Related insights: Fintech and Insurtech


EU crowdfunding regulation – investor protection aspects

27 May 2020
In this article we consider the provisions that deal with ensuring investor protection, including examining who can invest on a crowdfunding platform, what standards apply to investor communications and marketing, what the pre-contract information requirements are and what the proposal says about investors who wish to cancel or sell their investments.

EU crowdfunding regulation closer to agreement

06 May 2020
On 8 March 2018 the European Commission submitted a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business. Now, two years later, the final compromise text has been published.

Paperless airports and strategic partnerships: what's ripe for investment in fintech

03 May 2019
In conjunction with the Finnish British Chamber of Commerce and Danske Bank, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) hosted an "Investing and Fintech" event in London on 2 May. The panel event was well attended by investors, tech companies and advisors alike and lead to some interesting and thought provoking discussions. WBD's Caroline Stevenson, discusses and comments upon some of the main themes that came out of the event.

The brave new world of master trusts and pension scheme consolidation

15 Jun 2018
A new regulatory framework relating to master trusts, intended to strengthen the governance requirements and improve the protection of members' benefits under such arrangements, will come into force later this year. In this article we take a closer look at the detail of the new regime and consider what further developments may follow as the idea of consolidation continues to evolve.

Smart contracts - tomorrow's technology today

09 May 2018
Blockchain, Bitcoin and Brexit – the three 'B's which continue to dominate the headlines. But, as far as distributed ledger technology is concerned, much of the real progress is happening in other areas such as improving the traceability of goods, food and freight through supply chains, developing energy trading platforms and health related identity and information projects.