For every Fintech wishing to grow fast, some supply contracts are of strategic significance. They provide a technology platform that will underpin the business for the next phase.
Making sure you contract on the right terms is a key part to putting your business on the right track. Get it wrong, and your business will suffer as you are locked in to an underperforming service provider, face uncomfortable questions from the regulator, and pay out large amounts for things that weren’t your fault.

In this guide you’ll discover:

  • The 7 key steps that that underpin the most successful contracts,
  • How to spot the most common mistakes and how to avoid them,
  • The 6 key elements that your strategic contract needs to address if it is to deliver long term success for your business.

The Author:

Mark Sherwood-Edwards

I’m a lawyer specialising in fintech contracts. I can help you get the contract your business needs. I will identify the key legal issues for your specific deal, let you know what’s market standard (and what isn’t), protect you from pitfalls and the traps laid for the unwary, and put in the mechanisms and protections that will help your business prosper.


And because I am agile, business-focussed and have low overheads, I will save you money and do it faster than conventional law firms.

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