Special edition | African payments landscape
In this special edition of FinTech Pulse from global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, our lawyers from London and South Africa discuss the African payments landscape, exploring why mobile payments have been so successful, the regulatory landscape supporting payments, why it is an attractive market for payments and telecoms companies and what the future holds.
22 Jul 2021
4 | NFTs; Mexican FinTech and crypto markets; FCA’s announcement on Binance; UK’s BNPL landscape; German standard amendment clause update
In this month’s episode of FinTech Pulse from global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, we explore NFTs, hear about the state of the Mexican FinTech and crypto markets, discuss the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority recent announcement regarding Binance’s activities in the UK, find out how regulatory reforms are impacting the UK’s landscape and learn about a recent judgement of the German Federal Court of Justice on standard amendment clauses.
14 Jul 2021
Special edition | The state of all things innovation and InsurTech in the Insurance sector
In this special edition of FinTech Pulse from Norton Rose Fulbright, Madeline Bailey, co-head of Technology consulting at Norton Rose Fulbright is joined by one of the most influential women in European InsurTech, Parul Green, Board member of Insurtech Board, HM Treasury and Chief of Staff, APAC and Europe at AXA XL, to discuss the state of all things innovation and InsurTech in the Insurance sector. They discuss topics ranging from the trends in insurance that are driving technology innovation and interest in Insurtech, progress with diversity and inclusion, and how insurers are reacting to the threat of disruption, to the pivotal technologies that are enabling insurers to better respond to the changing nature of risk and the ethics of AI.
30 Jun 2021
Special edition | Navigating global crypto-custody legal and regulatory requirements and using crypto-assets as collateral
In this special edition of FinTech Pulse from Norton Rose Fulbright, members of our global FinTech regulation team compare notes on their jurisdictions’ approaches to crypto-custody and the use of crypto-assets as collateral, in particular:•How the law in various jurisdictions categorises crypto-assets and what does that mean for their custody?•Do you need a regulatory licence to hold crypto-assets and what types of licence are possible?•Are there any key rules that apply to crypto-custodians in the various countries?•What are the key issues on using crypto-assets as collateral?•What issues might arise when providing a crypto-custody service cross border to clients in multiple jurisdictions?
9 Jun 2021
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