The Fintech Files: Payments and Crypto with Clifford Chance
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 amid all the growth and excitement comes a fast changing regulatory environment, and legal ambiguity.
We partnered up with the market-leading Tech Group at Clifford Chance to go deep on Fintech in the UK. What keeps clients awake at night? What are the big market trends? What are the regulators thinking?
Each episode tackles one aspect of the Fintech legal environment that is relevant right now, focusing on the practicalities and market intelligence.