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Martyn Oughton


Freelance Business and Technology Writer / Inbound and Content Marketing / Copywriter / Financial Services Professional

About Me

Freelance business writer. Work covers blogs, white papers, articles and thought leadership. Specialisms are technology, insurance, pensions, asset management, wealth management, regulation, risk management, banking, cybercrime & markets. I am a financial services professional with over 20 years experience, combining work in the insurance field with writing. Visit my website at www.thinkprowriting.com.

Industries I Write About

Financial Services

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Investment Management

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My Writing Samples

New Tech for Technology’s Sake: The Perils of Selling Discretionary Products

Opinion article on how new discretionary technology risks becoming obsolete


Robo-Advice Goes Mainstream – or Does It?

An opinion piece about the progress of robo-advice solutions.


Responding to the Threats

White Paper on the importance of training in financial services.


Three Reasons why MLROs Should be Concerned about the Future, and One Positive Thing They Can Do About It

Blog post on training in financial services.


New Tech for Technology’s Sake: The Perils of Selling Discretionary Products

Article on potential developments in discretionary technology markets.



B2B Writer

Work covers blogs, white papers, articles and thought leadership. Specialisms are insurance, pensions, asset management, wealth management, regulation, risk management, banking, cybercrime & markets.

Company: Freelance Writer

I worked there from 8/2014 until now


Technology and Business contributor for The Market Mogul.

Company: The Market Mogul

I worked there from 6/2017 until now

Freelance Contributor

Regular contributor to Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' Compliance Resource Network.

Company: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

I worked there from 10/2014 until now

Compliance Advisory Manager

• Delivered improvements to the Compliance team’s operation and peception as a second line of defence .• Overhauled the regulatory change process including a completely new regulatory information service for all staff. • Assumed the role of Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer. • Recruited three new team members and built a competent, well-motivated team • Built credibility with the control functions in our new outsourced service providers, and established stronger working relationships. • Made substantial improvements to MI and reports. • Overseen a rewrite of and implementation of financial crime procedures • Driven down the number of regulatory breaches to very low levels. • Mentoring a team member to exam success, with further mentoring to come.

Company: Life Insurance & Pensions

I worked there from 7/2011 until now

Freelance Contributor, "inCompliance"

Regular contributor to the International Compliance Association's members' journal "inCompliance".

Company: International Compliance Association

I worked there from 12/2013 until now

Languages I Write In

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

How Businesses Can Benefit from a Cashless Society

Whilst South Africa is not yet a fully cashless society, the rise in those using alternative payment methods continues, including mobile payments, online payments and digital currencies. In this post, we'll take a look at what is driving the move towards digital payment solutions in South Africa as alternatives to cash and how businesses in South Africa and other territories can make the most of the opportunities this provides.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: cashless society,mobile payments,cashless economy,online payments,digital currencies


How to Avoid Losing Your Viewpoint When Researching Your Articles

You need to write an opinion piece, but you want to make sure you have the research to back up what you're saying. But how do you avoid getting bogged down with research and losing the point of what you're trying to say? Find out how to do so, and produce credible articles that your audience will enjoy reading

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: writing,research,articles,content,opinions,comment


3 Steps to Responsible Lending Using Alternative Data Credit Scoring

Whilst alternative data has been proven to have the ability to generate credit scores for lenders and support their penetration into unbanked markets, how can these scores be put into practice to ensure loans are granted in the right way? In other words, to promote financial inclusion whilst minimizing default experience? Three ways this could happen are explored in this post.

Content type: Blog Post


Why The Right Consent is the Key to Unlocking Mobile Credit Scoring

Within the potential for mobile and telecoms data to provide creditworthiness assessments lies one big challenge that needs to be met - that of obtaining consent. Lenders need to ensure potential clients understand how their data will be used and what it means to provide consent, whilst at the same time, ensuring local and international requirements relating to data consent are met. This post suggests potential approaches to find solutions that work for lender and client alike.

Content type: Blog Post


Careful Selection of Alternative Data is Crucial to Refining Credit Scoring Results

Although alternative data sources are seen as a major breakthrough in enabling finance to be provided to those without access to banking, not all data has the same value when it comes to building an accurate credit score. This post looks at the issues that need to be considered, and how the right data can be used to best effect in practice.

Content type: Blog Post