Interested in investing in the mobile payment and fintech industry? Then you’re not alone. Fintech has been one of the biggest investment trends in the past couple of years and for many investors, it has paid very well.
Today it’s easy to imagine yourself sending money to a friend, or buying a product within several seconds. It’s all thanks to the boom in fintech. The investment in fintech has been dramatically rising in the last years, as many countries want to become the hubs of cutting-edge fintech innovation.
Two of the most innovative and most recent explosions of technology into the modern world are, without a doubt, Internet of Things devices (IoT) and cryptocurrencies. Both have revolutionised the world in so many different ways, and when combined, amazing things are happening, all of which we’re going to explore today.
Fintech remains fearless in the face of traditional banking. Rapidly evolving to meet consumer needs that they never even knew they had. In ten short years, we have sped away from checkbooks and bank tellers and toward paperless, even wallet-less, payment methods. First, there were contactless card payments and now it is no longer necessary to carry a debit or visa card, just a mobile phone, and the necessary app.
What started from Pokemon Go and Snapchat, the market of Augmented Reality (AR) has continued to flourish with every single day. It has not solely established its significance in the gaming and social media industry but has also entered into various other domains - with Fintech no exception.
Fintech has become quite a mainstream topic with apps like Monzo and Revolut. The usage of technology-related strategies to ensure marketing results, sales targets and, overall, to manage risks within financial architecture is becoming more and more "mainstream".
FinTech is an acronym for Financial Technology and the definition of FinTech is the integration of technology in the financial services sector. These technologies are mostly used by the financial institutions themselves on the back end of their businesses.
With the latest statistics detailing that around 90% of all business startups fail, there’s no denying that there needs to be some kind of awareness as to what is going on and why these businesses are unable to find their footing. While this is happening in all industries, one of the most prevalent is the fintech industry.
Given the developmental stagnation of traditional banking institutions in the past years due to their revenue generation and industry stability, both B2C and B2B sectors have started to look for new FinTech services to use. Whether you intend to build your own startup in the next several years or are looking for an industry to devote your time and resources into, FinTech startups and their presence in the banking industry might present you with the perfect opportunity.
As the term suggests, finance is the available cash that makes an organization can use. Whether you want to start a business, or expand an existing one, add more pieces of equipment or develop new products, finance is the core of every business organization today. Liquid money is important to run the day to day operations for the organization. Right from the smallest spending to huge business expenses, finance is a must. Agree?
The financial sector is fighting a constant battle, and not just for market supremacy. In fact, the most critical battle faced by today's financial institutions is the war to protect IT assets and safeguard customer data. In other words, the quest to ensure maximum cybersecurity.
With the rise in availability and intuitiveness of smartphone devices, more and more people opt for mobile bank applications as their go-to financial solutions. While they may be user-friendly, convenient and available on the fly, these applications are also more vulnerable and prone to scammers, malware, and other cyber intrusions.
With some of the most impressive benefits packages and salaries in the world, it would seem ludicrous for financial industry executives to leave their jobs. Even so, it seems almost weekly the industry learns of another former bank or financial CEO that leaves their cushy post for the scrappy and hard life of the startup world. For non-executives, the trend is more pronounced.
“May you live in interesting times”. It’s a common expression, purported to be an old Chinese curse, that wishes trouble and strife in the recipient’s life. Cut to the UK and Brexit. There is trouble and strife on an unprecedented scale. “Do or die” said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about leaving the EU on 31 October. That date has passed. The Prime Minister is still alive, and so is Brexit.
The amount of articles about the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the financial and banking industries continues to increase amid strong attention from major players, and for a good reason. AI has a number of use cases that banks and other financial institutions can benefit from, ranging from banking chatbots to smart contracts.