The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

By Susanne Chishti, Janos Barberis

A front-line insider's examine the monetary know-how explosion

The FINTECH Book is your fundamental consultant to the monetary know-how revolution, and the disruption, innovation and chance therein. Written by means of in demand suggestion leaders within the worldwide fintech funding house, this ebook aggregates varied services right into a unmarried informative quantity to supply marketers, bankers and traders with the solutions they should capitalize in this profitable industry. Key advancements are defined intimately, and important insights from state-of-the-art practitioners supply first-hand info and classes learned.

The monetary know-how region is booming, and marketers, bankers, experts, traders and asset managers are scrambling for additional information: who're the most important avid gamers? what is using the explosive development? What are the hazards? This ebook collates insights, wisdom and assistance from specialists to supply the solutions to those questions and more.

  • Get on top of things at the most modern developments
  • Grasp the industry dynamics of the 'fintech revolution'
  • Realize the sector's power and effect on comparable industries
  • Gain specialist perception on funding and entrepreneurial opportunities

The fintech marketplace captured over US$14 billion in 2014, a three-fold elevate from the former yr. New startups are doping up at an expanding speed, and massive banks and insurance firms are being driven towards expanding electronic operations which will continue to exist. The monetary know-how region is booming and The FINTECH Book is the 1st crowd-sourced publication at the topic globally, making it a useful resource of knowledge for anyone operating in or attracted to this space.

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