Innovate Finance, the membership association representing global FinTech and SWIFT Innotribe today announced the launch of the Global FinTech Hubs Federation (GFHF) to help foster innovation and collaboration across the world’s financial services industry.
GFHF is an independent network of FinTech hubs that enables participants to gain an influential point of engagement with international stakeholders and like-minded organisations from around the world. The initiative aims to support global engagement, best practices and knowledge sharing across the sector, as well as build bridges among FinTech hubs.
The federation also gives access to key international events including SIBOS and the Innovate Finance Global Summit, as well as other events hosted by GFHF participants.
GFHF is open to those that support the development of the FinTech ecosystem in their region and abroad. It launches today with 24 participants from 17 cities including established and emerging FinTech hubs from Australia, Canada, China, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria and Switzerland.
Fabian Vandenreydt, Global Head of Securities Markets, Innotribe and The SWIFT Institute said: “As the FinTech sector develops globally, it has never been as important to encourage discussion and collaboration within the financial industry. Being one of the premier global innovation platforms, SWIFT Innotribe looks forward to foster a bigger and stronger FinTech ecosystem through this initiative, bringing its expertise and leveraging its network for the benefit of the banking and startup communities. ”
Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance said: “Coordination and cross border dialogue between emerging FinTech startups, established FinTech companies, financial institutions and policy makers remains key for long term success of our sector. The launch of the GFFH will provide a platform for global FinTech players and hubs to share knowledge and build an inclusive community network that will help accelerate the growth and influence of global FinTech and help shape a better financial services future.”