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Lawson Conner launches new FinTech innovator programme ‘FinTechPLUS‘

Lawson Conner has launched ‘FinTechPLUS’, a programme to help FinTech startups to launch their new businesses quickly, compliantly and cost-effectively, with the support of an experienced team of entrepreneurs, compliance and regulatory experts.  

The ‘FinTechPLUS’ programme is designed for companies offering e-money, payments, consumer loans, crowdfunding and other financial technology related services currently revolutionising the banking and finance sectors. The programme includes a number of innovative solutions, one of which is the FinTech Regulatory Incubator Platform ‘FinTIP’, which allows selected companies to become authorised in less than a month and at a fraction of the cost usually associated with a launch. Startups can also benefit from ongoing compliance and regulatory support and access to capital raising services, critical for the future growth of any new startup. All services are integrated with an award-winning software platform which reduces administrative time and costs. 

The ’FinTechPLUS’ Innovator Programme includes the following solutions:

• FinTech advisory – free advice for FinTech entrepreneurs on how to get started and grow their businesses
• FinTech Incubator Platform ‘FinTIP’ – using an already regulated firm to get launched in around 4 weeks time 
• General regulatory and compliance advice
• FCA applications and registration for investment management/ AIFM, E-money, payment processing, crowdfunding, Consumer Credit (CCL), etc.
• Capital raising

“FinTech companies are revolutionising the financial services industry. Last year more than USD14bn was invested in the sector. FinTech entrepreneurs’ ambitions have quickly turned from covering one or two local markets to a ‘let’s go global approach,” says Gerhard Grueter, Managing Director at Lawson Conner. “The financial services industry is tightly regulated and navigating through this increasingly complex regulatory framework is a huge challenge, but a very critical component for the success of any FinTech firm. 

“Developing and applying a compliant framework can add a significant competitive advantage for FinTech companies. The innovative spirit found in so many FinTech companies launching now is hugely impressive and, as entrepreneurs ourselves, we well understand their eagerness to launch. However, doing so without the essential compliance, regulatory and support infrastructure can prove very costly, and may hinder growth significantly.”
Having launched close to 100 companies in the past three years, Lawson Conner has an unparalleled experience in helping startup businesses to become both operational and compliant.

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