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The Fintech Book


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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 291

About the Author

SUSANNE CHISHTI is the Founder and CEO of FINTECH Circle and the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading peer-to-peer learning platform providing in-person and online courses across fintech enterprise innovation, wealthtech, insurtech, artificial intelligence and blockchain applications in finance, crypto-currencies and startup methodologies. As Co-Editor of the global Bestseller The FINTECH Book, she has been selected as a "City Innovator - Inspirational Woman" in 2016 after working for 14 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Accenture in London and Hong Kong. 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.


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)

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