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The Importance of Compliance in Global Business

No doubt, international payments risk sensitive data exposure and potential criminal activities. This article further discusses why compliance is essential for businesses operating internationally.

3 mins read
19th March 2024
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Leatherback Content Team


It's no longer news that technology has shaped the world, enabling businesses to connect with customers more efficiently and effectively.

Out of the notable impacts of technology, international payments stand out, allowing the firms to operate across borders and providing avenues for sustained success and growth.

No doubt, international payments risk sensitive data exposure and potential criminal activities.

Hence, the sole reason why global businesses need to establish robust compliance frameworks to safeguard their data, payment channels, and overall operations. 

By implementing compliance in all aspects, global businesses must adhere to laws, regulations, standards, and ethical practices relevant to the industry and regions where a business operates.

Whether it pertains to financial regulations, data protection laws, or environmental standards, compliance plays a pivotal role in shaping the process of a company's global reach. 

This article will further discuss why compliance is essential for businesses operating internationally. Let's dive in. 

Why is Compliance Important for Global Businesses?

  • To avoid legal risks. Different countries have varying legal structures that govern business operations. Non-compliance with the laws can result in legal battles, reputational damage, operational restrictions, and even operational shutdowns. By implementing the legal structures of the country of operation, businesses can avoid or reduce risks and enjoy smooth operations.

  • To enhance customer trust. When launching into a new country or starting up in a country, complying with rules and regulations helps business owners gain confidence, credibility, and loyalty. Once potential customers, investors, and partners see transparent efforts in complying with regulations, they are more likely to be moved to embrace your offerings, thereby boosting your growth.

  • To easily access other global markets. Many countries impose regulatory barriers to protect their citizens. Compliance with local regulations is a prerequisite to breaking into those markets. It is essential to comply for easy access to the customer base and for quick growth opportunities.

  • To reduce and manage operational risks. As mentioned earlier, different countries have varying compliance requirements; by implementing compliance measures, businesses can minimise operational risks, improve productivity, and reduce costs associated with non-compliance penalties.

In addition to the points stated above, implementing compliance frameworks also protects data and ensures the security and privacy of customers, thereby safeguarding valuable information and preventing unauthorised use or infringement. 

Businesses must remember that regulatory landscapes across all sectors constantly evolve and are influenced by technological advancements, consumer preferences, and geopolitical shifts.

Hence, companies must keep up with trends and stay ready to adapt their compliance practices to navigate changes. 

 One of the things we have achieved at Leatherback is global compliance across all countries in which we currently operate. Our regulatory footprint includes:

  • Nigeria, United Kingdom, Canada, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan.

  • ISO Certified, PCI DSS Compliant, FCA Authorised.

Begin your global payment journey with Leatherback and focus on all you need to grow your business by emailing sales@leatherback.co.

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