The CEO of Revolut, Nikolay Storonsky, has called on the UK government to create specialized visas for technology professionals as the Brexit deadline looms; Storonsky still believes that London is the best city to start and build a fintech business but the technology talent coming into the UK is under threat from Brexit; there is not enough homegrown tech talent so companies like Revolut have to look outside the UK as they grow; Storonsky said, “We need to apply pressure on the UK government to introduce fast track visas for technology professionals, particularly in the areas of software development and data science”. Source.
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