Keeping Pace with Change: Fintech and the Evolution of Commercial Law

Categories : Collaboration business models and managing change, Technology and Operational Enablers


Author: International Monetary Fund

In this note, The International Monetary Fund explores the interactions between new technologies with key areas of commercial law and potential legal changes to respond to new developments in technology and businesses. Inspired by the Bali Fintech Agenda, this note argues that country authorities need to closely examine the adequacy of their legal frameworks to accommodate the use of new technologies and implement necessary legal reform so as to reap the benefits of fintech while mitigating risks. Given the cross-border nature of new technologies, international cooperation among all relevant stakeholders is critical.