The Fintech Book - the Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries
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The Fintech Book - the Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

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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. * Get up to speed on the latest industry developments * Grasp the market dynamics of the 'fintech revolution' * Realize the sector's potential and impact on related industries * Gain expert insight on investment and entrepreneurial opportunities 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 190 x 245 x 15mm | 725.75g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 111921887X
  • 9781119218876
  • 54,849

About Susanne Chishti

SUSANNE CHISHTI is CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's first Angel Network focused on FinTech opportunities and London's FINTECH Tours. She is also the Chairman of FINTECH Circle Innovate and recognized in the European Digital Financial Services 'Power 50' 2015, an independent ranking of the most influential people in digital financial services in Europe. Selected among top 15 FinTech UK twitter influencers. JANOS BARBERIS is a Millennial in FinTech, recognised as a top-35 global FinTech leader. He founded FinTech HK, a thought leadership platform, and the SuperCharger - a FinTech Accelerator that strategically leverages on Hong Kong as a gateway to Asia. In parallel, he sits on the advisory board of the World Economic Forum's FinTech Committee and is a PhD Candidate at Hong Kong University Law School.show more

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THE FIRST GLOBALLY CROWDSOURCED BOOK ON FINTECH The FinTech Book is the leading guide to the financial technology revolution--including the disruption, innovation and lucrative opportunities. Created by two prominent thought leaders in FinTech and the associated investment space, this groundbreaking guide showcases the leading industry influencers in FinTech in a single, informative volume. Entrepreneurs and investors will find this an invaluable resource to uncovering new opportunities and maximizing their ROI in this growing market. This inspiring book covers every major industry development in depth, complete with firsthand insights and lessons learned by practitioners at the cutting edge. This first comprehensive volume on the global state of FinTech gives you a distinct competitive advantage by: Illustrating the ins and outs of the industry with the leading figures at the centre of the action Detailing the unique market dynamics of the FinTech revolution Illuminating the diverse potential of the sector and the various ways it can impact related industries Showing you firsthand how other investors and entrepreneurs have risen to the top of this dynamic environment Explaining key themes such as API economy, behavioural biometrics, blockchain, digital currencies, financial inclusion, fintech hubs, mobile payments, predictive algorithms, and robo-advisors. Whether you are responding to disruption or wanting to profit from innovation The FinTech Book is for you.show more

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Fantastic project worth reading and sharing the crowdsourced format makes it a strong instrument and resource for professionals and organisations worldwide (Open Business Council, March 2016) " For the layman and the investor there is plenty to learn from and dip in and out of (Economia, May 2016) in summary, we have a handbook with an amazingly wide number of contributors, covering an extensive range of financial technology subjects, in the most absorbing and thought provoking way. It is amazing that this book has come to market at all, and our understanding of the future of our world is well served for the fact that it has done so. (BCS, July 2016)show more

Table of contents

Preface viii About the Editors x Acknowledgements xii 1. Introduction Banking and the E-Book Moment 6 Why We re so Excited About FinTech 10 Current Trends in Financial Technology 13 2. FinTech Themes Banks Need to Think Collaboration Rather Than Competition 20 Global Compliance is Key 22 Lending (Capital) in the 21st Century 25 The Next Big Innovation in FinTech Identity 28 Tech Giants Becoming Non-Bank Banks 31 Design is No Longer an Option User Experience (UX) in FinTech 34 3. FinTech Hubs Nurturing New FinTech Communities 42 La (French) FinTech Connection 45 The Journey Towards an Integrated FinTech Ecosystem The Netherlands 48 Luxembourg, a Future FinTech Hub? 51 Vienna as the No. 1 FinTech Hub in Mobile Payments? 53 India s FinTech Ecosystem 56 Singapore, the FinTech Hub for Southeast Asia 58 4. 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 Financial Inclusion 75 The Social Impact of FinTech in Nigeria 78 India and the Pyramid of Opportunity 81 5. FinTech Solutions Rewiring the Deal The Path Forward for B2B Supply Chains 88 Payments and Point of Sales (POS) Innovation 92 Predictive Algorithms Building Innovative Online Banking Solutions 95 Big Data is the Cornerstone of Regulatory Compliance Systems 100 FinTech Solutions in Complex Contracts Optimization 106 Behavioural Biometrics A New Era of Security 109 Ultra-Fast Text Analytics in Trading Strategies 112 Regulated 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 other Sectors 128 FinTech Innovation for Wearables 131 6. Capital and Investment Investment and Capital Back to Basics 138 Angel Investing Access to Smart Money to Fund the Best FinTech Companies 141 Crowdfunding and Marketplace (P2P) Lending Online Capital Marketplaces as New Asset Classes to Access Funding 144 The Digital Investment Space Spanning from Social Trading to Digital Private Banking A FinTech Sector Made for Disruption? 147 Leading the Way with an Investor-led Approach to Crowdfunding 149 My Robo Advisor was an iPod Applying the Lessons from Other Sectors to FinTech Disruption 152 Crowdsourced Alpha 155 To Crowdsource a Hedge Fund 160 Providing Capital and Beyond 162 7. Enterprise Innovation Can Banks Innovate? 170 So, You Think the Innovation Lab is the Answer? 173 FinTechs and Banks Collaboration is Key 179 Partnerships Are the Key to Addressing Financial and Digital Exclusion 183 Corporate Venture Capital The New Power Broker in the FinTech Innovation Ecosystem 186 The Insurance Opportunity 190 8. More Success Stories eToro Building the World s Largest Social Investment Network 196 Avoka An Overnight Success, 13 Years in the Making 198 Bankable Banking as a Service 201 The Next Chapter in Citi s Story of Innovation 203 FinTech Trends from the Frontline Building Collaborative Opportunities for Start-ups, Market Infrastructures, and Wholesale Banks 206 9. Crypto-currencies and Blockchains FinTech + Digital Currency Convergence or Collision? 212 Blockchain and Crypto-currencies 217 10. The Future of FinTech How Emerging Technologies Will Change Financial Services 226 The Future of Financial Services 229 Banking on Innovation Through Data 232 Why FinTech Banks Will Rule the World 235 The FinTech Supermarket The Bank is Dead, Long Live the Bank! 238 Banks Partnering with FinTech Start-ups to Create an Integrated Customer Experience 241 The Rise of BankTech The Beauty of a 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 Lives 261 FinTech is the Future Itself 264 A Future Without Money 267 Ethics in FinTech? 270 List of Contributors 273 Index 291show more

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"Fantastic project worth reading and sharing...the crowdsourced format makes it a strong instrument and resource for professionals and organisations worldwide" (Open Business Council, March 2016) ""For the layman and the investor...there is plenty to learn from and dip in and out of" (Economia, May 2016) "...in summary, we have a handbook with an amazingly wide number of contributors, covering an extensive range of financial technology subjects, in the most absorbing and thought provoking way. It is amazing that this book has come to market at all, and our understanding of the future of our world is well served for the fact that it has done so." (BCS, July 2016)show more

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