation and compliance and it will cost us money, but we will sort that out. To me, the London fintech issue is more around having the right people and having very easy access to that.” Source.

  • Todd Anderson

    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.

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