Fintech & Bank Partnerships

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Counsel for Accelerating Partnerships

For a fintech, finding the right bank or credit union partner can accelerate the path to product launch. For a financial institution, a fintech partnership can expand product offerings for their customers or create a new revenue stream. An experienced and dynamic legal team is the key to any bank partnership journey.

From evaluating potential partners and their offerings to documenting the partnership agreement, and throughout the lifecycle of the initiatives launched with the partner bank, legal counsel helps fintechs and banks achieve the desired goals of the partnership and manage the associated risks.

The Scale team understands that the fintech industry is built on partnerships. Our team has served as in-house counsel at banks and fintechs across a variety of different financial products — including lending, real estate alternative financing, and mobile payments. We bring a nimble mindset and are adept at spotting growth opportunities for clients.

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Tips for a Successful Fintech-Bank Partnership

For a fintech, finding the right bank partner accelerates the path to product launch. By partnering with a bank, the fintech is able to leverage the bank’s charter to deliver a uniform product across those states.

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DIY Law: Beware of the Legal Template

Many companies use contract templates in their day-to-day operations. When drafted properly and tied to the appropriate use case, templates can be a tremendous time and money saving resource. As outside general counsel to companies of all sizes, the review of existing contract templates comes up quite often. Some clients are looking for an upgrade, while others may be seeking a quick, validating green light or help with a contract negotiation utilizing a template as the foundation. Unfortunately, many templates do not accomplish the intended purpose, or worse. 

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Under the Corporate Transparency Act, Companies Face New Requirements in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial regulation and corporate transparency, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) has emerged as a pivotal piece of legislation. Enacted in 2021 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act, the CTA will require most new and existing legal entities operating in the United States to file reports with the federal government regarding their beneficial owners. The CTA goes into effect on January 1, 2024, and its key provisions are described below.

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