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3 Approaches FinTechs Are Using to Create a Competitive Advantage

[fa icon='calendar'] 04-Oct-2017 12:59:16 / by Jamie Cooke posted in Payment services, FINTECH

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Emerging Payment Awards Demonstrate Maturing Fintech Market

[fa icon='calendar'] 09-Aug-2017 10:22:10 / by Alison Donnelly posted in Payment services, FINTECH

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Last week the Emerging Payments Association announced the finalists for this year’s Emerging Payments Awards. With more than 200 entries from payments related businesses around the world, the awards are testimony to the amazing growth this area of FinTech is experiencing.

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What does a good BREXIT deal look like for financial services?

[fa icon='calendar'] 28-Jul-2017 10:59:49 / by Philip Creed posted in FINTECH, BREXIT

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London is the second largest financial centre in the world and financial services is the largest industry in the UK, therefore it is logical to expect the financial services industry to be high on the negotiation table for BREXIT.

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Why financial services regulation is crucial to fintech

[fa icon='calendar'] 30-Jun-2017 11:02:31 / by Philip Creed posted in FINTECH, RegTech

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The FCA on Distributed Ledger Technologies

[fa icon='calendar'] 15-Jun-2017 13:58:13 / by Mike Southgate posted in FINTECH

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The FCA do not want to regulate specific technologies.

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RegTech and client onboarding– Striving for “frictionless onboarding”

[fa icon='calendar'] 06-Jun-2017 19:40:16 / by Philip Creed posted in 4MLD, FINTECH

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‘Frictionless onboarding’ is a term that seems to be cropping up more and more within the FinTech community. In an increasingly competitive, digital environment, creating a simple client onboarding process, while complying with regulatory pressures, can be the difference between success and failure. But is it even possible to be truly frictionless? What role does technology play? And what are the key considerations to be made before committing to your product roadmap.

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Will Brexit damage the UK FinTech ecosystem?

[fa icon='calendar'] 01-May-2017 20:00:00 / by Jamie Cooke posted in FINTECH, BREXIT

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Many surveys, and there have been a lot recently, try to indicate which city or country is a leading FinTech hub. Time and again New York, London and San Francisco come out on or close to the top. But what impact will will the Brexit decision have on the UK's standing? Will we see it plummet down these league tables? Read on to see my view! 

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FX forwards: in or out of scope under MiFID II?

[fa icon='calendar'] 13-Apr-2017 18:03:15 / by Alison Donnelly posted in FCA, Compliance, FINTECH

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For years, the UK charted a lonely but pragmatic course with its interpretation that deliverable FX forwards are not investment instruments. UK payment and e-money institutions can offer such products without requiring authorisation under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) while counterparts elsewhere in the EEA had to be regulated. The implementation of MiFID II in January 2018 will, among other things, confirm the UK’s position but the new definition is a little tighter than what we are used to in the UK and payment and e-money institutions must consider whether they want to remain unregulated.

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The Top 4 Regulatory Challenges for FinTechs in 2017

[fa icon='calendar'] 13-Apr-2017 08:22:27 / by Philip Creed posted in PSD2, 4MLD, GDPR, FINTECH, BREXIT

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