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Financial Services Technology and Payments

As the financial services sector and the technology platforms they use become ever more complex, financial firms and suppliers to the sector need lawyers who are attuned to the commercial, technology and regulatory environments. Our lawyers regularly act for banks and other financial institutions, fintechs and payment providers, Tier 1 technology companies and SaaS and platform specialists in the sector. We combine expert legal skills with strong market knowledge, a clear understanding of the commercial drivers and the ability to navigate compliance smoothly.

Notable deals and highlights

    • Advising a regulated investment exchange on a fintech joint venture, including set-up, technology, regulatory impacts and changes to their terms of membership.
    • Acting for a major payment services provider on its FCA authorisation application
    • Advising numerous fintech and digital services providers on compliance with EBA/FCA/PRA outsourcing guidelines/requirements
    • Advising a digital bank on its outsourced core banking system development and roll out
    • Advising a digital bank on placing its core banking systems on the Google cloud (the first UK bank to do so)
    • Acting for numerous non-financial firms on whether they are regulated in relation to payment services including for example for a global digital entertainment provider on its payment/gift cards programme across Europe and beyond
    • Advising a leading fintech solution provider on its commercial transactions and regulatory issues
    • Advising a US payment services provider on its roll out of new contract frameworks for its European business
    • Advising a UK bank on its core banking outsourcing to a Middle East provider
    • Advising a number of global banks on setting up a bond trading platforms and back-office bond settlement outsourcing 
    • Advising a leading UK based bank on a series of strategic outsourcing programmes