With fintech becoming such a fast-moving and increasingly regulated space, we have created a timeline of key UK and EU regulatory milestones to watch out for over the coming months and years. Continue reading
New regulatory trial grounds for fintech firms in Hong Kong – Regulators announce additional fintech sandboxes
New regulatory trial grounds for fintech firms in Hong Kong – Regulators announce additional fintech sandboxes Continue reading
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 crowd funding).
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. Continue reading
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 Bank is engaging with a range of fintech firms; and
- to increase networking across fintech-related organisations.
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. Continue reading