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Thistle Initiatives - FinTech Compliance Consultancy Of The Year

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded FinTech Compliance Consultancy of the Year in the SME Finance Awards 2023 for the fourth year running!

Read our feature in the SME Finance Awards supplement here.

Sophie Long, CEO of the Thistle Group said: “Having won this award four times in a row is amazing. At Thistle Initiatives, our dedication lies in assisting companies throughout the entire fintech spectrum in bringing their ideas to market and keeping them moving forward quickly. Our specialised teams are professionals at what they do, and I'm pleased they have earned the recognition they rightly deserve. Well done to the team!

About the SME Finance Awards

The UK is recognised as a global financial centre, with an enduring influence that has extended over centuries. Over the years, the UK has successfully adapted to the latest challenges and opportunities that have arisen across the international finance landscape, maintaining its position as a market leader through technological advancements, regulatory reform, and institutional development.

SME Newsstrives to recognise the firms and individuals whose work ethic and inventive approach have driven industry transformation. The UK finance sector employs over two million people and encompasses a wide range of market segments including Banking, Insurance, Asset Management, and related professional services.

We are looking forward to illustrating this diversity within the UK Finance Awards 2023 by presenting a variety of award categories that cover these important fields. During our comprehensive research and selection stage, we will also pay particular attention to the global trends shaping the current financial climate. Whether this is the rise of neobanks and non-bank finance, the expanding applications of cryptocurrency, or the projected boom in peer-to-peer lending, SME News has the experience and expertise to adequately reflect these factors in our winner’s selection.

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Get in touch with Thistle Initiatives

Thistle Initiatives has supported firms for over 10 years as a trusted compliance and regulatory advisor. In addition to assisting you as-and-when, our team of specialists can serve as your right hand in meeting and complying with FCA regulations. We understand the importance of staying up-to-date and compliant and are dedicated to providing the guidance and support needed to do so.

For more information about our wide range of services or to speak to a member of our expert team, please call 0207 436 0630 or email