Matt Hyde, Director of FinTech Awards Wales Meets:
CEO of Savings at Go.Compare.
As part of our new interview series, Matt Hyde, Director of Recruit121 and FinTech Awards Wales, talks to professionals in Wales’ thriving FinTech Sector. This week Matt caught up with Lee Griffin CEO of Savings at Go.Compare.
Tell us about your main focus at Go.Compare
Go.Compare has always been a service that helps consumers take charge of their outgoings by not accepting the first quote they’re given on bills such as insurance renewals, broadband deals or a mortgage offer. Now, more than ever, our focus is to make sure we’re offering the best service we can to help people to control their finances and ultimately save money.
What impact do you feel FinTech Awards Wales are making in the FinTech sector in Wales?
These awards have always been and still are a fantastic way to showcase the latest innovations in FinTech and some of the best talent in Wales.
It’s been a difficult couple of years but the industry is thriving and it’s really important that we celebrate the achievements that have been made in trying times. And importantly, demonstrate the skills we have here in Wales and make sure we continue to nurture that talent.
Why have you chosen to support the Awards and in particular the FinTech for Good Award?
This is our third year supporting the FinTech Awards Wales, and the “FinTech for Good” award is one that’s really close to our heart. The opportunity to put a spotlight on companies that use innovation to genuinely make a difference in the world deserves to be celebrated.
What is Go.Compare doing today to support the FinTech in the future?
Go.Compare has been a long standing supporter of FinTech and will continue to push innovation and develop solutions for consumers that make their lives easier.
We also invest in future GoCo’ers. We’re proud of our degree apprenticeships and grad schemes, and we offer our staff the opportunity to achieve further qualifications wherever possible.
There is always more that can be done, but supporting organisations like the FinTech Wales Awards helps bring fintech minds together and drives collaboration, which is something we are very proud to be a part of.
Finally what’s the best advice you were given and what advice you would give?
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some pretty inspiring people but I'm going to quote someone who's been a mentor to me all of my life… “Do or do not, there is no try”. Pretty wise guy that Yoda.