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How to sustain Fintech Growth by avoiding “Gravity Drag”

Updated 30 September 2020   Back when this article was written in 2016, Fintech fund raising had its best year in 2015.  Things have evolved since the. According to KPMG’s “Pulse of Fintech Report 2020“, Global venture activity cooled down from the highs of 2019.  $39.3 billion worth of venture funding deals were concluded in …

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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 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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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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BASEL III STANDARDS RECEIVE MIXED REACTION – WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS?

Basel III comprehensive reform package developed by the Bank of International Settlement’s (BIS) Basel Committee aims to prevent the financial crisis witnessed in 2008, which required many central banks to bail out large banks. The Basel III standards aims to improve banking sector’s ability to absorb shocks arising from financial and economic stresses, improve risk …

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