What is Fintech?

Fintech is a combination of financial services and technology. Fundamentally it is about finding unique and innovative ways to take advantage of emerging technologies, to challenge the existing financial services offerings and change the way we automate the delivery and use of financial services.

What Fintech Job Opportunities Are There in Jersey?

Jersey is a world-class centre for fintech. Within the finance industry we strive to be the easiest international finance centre to do business with remotely, in a digital world. There are a variety of roles available in this sector and it continues to grow. Fintech utilises specialised software to help companies, business owners and consumers better manage their financial operations and processes. A career in fintech could see you work with a financial services company to automate or make internal process improvements or enhancing customer experience through an app or portal.

Fintech opportunities in Jersey span many areas including:

  • Analytics, data, and information management.
  • Banking and payments.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Digital assets, cryptocurrency, and blockchain.
  • Enabling services, hosting, and support.
  • Lending and alternative finance.
  • Compliance and regtech solutions.

Fintech career opportunities include:

  • Software, application or web developer.
  • Systems, User Acceptance, and Security Tester.
  • Graphic and user experience specialist.
  • Cybersecurity Analyst/Cyber Intelligence Officer.
  • Data Analyst/Scientist.
  • Digital Delivery Manager or Project Manager.
  • Network engineer.

What Skills Do I Need?

As an emerging industry, making sure your technical skills are continually refreshed and up to date is an important skill. As fintech covers both technical and finance skills, you can begin your career either in finance or digital and upskill through your career.

Qualifications to consider are:

  • Gaining relevant work experience in Computing, Computer Science or Software Engineering, or Development
  • Relevant university degrees in Finance or Technology
  • Project management accreditations
  • Industry certifications such as CompTia
  • Coding skills such as HTML/CSS or C#, Python or SQL

Many people ask what skills do you need for fintech? We asked finance firms in Jersey what skills they are most looking for when hiring fintech professionals and they responded:

  • Knowledge of current technologies and trends
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Adaptability
  • Programming skills
  • Process engineering and workflow management

What Should I Do Next?

Learn More  ›

The industry is constantly changing and advancing, it’s a key adopter of new technology meaning you will need to be constantly adapting too. Learn more about the sector on our dedicated website page.

Business Directory ›

If you are ready to kick-start your career in fintech, you can find all of the local firms offering fintech services in Jersey