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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1 FinTech Hub in Mobile Payments? ... Crowdfunding Ecosystems 117 Remittances – International FX Payments at Low Cost 120 FinTech Solutions for Small Businesses 123 Payment Solutions Including Apple Pay 125 FinTech Solutions Benefiting ...
The world's major retail banks still dominate the financial services landscape, providing the deposit, payment, and credit facilities ... 3 Bloomberg, “Apple Sees Mobile-Payment Service Gaining in Challenge to PayPal”, 28 January 2015, ...
For example, Johannesburg has become a centre for bitcoin development, while across Africa entrepreneurs are developing mobile-based banking and payment systems appropriate to the local telecoms and financial services infrastructures.7 ...
They facilitate payments through a range of systems, including cash, cards, and transfers. ... So, in the future, once I have logged into my mobile bank (presumably using heart biometrics or face recognition) I will be able to borrow ...
It encompasses a new wave of companies changing the way people pay, send money, borrow, lend, and invest. ... that we hear the most about – are payments and money transfer, with TransferWise (money transfer), Square (mobile payments), ...
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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