Companies specialising in internet and new technologies (so-called Fintechs) continue to play a key role in the French economy (for example in developing credit activities, targeting in particular the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through lending platforms and … Continue reading
Thinking two moves ahead – how to get the best out of a fintech fundraising. Rich Woods and Emily Naylor from the fintech team at Herbert Smith Freehills provide some tips on planning a successful fundraise.
Bank of England launches fintech community and FCA publishes discussion paper on distributed ledger technology
In March 2017, the Bank of England FinTech Accelerator launched a new fintech community. The new community has three main objectives: to share developments, trends and insights to facilitate learning within the Bank and across the sector; to ensure the … Continue reading
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LEADS ASIFMA MEMBER WORKING GROUP TO FORMULATE BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF FINTECH
The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) released on Friday afternoon its guide, Best Practices for Effective Development of Fintech. Its press release can be accessed here.
The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, it has been the subject of much scrutiny and … Continue reading
As the surge of Fintech continues to gather speed, authorities around the world are watching with keen interest to see how fintech can change the competitive landscape across various sectors and markets. Mark Jephcott and Adelaide Luke from the competition team … Continue reading
An organisation’s confidential information and the personal data of their customer base is a valuable commodity. Combine this with an increased reliance on doing business in a digital world and the regulatory scrutiny surrounding cyber breaches, organisations big and small … Continue reading