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July 8, 2020 49 min
How To Thrive As A FinTech Fincrime Compliance Consultant

Welcome to the episode that is everything related to FINTECH, Cryptocurrency, Regulation and Compliance. Episode 6 of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. In this episode, we sit down with someone who conquered their fear of posting online to completely owning her brand and becoming an industry leading speaker. The host of Fintech Frankly and proud ambassador of the RiseUp Movement, Payal Patel (Managing Director at FINTRAIL). Payal discusses her transition from Traditional Compliance into the FINTECH and cryptocurrency consultancy and how she balanced being an entrepreneur and raising two children. Payal talks about the significance of having a team of mentors and walks us through her rise in popularity as a speaker and industry leader. If you are looking to get into FINTECH Fincrime Compliance, this is the podcast to listen to right until the end. Enjoy and don’t forget to provide feedback, share with a friend and rate / leave a review.

**This interview was recorded on April 1, 2020

The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future.

Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):
• (2:08) – Who Is FINTRAIL And What Do They Do
• (4:03) – How Did FINTRAIL Build A “Community First” Consultancy
• (6:59) – Singapore: The Small “Big” Well Banked Market
• (11:25) – Is Singapore Raining Cryptocurrency Companies?
• (16:17) – Why Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Looking For CCOs In Singapore
• (20:05) – Discussing Transitioning From Traditional To FINTECH Compliance
• (26:05) – Using A Business Coach And Mentorship Team To Catapult A Career
• (28:45) – Being A Mother And A Compliance Entrepreneur
• (30:25) – How To Find Your Voice When Starting A Personal Brand
• (33:47) – Paying For Professional Services To Amplify Brand
• (35:27) – The “Rise Up” Movement And Being A Woman In Tech
• (38:05) – How To Balance Work And Life And Learning To Recharge As A Mom
• (42:03) – How Do You Get Over Your Fear Of Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone
• (45:01) – Making Small Consistent Improvements As A Professional

Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)
• Linkedin (Best way to reach me) -
• Instagram (Everyday type stuff)
• Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) -
• Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab):

Payal Patel (Guest)
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• Sorry, We Don't Accept Cash (Article):
• Payal Patel Story (Why Do You Work In Financial Crime Compliance - Interview:
• Women In Finance (RiseUp Podcast):
• Feedback On 5MLD (Article):
• Fintech Frankly (Video Series – Ep. 1):
• Active Anti-Racism in Anti-Financial Crime: Our Next Steps for Combatting Discrimination (Blog):

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• Goose Goddi (Music Producer) -

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