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Fintech.

While fintech feels like today’s next big thing, we’ve been helping financial services and credit businesses innovate since 2002

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We love all our clients, but it’s especially fun to work with innovators and entrepreneurs.

While fintech feels like today’s next big thing, we’ve been helping financial services and credit businesses innovate since 2002.

If you’re pioneering a new approach or just bringing fresh thinking to the tried and true, you’ll need to understand the regulatory implications and find the best way to manage them.

This is The Fold’s favourite territory. Our team of fintech lawyers have helped peer to peer lenders, online comparison sites, robo advisers, payments platforms and many more.

SOME OF THE WAYS WE HELP OUR CLIENTS.
  •   Reviewing websites and preparing disclosure documents
  •   Structuring your business
  •   Drafting and negotiating contracts
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How we work with you

We keep it simple – We aim to dispel the belief that financial services and credit regulation is mysterious, complicated and difficult to access – it doesn’t have to be. In every interaction with our clients, we offer simple, accessible advice and guidance, and delight in watching the lights go on…

We get it right – We appreciate the pressure that regulation places on starting your business. And we understand the far-reaching effects that the wrong advice can have. So we've built a team of specialists with the character, knowledge, insight and expertise to get it right, every time.

We’re networked – When you’re starting out, sometimes the most valuable thing we can do is connect you to others. Relationships are at the centre of everything we do and we constantly look for opportunities to introduce our clients to each other.

Clients also value our collaborative and mutually respectful relationship with ASIC.

We're cost conscious – We know your budget is tight. We offer accurate cost estimates upfront, fixed fees wherever possible and a range of low cost customisable manuals and tools to inform and guide you, supported by specialist legal advice to solve more complex issues.

Because we’ve been doing this for more than a decade, we can turn your work around fast, accurately and cost effectively. You won’t find a butler or acres of marble at our offices. They’re not reflected in our rates either.

We're problem solvers – not handbrakes on doing business. We adopt a ‘test and learn’ approach to find a solution that suits your value proposition – rather than drown under the weight of the compliance red tape that can strangle good ideas at birth.

 

Thank you so much for your work on this [Fintech Sponsorship Agreement]. Much simpler and clearer... Greatly appreciated.
FinTech Australia, Vanessa Ronan-Pearce

 
 

A small firm using technology, clear-headed strategy and imagination to punch above its weight in a specialist market. The Fold’s focus on not over-lawyering is ahead of the curve...
2015 Legal Innovation Index

 
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