London's Fintech Start-Ups Mature

Regulatory burdens are driving development in early stage business sector

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Mark Beeston, managing partner and founder of Illuminate Financial

Speak to anyone founding a fintech start-up in London and chances are they want an office in Level39.

The shared office space and start-up accelerator, seemingly staffed almost solely by young techies in jeans and sneakers, is housed across three very high floors of Canary Wharf's tallest building, with views of London in all directions. Sometimes a bell rings and fresh-baked cookies are served to staff quick enough to get to the social area, where there is also candy in jars and good coffee. In