Regulation & Compliance

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 they always stay on top of a complex …

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Exploring the barriers to entry in Fintech

Regardless of how lucrative a market is, high barriers to entry in Fintech often makes it less viable or significantly increase the cost of entry.  In my opinion, there are only three fundamental barriers to entry in Fintech: Capital or the seed money to launching the business. Unlike traditional financial serves businesses, such as a bank …

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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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Can Solvency II Gain Back Customer Trust in Financial Services Firms?

Solvency II aims to improve risk management, but will this benefit customers of financial services firms? If so, do they know this? At Vedanvi we have another bone to pick with the current level of disclosure in the financial services sector. We reckon that the sector has got to be more pro-active in winning back …

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