The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries
A front-line industry insider's look at the financial technology explosion
The FINTECH Book is your primary guide to the financial technology revolution, and the disruption, innovation and opportunity therein. Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech investment space, this book aggregates diverse industry expertise into a single informative volume to provide entrepreneurs, bankers and investors with the answers they need to capitalize on this lucrative market. Key industry developments are explained in detail, and critical insights from cutting-edge practitioners offer first-hand information and lessons learned.
The financial technology sector is booming, and entrepreneurs, bankers, consultants, investors and asset managers are scrambling for more information: Who are the key players? What's driving the explosive growth? What are the risks? This book collates insights, knowledge and guidance from industry experts to provide the answers to these questions and more.
The fintech market captured over US$14 billion in 2014, a three-fold increase from the previous year. New startups are popping up at an increasing pace, and large banks and insurance companies are being pushed toward increasing digital operations in order to survive. The financial technology sector is booming and The FINTECH Book is the first crowd-sourced book on the subject globally, making it an invaluable source of information for anybody working in or interested in this space.
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Pascal Bouvier, Venture Partner, Santander InnoVentures “This first ever crowd-sourced book on the broad FinTech ecosystem is an extremely worthwhile read for anyone trying to understand why and how technology will impact most, ...
Emerging Markets and Social Impact FinTech – The Not So Little Engine That Can 66 Why Am I Not Gonna Be Able to Enter a Bank? 69 The Rise of the Rest in FinTech 72 Smartphones, FinTech, and Education – Helping the Unbanked Reach ...
... Hybrid Model for Banks 245 FinTech Impact on Retail Banking – From a Universal Banking Model to Banking Verticalization 248 Embracing the Connected API Economy 253 Banking Like Water 258 Eliminating Friction in Customers' Financial ...
This innovation is actually having a really big social impact,1 as there are start-ups specializing in a certain kind of money transfers: remittances (money sent by foreign workers to their home country). WorldRemit and Remitly are ...
According to the International Telecommunications Union, an estimated 95.5% of the world's population have access to a cell phone – which gives SMS a greater impact than the internet. Mobile money transfer services such as M-Pesa have ...
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7 Enterprise Innovation
8 More Success Stories
9 Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains
10 The Future of FinTech
List of Contributors
6 Capital and Investment