FinTech

Fintech is defined loosely as technology companies that disrupt the traditional financial sector and includes technologies that are altering the face of payments, money transfers, trading platforms, financial transactions, crowdfunding and lending. This is a fast changing area and financial regulation is racing to catch up.    

Your business thrives on speed, security and innovative technology. We can solve your disputes, ensure you are compliant and help you innovate.    Dealing with technically complex platforms which push the boundaries of current methods can be daunting. Our specialists are experienced in helping you meet these challenges. 

Our dedicated team has the right mix of skills and experience to support you on a wide range of issues, from developing complex platforms, to dealing with data protection issues and IT outsourcing.

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Latest Reports

  • bitcoin

    On 30 June 2020, the FCA published a research note on cryptoasset consumers which forms part of the FCA’s work alongside the Government and the Bank of England (“BoE”) to understand market size, consumer profiles and attitudes towards cryptoassets[1]. The three institutions had previously, in October 2018, published a joint ...

  • Fibre optic cables

    On 3 June 2020, ESMA published a Consultation Paper (“CP” which is available here) on draft guidelines for outsourcing to cloud service providers. For both asset managers and funds, the CP proposes a step change in the regulation of outsourcing and delegation arrangements under a single set of requirements that ...

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    The FCA released a statement setting out its proposal to accelerate the digital sandbox pilot in order to enhance regulatory support for innovative firms amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.The FCA states that it is swiftly progressing plans to allow innovative firms to trial services and products in a digital testing environment, ...

  • bitcoin

    The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce’s Legal Statement on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts is proving to be influential both domestically and internationally for its analysis of the legal status of cryptocurrency. The Legal Statement recognised that the design of cryptoassets may create some practical obstacles to legal intervention but ...

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    On Tuesday 7 April 2020, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) released its 2020/2021 business plan (the “Business Plan”) explaining its strategic focus. Unlike previous years, due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Business Plan sets out FCA’s priority work over the next 1 to 3 ...

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