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Fintech, a portmanteau of “financial technology”, refers to firms using new technology to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. Artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, and big data are regarded as the “ABCD” of fintech

Fintech covers a variety of new financial technologies which utilise software and other information communication technologies, an example of such is crypto currencies. Our legal team can assist and advise with a range of fintech law services.

FinTech companies are often start-ups that intend to disrupt current financial services through introducing streamlined and efficient services through using technology.

Monarch Solicitors can advise on a wide range of needs you may have, including:

  • Contracts
  • Data protection
  • Regulation
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment and Human Resources
  • Investment and mergers and Acquisitions
  • FCA regulations
  • Fintech regulatory principles
  • Financial technology laws

Contact Our Fintech advocates in Manchester, Birmingham and London, UK

If you would like to enquire for any of our fintech law services please complete our online contact form here or send an email to us at [email protected] and one of our fintech advocates shall call you back.

Alternatively, please call our fintech lawyers on 0330 127 8888 for a free no obligation discussion.

Monarch Solicitors is a leading UK law firm with specialist fintech solicitors ready to offer their expertise. Our award-winning Manchester solicitorsLondon solicitors and Birmingham solicitors offer their legal expertise nationally and internationally.

We are also able to leverage an international network spanning across Hong Kong, Turkey and Dubai to provide seamless assistance with cross-border matters relating to fintech.

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Most frequent questions and answers

While FinTech covers online trading algorithms, online banking and lending, blockchain and bitcoin, there are a few aspects of the FinTech revolution that attract more regulatory and legislative attention than others. Importantly, FinTech comprises the following areas:

  • Payment processors – This includes contactless, mobile payments and eWallets.
  • Insurtech – Developments in other areas of technology are assisting in risk identification and mitigation.
  • Investment management – Machine learning and artificial intelligence, building on past developments in algorithms and Big Data have assisted the boom in investment management.
  • Crowdfunding and fundraising, and platform-based technologies.
  • Blockchain and regtech – These are examples of technology that act to make processes efficient. Regtech, for instance, automates processes to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending.

FinTech regulatory landscape

  • According to PwC, global funding of FinTech businesses more than doubled from $5.6bn in 2014 to $12.2bn in 2015, and it is estimated that global funding for FinTech businesses will reach $46bn by 2020. When there is an explosive rise in a sector of the economy, regulation can be slow to catch up. However, in the UK, the FCA has taken quick steps to ensure there is no regulatory friction slowing the advance of FinTech development. For instance, in relation to P2P lending, the FCA moved swiftly in 2014 to regulate the industry, which provided much needed clarity for business. The FCA’s quick-thinking regulation in the area has allowed the UK P2P lending market to become the biggest in Europe.

Fintech is also known as financial technology platform is used to enable banking and financial services online.

Yes, within the UK Fintech is regulated by the FCA. 

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