Financial Services Innovators

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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Part 4: Alternative Finance Regulations: Getting Through FCA “Interrogation”

Successfully Navigating FCA Review Process This is the final in a four part series of informative articles on regulations and the regulatory process for alternative finance businesses. A Recap In the first article, I explored why I believe regulations may have actually contributed to the exponential growth of the alternative finance sector. The second article …

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Part 3: Alternative Finance Regulations: Successful FCA Application

This is the penultimate in a four part series of informative articles on regulations and the regulatory process in the alternative finance market.  Previous articles made it to the “Most Read” section of AltFi.com, highlighting the importance of this topic.  A Recap In the first in this series we put forward the argument that regulation …

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Part 2: Alternative Finance Regulations: Route to Regulatory Success

This is the second in the four part series on alternative finance regulations and regulatory approval. Missed the first article?  Click here to access it here https://www.vedanvi.com/alternative-finance-regulations/. A Recap  Key points in the first article: Regulations can be onerous, but they have helped to boost this sector on an exponential growth trajectory; They present a …

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Part 1: Alternative Finance Regulation: Biggest Hurdle or Opportunity? You Decide:

You already know that the alternative finance industry is booming.  This is true for all sectors, regardless of whether it’s peer to peer lending, peer to business lending, invoice financing, crowdfunding, or alternate forms of currency exchange and asset management models.  According to the Liberium AltFi Volume Index UK, the Peer to Peer lending market …

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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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