Why Locate Here

Why

Locate Here

A centre of talent, growth, innovation and discovery

The Corridor is affordable, diverse, vibrant and accessible

WHY JOIN TFC?

The Fintech Corridor is situated within the region of Dublin to Belfast, an emerging Fintech cluster, already benefiting from a large group of successful Payments companies. TFC’s vision is to enhance and engage the potential for economic growth in the region. By adding new value from the existing cluster of companies into regional and national potential, it allows the island of Ireland to compete across the EU & UK as a collaborative network of excellence. TFC recognises the opportunity to bridge the two largest cities on the island of Ireland, while supporting the regional economy and the fast-growing innovative fintech industry.

One of the reasons that the UK and Ireland are homes to the leading players in payments and fintech is because of the standing of their regulators. Both the Financial Conduct Authority and the Central Bank of Ireland have devoted payments and e-money authorisation and supervision teams that understand the fintech ecosystem and the impact of regulation in enabling competition and innovation.

Both regulators are open to communicating directly to new applicants and to their existing regulated population and they do so publicly and individually.

Both regulators have an innovation team that supports start ups understand regulation in order to foster their business cost effectively and without putting consumers (and their reputation) at risk.

But the other thing both regulators have in common is the requirement that authorised payment and e-money institutions have their head office and key decision makers in their jurisdiction. This can be difficult for start ups that want to go to both the UK and European markets because they often think first of London and Dublin and the cost of establishing head office presence in both is off-putting, at best.

However, locating on both sides of the border on the island of Ireland could be the perfect solution that allows your team to benefit from closer working collaboration without the costs of premium office space in the capitals.

One of the clear benefits of being based on the island of Ireland is the open border on the island and the access to talent in both jurisdictions through the Common Travel Area. The island of Ireland is benefit to being the only English speaking country in the Eurozone.

TFC has access to a large talent pool of highly skilled and educated workforce (education is ranked 6th in the world) . We work with some of one of the longest standing executive search and leadership advisory and firms in Ireland. We have a deep-rooted understanding and experience of Irish business across a number of industries and specialisms gained over decades of relationship building and partnering with clients in helping to build their leadership teams.

LOCATION

Ideally located between the two capital cities on the island of Ireland, and the most densely populated part of the country, with over 3 million people living in the catchment from Dublin to Belfast (c.100 miles / c.160km) – 50% of the entire population of the island of Ireland.

The region provides excellent transport links.

Airport Access: 3 International Airports

Belfast International (BFS)

Belfast City (BHD)

Dublin International (DUB)

Intercity Bus and Rail Links

Drive time: 90 minute motorway access to Dublin & Belfast

HOTEL & CONFERENCE FACILITIES

TFC work with conference and event coordinators that are highly experienced and can assist in preparing conference programs to the highest standard. We recognise that every conference is unique and requires a tailor made solution for professional delivery (conferences and events, board meetings, training sessions, seminars, breakout rooms, workshops, exhibitions and gala dinners).

HERITAGE

The entire island of Ireland is a natural recreation ground for possibilities.

Ireland’s ancient north east is steeped in history and includes some of the most spectacular sites. Immerse in picturesque hikes and countryside pursuits, tour a historical castle with a working brewery, or witness a unique horse racing event held on the beach – you’re sure to find an experience to suit your needs.

Take a short train or car trip to Northern Ireland and enjoy a landscape journey of castles and ancient settlements, known as some of the oldest settlements of man in Ireland. Be inspired by the Giants Causeway and the Titanic heritage, before trying out the various bars and restaurants on offer in Belfast city.

With many attractions and activities on offer, we can connect you to the most accomplished representatives and make your experience effortless.

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CASE STUDIES AND TESTIMONIALS

The Fintech Corridor proves very attractive to multinational and indigenous companies. The main clusters to date are international business services, largely financial services, consumer goods and manufacturing.

Multinational companies in in the Financial Services sector include:

Computershare Governance Services, Global Indemnity, IT Governance, e-Comm, Liberty Insurance, PayPal, Prepaid Financial Services, SMT Fund Services, State Street, Vesta Corporation, Yapstone, and Coca-Cola International Services. 

Indigenous award-winning Fintech companies include:

Aphix Software, Gecko Governance, fscom, and Intact Software.

TFC continues to initiate and expand the strong cluster of well-established multinational companies in the region:

(including Coca-Cola, State Street, Becton Dickinson, Yapstone, MTI Global Services, It Governance, and Kellton Tech).

We selected Drogheda as home to our international headquarters because of the tremendous support we’ve received from the IDA, local businesses’ and organisations and with the establishment of the M1 Payments Corridor which has now transformed to become The Fintech Corridor we are well positioned to continue to grow and build our global expansion from here.

The upshot of being based in Drogheda is access to a great talent pool and a better quality of life for employees and more productivity within the company.

About 50 per cent of the current staff are from the Drogheda region or they live 15 to 20 minutes from the office, and no longer have a long commute to and from their place of work.

So happy is the company with their decision to establish in Drogheda that they are predicting great things for the future of the tech sector locally and are even daring to suggest that Drogheda could become a bustling tech hub within the Fintech Corridor that stretches from Dublin to Belfast

Over the next five years, YapStone is making a significant investment to hire and develop a world-class team of technology professionals at its Drogheda office. Their mission is to tap Irish talent to develop best-in-class payments technology and create world-class engineers along the way.

As a global company, locating our technology hub in a time zone that works with both our US and European customers today, and will enable us to support the Middle and Far East as we continue to grow. This presents a significant competitive advantage to YapStone in expanding our global footprint.

Engineers working at Yapstone will receive first-hand experience in leading-edge technology development and enable these folks be part of an elite talent pool and be the pioneers of the next Irish tech revolution.

Having the Fintech Corridor underpinning the vision for the region in creating an innovative and collaborative program and supporting the creation of skilled jobs in the Fintech industry supports the Yapstone goal of providing online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces, software and large vertical markets, powering electronic payments for sharing economy platforms.

  • – Peter Rowan, Executive Vice President of International and Global Customer Operations at Yapstone
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    Named by Forbes as one of the best countries in the world to do business in

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    Ranked No 1  in the world for skilled labour for attracting and retaining talent

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    250 of the worlds leading financial firms, including half of the worlds top 50 banks have internationally focussed operations in Ireland

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