Launch of Equiniti Northern Tech Hub Cements Leeds As Capital Of Fintech Culture

04 May 2018

Leeds cemented its status as the capital of fintech expertise in the North with the opening today (Friday 27th April) of the Equiniti Northern Tech Hub at Lawnswood Business Park.

The 14,000 sq ft building is the new home of Equiniti Credit Services, the UK’s leading loans management and credit technology company, currently managing more than £20bn in credit assets.

L - R Alex Sobel MP, Jane Dowson, Lord Mayor of Leeds, Guy Wakeley, CEO of Equiniti Group

 Equiniti Credit Services has been created from two powerhouse UK brands in lending technology, Equiniti Pancredit and Nostrum Group. The launch of the Northern Tech Hub brings workforces previously based in Harrogate and Yeadon together in Leeds for the first time.

More than 150 employees are based at the offices; a number that is expected to grow as the company plans further investment in the area with the creation of new jobs.


Equiniti Credit Services, part of the Equiniti Digital technology division of Equiniti Group, will occupy the two upper floors of the newly-refurbished offices with the ground floor used by core group functions including Pensions, HR and Project Management.

Leeds North West MP, Alex Sobel and Jane Dowson, Lord Mayor of Leeds were special guests at the red-ribbon launch. They were met by Guy Wakeley, Equiniti Group Chief Executive, and Richard Carter, Managing Director of Equiniti Credit Services.

Richard Carter said:

“The Equiniti Northern Tech Hub will enable us to continue innovating in technology-led solutions for lenders, who are constantly looking at ways to enhance the customer experience in digital banking and consumer finance. 

“Leeds has emerged as a real technology powerhouse and we’re excited to be at the heart of it, driving forward ideas and expertise in digital financial services.”

We’re delighted to launch the Equiniti Northern Tech Hub and to have both our local MP and the Lord Mayor of Leeds here to celebrate with us. This new building is an important landmark for Equiniti Credit Services and will allow us to take an even bigger role in the continued growth and development of the Northern Powerhouse fintech scene, here in Leeds and across the region.”

Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel said:

“To grow our ability to develop tech innovations, create jobs and grow our economy within my own constituency is an incredible opportunity and I am grateful that Equiniti have chosen this location.

“It brings me great pleasure to see the offer of tech work experience on the doorstep, which will also help attract new firms to Leeds. Equiniti's reach into fintech, digital media and regtech will grow the Leeds City Region economy which can only benefit everyone.”

After the ribbon cutting ceremony guests toured the Equiniti Northern Tech Hub and tested their knowledge in a series of challenging logic puzzles.




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Notes to Editor

About Equiniti Credit Services 

Equiniti Credit Services builds innovative solutions that are transforming the credit industry.  Offering a complete outsourced credit management solution, combining award-winning proprietary technologies, specialist personnel, FCA compliant processes and industry best practice.

Equiniti Credit Services delivers flexible, agile solutions that support the entire loan life cycle process. The scalable platform enables lenders to increase efficiencies, reduce time to revenue and improve operations.

‘Equiniti Credit Services’ is the trading name of the following companies; Pancredit Systems Limited (Registered in England and Wales no. 02215760), Equiniti Gateway Limited (Registered in England and Wales no. 06729467) and The Nostrum Group Limited (Registered in England and Wales no. 04274181).  Part of the Equiniti Group.

For more information: on Equiniti Credit Services’ credit management solutions please visit:

About Equiniti

Equiniti is a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to large enterprises. It processes £90 billion in payments every year, handles 88 million documents and pays 20% of pensioners in the UK. It is an acknowledged leader in many of its markets and keep things running smoothly for some of the UK’s best known brands and public sector organisations.