Fintech Regulators

Why Financial Services can’t Ignore Cyber Security Risk

Cybersecurity is the Biggest Concern & Threat Cyber Security risk has made it to the Number #1 biggest operational risk for organisations (large and small) across different sectors of the financial services industry, according to an annual study that Risk.net carries out by surveying operational practioners across the globe. Their study found that data loss …

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ICO Regulation and Risk Landscape | Vedanvi

ICO or Initial Coin Offering has taken the world by storm. In 2017, this nascent market went mainstream.  Over $3.5 billion was raised through ICOs last year.  Top 5 ICO funding projects include: Filecoin raised $257 million in September 2017.  They provide blockchain based data storage Tezos raised $232 million in July.  They created a …

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Can Marketplace Lending Survive the Storms Ahead?

As marketplace lending has expanded at exponential rates, those early –  once favourable – sentiments towards these “new kids on the block” have hardened. The sharks are sensing the smell of future blood and are already circling in advance of an anticipated (but as yet unknown) crisis erupting that decimates those lenders associated with marketplace …

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How did the Fintech Industry come about?

The Fintech industry is growing rapidly.  But how did it come about? To start your own bank, insurance company or private equity company is virtually impossible but has now become a possible reality of sorts. While the barriers to entry remain high and the veteran banking companies are controlling global finances and making huge profits …

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Basel III Rules Fuel Alternative Finance

In the last article, we explored how marketplace lenders could attract Basel III type rules.  Staying on the subject of Basel III, we believe that they are the very rules that are in fact fueling alternative finance such as peer to peer and marketplace lending. In this article, we look at things from the other …

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Marketplace Lending could attract Basel III type Rules?

Marketplace lending is one of the biggest success stories in financial services.  The alternative finance providers facilitate loans, for borrowers, directly from investors who are looking for a higher returns.  Also known as peer to peer lenders, the technology led new age lenders  stepped in where banks left a huge gaping void. The outcome has …

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Fintech Taxonomy Map

Fintech is a broad category describing an entire market.  And it’s quite hard to try and get your head around this rapidly evolving market.  But knowing the landscape can have great advantages: If you are just starting out, it will give you a good idea of what’s working and what is not, and more importantly, …

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Crowdfunding – Regulations are now the Biggest Barrier to Entry

Are you thinking of starting a crowdfunding or peer-to peer (P2P) lending platform?  Then I have some good and some bad news for you! The good news is that barriers to entry are breaking down fast.   Technology was once the biggest barrier but now hardly pose a challenge to new entrants. There are many …

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Risk Taking Behaviour in Pursuit of High Growth

How does our inherent risk taking behaviour influence how we take risk in business to pursue high growth Risk taking behaviour in pursuit of high growth is a topic well explored by entrepreneurs in all industries. Research has shown that 55% of business start-ups fail within 5 years and a staggering 71% fail after 10 …

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