Card Industry Professionals (CIP) have announced that they have been selected to join the Tech Nation ‘Fintech 5.0’ Programme, recognising the company as one of the UK’s leadings scale ups innovating within the sector.
As a company who has seen consistent growth over the last 5 years, whilst supporting thousands of businesses with accepting card payments in-store and online throughout the UK, this is a great opportunity for CIP to continue to develop and scale alongside the support of Tech Nation. CIP will be engaging with other fintech companies selected for the 6-month programme that runs between October 2022 – March 2023.
Tech Nation formed in 2010 with the mission to fuel the growth of industry-disrupting founders and out-of-the-box thinkers in the digital ecosystem. Providing business leaders and their wider leadership team with a community to overcome challenges, share insights to support decision-making, and access to market leading growth programmes, courses and events to support future scaling journeys.
Card Industry Professionals closed their first investment round in H1 2022, and new data released by Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the fintech community in the UK of which CIP is a member, has revealed that the country saw a 24% year-on-year increase in fintech investments in the first half of 2022, despite a global slowdown in funding.
Ciaran Savage, Managing Director of CIP said:
We are delighted with the announcement of being included as part of the Tech Nation Fintech 5.0 cohort. It’s a great opportunity for CIP to receive direct insights from experienced fintech entrepreneurs, grow our network, and connect with like-minded businesses and their leadership teams within the space. Our senior management team will be able to receive the tools and guidance required on the next stage of our growth journey, through a series of learning sessions and exclusive networking events.