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The Fintech Files: Payments and Crypto

Box Set: Part Three - The payment services framework – where to start

29 July 2021

Fintech is on fire. In the first half of 2021 alone, UK fintechs raised $5.7bn of venture capital investment. Revolut raised $800m at a £24bn valuation in July 2021, making it the UK’s most valuable fintech, while Wise completed the first direct listing of shares on the London Stock Exchange, at a $11bn valuation. Meanwhile, longer established financial institutions continue to develop their own fintech products, and look acquisitively at smaller startups.

But alongside the growth and excitement comes a constantly evolving regulatory environment, and legal ambiguity.

We teamed up with Crafty Counsel to go deep on fintech in the UK, focusing on the fast-growing payments and crypto markets. What keeps clients awake at night? What are the big market trends? What are the regulators thinking?

Each video tackles one aspect of the fintech legal environment that is relevant right now, focusing on the practicalities and market intelligence.

Video Three: “Help! I’m launching a Payments product - where do I begin?”

Are you developing a new payments business or product?

Well don’t worry, Simon Crown (Partner), Meera Ragha (Senior Associate) and Laura Douglas (Senior Associate) share the questions you need to be asking.

The team explore the questions to ask at the outset, the territorial scope of the different regulators, and where to look for further guidance.