Nationwide is proud to enter its third year of support for Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Lab, and it’s always exciting to see the cutting edge propositions from the start-ups involved.
The FinTech Lab is a 12-week accelerator programme where FinTech entrepreneurs and financial services providers, such as Nationwide, collaborate to drive industry innovation and support the development and adoption of new technologies.
Each year, Nationwide runs a finalists’ event, where the start-ups who have reached the final round pitch demonstrate their propositions to over 50 of the Society’s top executives. Following the event, Nationwide mentors the selected start-ups as their ideas are developed.
Through this process, Nationwide gains exposure to some of the latest trends and solutions emerging in FinTech, which can help inform our own strategy. Meanwhile, the start-ups benefit from the support and mentorship of a large, well-established business, as well as valuable first-hand insight into how financial services organisations work.