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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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If you’re thinking of Starting a Business in 2018, then Read This!

Starting a business in 2018?  Just thinking of starting one? I’ll show you why you absolutely have to consider launching a financial services venture, if a startup is on the horizon. Have you ever thought about starting a financial services business, but thought it was too overwhelming? Do you fear the complex regulatory environment? You think …

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What is Peer to Peer Lending?

Peer to Peer Lending is one of the fastest growing segments of the Fintech sector. However, its surprising to see that there is a huge segment of teh population that still doesn’t have a firm grasp on what Peer to Peer lending actually is?  This article hopefully answers your questions or helps to educate you …

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Leave a Legacy and Build a Fintech Fortune

Change the world – Challenge the markets – Beat the system The financial system needs massive change. The monopoly on the global flow of money held by monolithic institutions makes us all vulnerable. Two billion people around the world aren’t even included (currently unbanked) and those that are, you will often find they aren’t getting …

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Three Things that Fintech Firms get Wrong

They underestimate the vital importance of regulation   Generally speaking, no one likes regulation.  However, for the alternative finance sector, these regulations may have actually contributed to it’s rapid growth.  Benefits of regulation are: Competitive advantage, as weaker players are weeded out, or lose market share because of non-compliance; Improved systems and controls required by regulations, …

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Consequences of Failing to Comply with Laws and Regulations

Failing to Comply: Fintech Firms: Don’t underestimate regulation Its easy for high growth Fintech firms to get so caught up in what is fueling their growth, that its easy to overlook detail.  Regulation is one of these details that can be missed, if these firms don’t have a solid foundation and systems to ensure that …

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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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The power of intellectual property: how to boost your intangible business assets

Whether seeking funding or looking to secure a high valuation for exit, a business’s position will always be strengthened if it can point to its IP assets.  For Fintech companies in particular, technology innovation and the associated IP rights may drive their competitive advantage.  In this article, IP lawyer Suzy Schmitz gives us a step-by-step …

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10 ways to Enhance Fintech Valuation Multiples

Fintech valuation Part 2.  This is a continuation from our last article How to Sustain Fintech Growth by avoiding “Gravity Drag” . In that article, we explored the Fintech growth trajectory using some real world examples.  Using a simple model we concluded that this market started off with a “hype”, with off the scale  valuations.  After reaching …

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