TRADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW ZEALAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
FinTechNZ and The Department for International Trade (DIT) supported a delegation to travel to the UK in September 2019, assisting New Zealand and Australian fintech companies to explore trade and investment opportunities in the UK. The delegates attended the Lendit conference and other curated sessions with investors, corporates, fellow fintech companies, regulators and service providers. Delegates emerged from the week with a positive outlook on the opportunities presented by the UK as a market, and an enhanced network to drive trade opportunities in both directions. Delegates also developed commercial relationships (and sales prospects) during the week. This backdrop, along with the UK’s departure from the EU, and each Government’s interest in pursuing a free trade agreement (FTA) following Brexit, has prompted this report.