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Xpand has received support from Invest Northern Ireland under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme.

The feasibility study will be conducted over six months of 2020 and will look at connecting businesses and publicly backed / owned banks incorporating Data into decision making.  Software will allow business loans and grants applications to be assessed at a faster pace using Open Banking APIs.

Co-founder of Xpand, James Gumble, said “we are very excited to be researching new markets in the finance sector with the help from Invest NI”

“We have benefited from help in the past from Invest NI which has helped us grow, generate new opportunities and expand our team, generating jobs in new areas of focus.”

*Xpand is in receipt of a Grant for Research and Development support from Invest NI for Tracking Impact of Public Funds. This project which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020 aims to carry out a feasibility study on how open banking API's can business loans and grants applications to be assessed at a faster pace



  • man1

    This software will enable Dublin City Council to capture and disseminate economic data on the city in real time, providing accurate and timely evidence to inform decision making for both policy makers and potential investors.

    Steven O'Gara
  • man2

    Over the next few years, Belfast will be involved in an ambitious number of digital innovation projects as part of our Smart Cities programme....We’re excited to be working with Xpand and industry to find new and innovative ways to deliver our goals.

    Peter Johnston