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Top Professional and Financial Risks for Fintech Companies

Marsh | Aug 19, 2022

Fintech risks 1 - Top Professional and Financial Risks for Fintech CompaniesFintech companies are subject to some of the same consumer and investor protection regulations as traditional financial institutions, but must balance compliance requirements with the need to innovate, grow, and develop new products. Meanwhile, privacy risks and ever-growing cyber challenges can contribute to significant economic loss and reputational damage, straining fintech’s day-to-day operations and threatening the assets of both companies and executives.

As the risks for fintech companies continue to evolve, those that are unable to adapt may face obstacles in their business models. Marsh can help you identify your most pressing challenges and determine the most effective strategy to mitigate and manage your risks.

External Risks

  • Investors
  • Customers
  • Regulators
  • Competitors
  • Extortionists

Internal Risks

  • Employee theft
  • Computer crime
  • Data breaches
  • Technology error & ommissions

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  • IT security, privacy, and cyber risk
  • Regulatory and compliance risk
  • Consumer class-action & professional services risk
  • Intellectual property risk
  • M&A risk
  • Risk of theft and fraud through electronic and non-electronic means
  • Employment practices liability including allegations of third party discrimination against customers or clients

Unique risk profiles require tailored risk management programs

More than other industries, individual fintechs differ extensively depending on their subsector, and require innovative solutions to address their unique risk profiles. For example, a payments platform and a neobank touch different types of customers, hold different amounts of personally identifiable information, and are subject to different regulatory oversight; these distinctions drive varying risk transfer decisions.  Thoroughly understanding the individual circumstances of each fintech company is crucial to the development of a suitable risk management and insurance program.

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