Five FinTechs to watch in Leeds

Whilst London might be known as the fintech capital of Europe, Leeds has emerged as a major breeding ground for companies with financial technology at their core to start, grow and scale.

According to a report published last year by Whitecap Consulting which was supported by FinTech North, the FinTech sector in the Leeds city region has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

Several reasons as to why this has happened include more physical spaces readily available to support FinTech businesses and collaborations with more established businesses and universities actively encouraged.

With this in mind, we’ve highlighted five FinTech’s that are based in Leeds that you should be keeping an eye out for.


Founded in 2016, TruNarrative was built with a single purpose in mind, to make safe commerce simple.

TruNarrative is your one-stop-shop for fraud detection, prevention, Anti-Money Laundering, Identity verification and much more. Since its inception five years ago, the business has experienced rapid growth and was recently acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

The platform that is already being used by the likes of Atom Bank, Omni Capital and Borgun brings safety checks into a single easy-to-configure environment before combining machine learning and process automation to drive efficiency.

Romero Insurance Brokers

A chartered independent insurance broker specialising in bespoke solutions that protect and reassure. Whilst many brokers will try and use a one-size-fits all model for their clients, Romero Insurance Brokers are dedicated to making sure the cover required is unique and tailored to your exact needs.

From private client insurance to sport and leisure insurance, Romero Insurance Brokers are the go-to specialists in providing innovative insurance policies that ultimately are ready to protect and support your business and everything in it.

Looking towards the future, the business has announced that they will be launching an A-Level Internship scheme that will span five years and include a degree certified by the ACII (Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute) as well as the opportunity of a career at Romero Insurance Brokers.


A FinTech made to help the environment. Tred Earth is a mobile bank for a greener future. Each time a consumer buys something the app will instantly tell you the impact it has on the planet and the emissions that purchase has resulted in.

Founders Will Smith and Peter Kirby are on a mission to educate the public about their purchasing choices and the impact it has on the planet. Consumers now have an opportunity to understand climate change and adjust their lifestyle habits for the better of the planet.

Currently, Tred is offering early access to the debit card if you sign up via the website.

Clever Accounts

The idea for Clever Accounts, a tailored accounting solution was developed at the turn of the century when more and more services were beginning to take their offering online.

Fast-forward to the current day and Clever Accounts are now one of the most experienced online accountancy services in the UK, providing businesses with cost-efficient accounting solutions that save both time and money.

From full-service accountancy, bookkeeping to tax and payroll services for small businesses, contractors and freelancers, Clever Accounts is your one-stop-shop for all your accounting requirements.

Templar Payments

Built out of a need to decrease higher risk merchant onboarding times from weeks to days. Templar Payments are the world’s first fully white-labelled, standalone software that improves merchants journeys and reduces administration costs across all merchant risk types.

Currently, the startup are taking on early adopters to their BETA program with the full launch expected to take place in August.

Keep your eyes peeled on Templar Payments, as we’re expecting 2021 to be a big year for the business.

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