The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries
Susanne Chishti, Janos Barberis
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
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.
delivery of services to both institutions and individuals. This book is a terrific compilation of information and prescient thought that should prove useful to both financial services practitioners and users.” R. Todd Ruppert, retired CEO and President of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services and serial FinTech investor and advisor “Sometimes a book explains how the world has changed. Rarely, a book comes along that explains how the world is going to change in the future. This is one of
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Taxation regulations come into play, prices of goods may alter dramatically from one day to the next, or be subject to volume discounts, special offers, and more. Shipping adds further complexity too, due to the high numbers of varying products involved. There is also geography to consider, with the dispersion of supply chains introducing further issues around time zones, shipping distances, customs documentation, and cultural inconsistency in how businesses expect to do business. And what about
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cash was still used for about 85% of global consumer transactions, according to a MasterCard report.4 In most developing countries, it remains the default mode of payment for the vast majority of consumers – even in places like Kenya, where mobile payment tools have experienced a runaway success. It is easy to see why many analysts maintain the belief that cash is here to stay. But there are equally persuasive reasons to believe it will go, especially when governments seem to be eager to