Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland

The Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) is a not for profit organisation established in 2015 to further the interests of the Irish Fintech ecosystem and its stakeholders.

FPAI has been an affiliate of BPFI since 2018 and through this partnership delivers an ambitious agenda for the Irish Fintech sector, which involves over 800 members from over 130 companies.

What FPAI does

Through this partnership with BPFI FPAI hopes to deliver on an ambitious agenda for the coming years. This includes:

  • Helping position Ireland as a Global Centre for FinTech, through active engagement with Government and the IFS2025 strategy.
  • Developing and maintaining a thriving ecosystem of talent and expertise in Fintech and payments through communication, events, special interest groups and information sharing.
  • Expanding our level of EU/international engagement to help shape our future and the future of Irish FinTech.

A growing and prosperous sector for Ireland

Below are some key figures relating to banking, payments and fintech in Ireland (as of end-2018)

of the top 20 banks located in Ireland
of the top 25 financial services
companies located in Ireland
people employed in domestic
and international banking
employed across the wider
financial services sector
Ireland is the 4th largest exporter of financial
services in the EU and 7th globally
0 th
in wages and salaries in 2018 and
value added to the economy of €6.1bn
0 bn

The Irish FinTech Ecoystem

Fintech in its broadest articulation comprises every area of technology and innovation in the financial services arena, from payments, trading and FX, big data, risk, compliance and business intelligence to consumer-focused currency exchanges and peer to peer lenders.

In Ireland we have a deep heritage in growing financial services businesses in the International Financial Services Centre and an equally strong history in establishing and scaling Irish technology companies focused on foreign markets. We are lucky to have a diverse range of market participants who see Fintech as the context for their own innovation or at least a source of innovation from which they can benefit.

The Fintech Ecosystem comprises:

  • indigenous Irish early stage and scaling technology companies;
  • indigenous Irish later stage technology companies;
  • multi-national technology companies with operations in Ireland;
  • indigenous financial institutions;
  • international financial services companies with operations in Ireland;
  • venture capital and private equity investors; and
  • relevant intermediaries and service providers.

For more information on the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland, visit their website.

Interested in joining us?

Let’s talk. For more information about BPFI membership please contact Ann Smith, Director, Corporate Services via the button below.