Vox Financial identifies new opportunities in response to Brexit

Nov 05, 2018
Pictured (L-R) are Susan O'Kane, Eastern Regional Manager, Invest NI with Terry Robinson, CEO, Vox Financial.

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post Brexit.

The Belfast based banking technology and consultancy firm plans to double its team by 2020 to support business growth and roll out a product solution to delivering over-the-counter (OTC) derivative contracts.

Vox advises on regulatory changes and requirements in North America and Europe. The business helps Tier one and Tier two banks to plan and deliver major change projects. Its new product, Opal, digitises contract information and will enable its customers to create and update contracts with ease, minimising the time and cost taken to conclude negotiations.

With future business expected to ramp up considerably, doubling our workforce is a significant commitment for the business and one which will help us achieve our export targets. Research and development assistance from Invest Northern Ireland is enabling us to leverage this new area of revenue within OTC derivative contracts, which is a billion dollar industry.

Terry Robinson, CEO, Vox Financial

Terry Robinson, CEO of Vox Financial, said:“We recognised a gap in the financial trading markets for software that would safeguard data quality and help our customers deliver the repapering of thousands of contracts for their clients. This will be particularly valuable to our target audience following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

“With future business expected to ramp up considerably, doubling our workforce is a significant commitment for the business and one which will help us achieve our export targets. Research and development assistance from Invest Northern Ireland is enabling us to leverage this new area of revenue within OTC derivative contracts, which is a billion dollar industry.”

Invest NI is also supporting Vox Financial to recruit six additional staff and undertake market development activities. The roles include Consultants and Regulatory Change Analyst positions and recruitment is underway.

Vox Financial recognises the commercial benefits to be gained from innovation, particularly investment in R&D to support its continued growth.

Susan O'Kane, Eastern Regional Manager, Invest NI

Susan O’Kane, Invest NI’s Eastern Regional Manager, said:“This is an exciting time for Vox Financial Partners as it positions the business to benefit from emerging opportunities across the FinTech industry.

“Developing a technology solution that enables financial services customers to manage the process of repapering their clients in response to regulatory changes, such as Brexit, has vast potential.

“Vox Financial recognises the commercial benefits to be gained from innovation, particularly investment in research and development to support its continued growth. I wish the business continued success.”

Opal was developed with research and development assistance from Invest NI, part funded by ERDF under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020.

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