The recent Brexit vote in favor of Britain leaving the European Union has so far had mixed consequences. While there are few sectors that tend to benefit from it, London’s financial sector is not one among them.
London has been trying hard over the past few years to gain the distinction of being the fintech capital of Europe. This ambition has led to the creation of a favorable atmosphere for many fintech startups, including those dealing with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. With the country is now poised to leave the European Union, it stands to lose various trade and open market benefits it used to enjoy.
These developments have resulted in a slow but gradual shift of financial services industry from London to Berlin. A recent report indicates an increase in the number of people from London’s fintech industry applying for similar jobs in Germany.
According to a leading news platform, employees from the fintech sector are preferring Berlin over Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt. Their decision is said to be influenced by affordable living, shorter commutes and widespread use of English in Berlin. The influx of people from UK’s fintech sector to Berlin is also resulting in the movement of German bankers from