North of Tyne incorporates Newcastle and its surrounding area. It is home to both established and emerging FinTech organisations and has a supporting eco-system of over 200 advisors, investors, tech companies and inward investment agencies. Some key players in the region include Atom Bank the UK first app-based bank, Kani Payments with Fintech Reporting and Reconciliation, Sage and Newcastle Strategic Solutions with their range of white labelled savings platform used by banks throughout the UK.
In a time when skills are increasingly scarce resources, North East Universities offer close to 100 IT/gaming courses with over 50k STEM students. This is supplemented by the National Innovation Centre for Data and the Esports National Performance Camp.