A few years ago, many banks were not convinced that Fintech* would impact them. Or rather, many banks were convinced that Fintech would NOT impact the industry, because of regulations, customer behaviour, etc. Fast forward to today, and this sentiment has totally shifted. From new challenger banks acquiring 8,000 new customers per day to Alibaba having(…)
The “Fintech” trend started 5 years ago.* Since then, we’ve heard about new startups, the emergence of tech competitors in finance, and also banks investing in technology. But what has been exactly the impact of technology in finance? Is there a real impact, is it too early to say, or is it just hype? My(…)
A few weeks ago, The Disruptive Group organised a Fintech bootcamp for finance professionals. One of the very experienced speakers advised the audience to start their education in Fintech by reading 10 very important books, but he didn’t mention which ones! So I thought I’d get the views from the readers of Disruptive Finance, and list the(…)
With advances in technology, the relationship that customers have with their bank and with their finances has changed. Customers rely less and less on walking into a branch for their banking needs, and instead have digital options to help them —ATMs, on-line chat, mobile phones, and Internet banking. So far these have been seen more as additive to a customer’s banking experience but when do we go over the digital disruption tipping point and see a change in the fundamental banking business?
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This article contains an overview of the Australian FinTech ecosystem with some of the most interesting startups and successful accelerators/incubators.
“Do you think that Google and Facebook will enter financial services ?” This is a question that is in many people’s minds, whether they work in Fintech or in traditional finance. And indeed, the arrival of the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) in finance has been predicted and expected for years – with great excitement by some,(…)
Europe’s most exciting exhibition of fintech startup innovation is here! 2000 Fintech professionals all together in one place for two …
(This is part 2 of this topic. Part 1 can be found here) So, have we found the contenders for “Most Valuable Fintech Company in 2020” ? That was the challenging task for our discussion group at Websummit a few weeks ago, and we spent an hour to try to come up with an answer. Our(…)
“The start-ups that have come to dominate the online-lending industry will now have to compete with the world’s largest private-equity firm.
B2R Holdings, a portfolio company of a Blackstone Group fund, said on Thursday that it was getting into the business of providing loans for consumer purchases of big-ticket items as well as small-businesses loans.”