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April 24, 2017 - Firm News

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Gerhard Grueter of Lawson Conner was recently featured in the London School of Economics "Business Review" discussing entry strategies for FinTech companies into regulated markets.

The total value of global investment in fintech in 2016 was £25.1 billion, which represents a rise of more than 50 per cent in just one year, and a sevenfold increase in just four years. There is no reason to believe that this significant growth will slow in any way in the coming years.

Fintech is unquestionably a very exciting area to be involved with, but firms in this sector need to be aware of the challenges they face and ensure they continue to meet changing regulatory requirements. However, while Fintechs have advantages over established players, regulation remains a major challenge. In order to succeed in the digital banking market, start-ups should note that they will face five key challenges accessing the financial services market: Technology and cyber security, marketing, capital, legal framework and compliance & regulations. 

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For more information, please contact Gerhard Grueter 
Tel: +44 (0) 203 696 1302

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