Three Belfast firms selected for Tech Nation fintech programme

Brothers Roger (left) and Chris Gregg of Belfast firm Lightyear.

THREE Northern Ireland companies have been selected to join the UK Government-backed Tech Nation fintech programme.

Considered a growth platform for tech firms, the next cohort for the six month programme will include Automated Intelligence, Datactics and Lightyear, all based in Belfast.

Automated Intelligence provides highly regulated firms with data insight, risk identification and compliance reporting.

Chief executive Simon Cole said: “It’s an exciting time for Automated Intelligence, and we’re looking forward to collaborating and sharing our knowledge with other founders in the Regtech space. “We’re really looking forward to discovering how the programme will help us better serve the needs of our customers."

Datactics also works with data, using it to create actionable insights.

Chief executive Stuart Harvey said: “As a Belfast-based firm with global ambitions, we're really keen to build on our foundations by making the most of the expert advice, networks and strategic support that the programme offers.”

Lightyear specialises in transforming and automating accounts payable with an intelligent cloud hosted application.

Co-founder Chris Gregg said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Tech Nation Fintech 3.0 programme. Tech Nation is world-renowned for the quality of its programs and the relationships that it helps to foster across the Globe. Lightyear is delighted to have been recognised as a truly exciting business in Fintech.”

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