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Fintech Consulting

“The last decade of my life have been spent gathering business experience, professional qualifications and in-depth knowledge of the entire lifecycle of a Fintech Company. I am an enthusiastic business executive, fintecher, with cognate experience in the financial business world. During the years of occupying top managerial positions, I have been exposed to the various levels of business and have acquired diverse skills and qualifications that I want to share with you. Setting up a Fintech Company or start any Business Activity has to be done properly if you wish to archive the goals, and I’m here to help you to succeed.”

A.R.Pietrocola

I have achieved many goals in my life, know a lot about business and would gladly help you with any problem you have. I am ready to share all the knowledge, experience and tips with you. There is no universal tutorial, I always adapt the information for every client. I have very rich experience in business and tried many different approaches and tools in my practice, so I will give you only the ones which really worked for me and for sure will work for you.

I have been dealing with bonds issuing and listing, financial licences processing (API, PSP, E-money, Forex, Investment Manager, Asset Management, Credit and Insurance Broker, Hedge Funds, Cryptocurrency Exchange and Money Remittance) and wealth management in different jurisdictions such as UK, USA, Malta, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, UAE, Qatar, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Cayman Islands, Panama, BVI and Bahamas for more than 15 years!

How can I help you?

Opening a Financial Business always involves a lot of steps and it can become a challenge for entrepreneurs, especially for those who do it for the first time. In case you need some clarification, you can book one of the following one-to-one session with me:

Payment Institution Licence

Payment Institution Licence in the UK

One major decision to make when applying for a Payment Institution Licence in the UK is to select the best type of licence between Authorized Payment Institution (API) or Small Payment Institution (SPI) or Electronic Money Institution License (EMI) or Small Electronic Money Institution (SEMI). How and where to incorporate your business? Is the UK the right jurisdiction for you? Are You required to incorporate in the country where you live or can you can choose from any of the most popular Fintech jurisdictions of the world such as: United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong or USA. I have a very rich experience and knowledge you can trust. My team and I helped many entrepreneurs and will gladly do the same for you.

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OFFSHORE BANKING LICENCE IN DOMINICA

Offshore bank licenses started to be popular again from 2016. If you are looking for the lowest possible entry point for an offshore bank licence with lower capital requirements, crypto friendly and lower government fees, Dominica is really the only option that come to my mind and that fit these criteria.

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Bank licence
Cryptocurrency

CRYPTOCURRENCY LICENCE IN ESTONIA

If you are looking for the lowest possible entry point for authorised Cryptocurrency Payment Provider with easy and practical requirements, probably you should consider Estonia.

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FOREX BROKERAGE LICENCE IN CAYMAN ISLANDS

Cayman Islands offers one of the most inexpensive regulated brokerage options available anywhere in the world for setting up a Forex Brokerage Firm. International Financial Services Business is regulated in Cayman Islands by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

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forex in cayman island
Authorised Payment Institution

PREPAYMENT CARD PROGRAM

If you are looking for a Generic Prepaid Card Program for your customers or members, or for a Virtual Card Program to offer your customers a Virtual Card that could be used as a payout method for their rewards. There are many options available.

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INVESTMENT FUNDS

I dare to say that there are a lot of jurisdictions that can be attractive (USA, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Malta, Luxembourg, Malaysia and Hong Kong) for investment funds but Bahamas, Cayman and Luxembourg as one of prestigious will likely prevail. Every jurisdiction from the above-mentioned has it’s own benefits and advantages.

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funds
Structure your ICO

ICO STRUCTURE

An Initial Coin Offering or ICO is an unregulated means through which a start-up company uses to raise funds they require to start, develop, or complete its cryptocurrency or blockchain based software projects, thereby rigorous, regulated, and often difficult processes such company would have gone through if they were to raise such funds through banks or venture capital investors.

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RESIDENCY AND PASSPORT

The process of globalization started long time ago, and since then the matter of residence and citizenship becomes more and more interesting for international investors and entrepreneurs.

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fintech news

Check out last Fintech News

I selected for you a good selection of Fintech News from different sources that may help you to develop your business.

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How Can I Help you?

Unlike lawyers and accountants who focus on theory, I’ve done most of the stuff I’m talking about for myself and I know what works – and what doesn’t – in the real world.

Working as CEO of Astorts Group since 2010, my team and I have received many inquiries and helped hundreds of clients to find a cost effective way to obtain a forex licence, a great jurisdiction to set up an import/export company, an easy and cost effective way to set up an Hedge Fund, a great jurisdiction to have an holding company or to open an offshore bank account, a crypto friendly jurisdiction to launch your crypto project or register a crypto exchange, a cost effective way to obtain a Payment Service Provider Licence, a cost effective way to advertise and export a product into an emerging markets like Russia, China, South-East Asia or South America, a way to finance a startup or to apply for an European Regional Funds.

My main focus is all about getting you across the “finish line” as easily as possible, so you will leverage my network and my experience to successfully get where you wanted.
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Why to entrust Alex?


Alex is an entrepreneur, fintecher, investor, blogger and author based in London and operating mainly in Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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Alex is an UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and NZ FSPR (Financial Service Provider Register) Approved Person and has great experience as director of regulated companies.
Alex uses to dedicate part of his life to inspire others and help them achieve the most out of their lives.

Since he was 20, he had successfully founded and managed several companies operating in the field of management consulting, wealth management and fintech.

Alex is Member of Institute of Directors in London, Member of Changer Club in Riga, Member of Fintech Association of Hong Kong, Member of Singapore Fintech Association, Member of Non Executive Director Association in London and Member of Alumni Network of Draper University in San Francisco.