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Summary

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 $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.

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Doesn't build to meaningful depth, lacks direction

This is a 'crowd sourced' concept book where each chapter is from a different contributor all discussing various aspects of Fintech. Unfortunately the result is that each chapter is unconnected to the rest, at least unconnected in any meaningful way.

Because of the concept and construction the book doesn't build. It is essentially a long list of 'articles' which won't interest most people, even if we are into Fintech. The lack of narrative progression means that the book says nothing deep about Fintech. Articles bore with specifics that don't inform but strangely don't say much about specific Financial Technology companies. For example there are a few paragraphs written from national perspectives: how is Fintech in France, India, etc. One of these includes a list of very specific banking penetration statistics for Mexico. But there is no specific analysis of business case wins or losses and no technology is analyzed.

In addition there is an annoying tendency to act as a cheerleader for how Fintech will take over everything with too little room for criticism, constructive or otherwise. This book preaches to the converted but will be unlikely to educate a specialist in the area and it won't interest someone who is only curious as it struggles to make points of value.

Full disclosure, I only got a third of the way through the book. That's me giving the book more than it gave back.

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good but repeats itself alot

very insightful but is riddled with repetition as it is a collection of works from other writers. it would have been much more palatable if it had been sifted through to remove this. plus it would have been much shorter.

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Essential for a whole understanding of fintec

Simply put this audio book has opened my eyes to how connected every market is to finance and how vulnerable everyone is to change - even big banks. Read / Listen to this if you want to be on the train and take the opportunities that arise from finance 2.0

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  • Ehud Shavit
  • 25-03-18

Reasonably Informative; Horribly Edited

It is really sad to review this book - a really great opportunity, so much effort, and such a miserable result.
The editors of the book asked many distinguished figures in the Fintech arena to write short chapters about something. Sometimes very relevant for them, sometimes just something in the arena. The result is a book with about 70 short essays, many times overlapping, and in many cases falling short of covering the topic. Some are high quality, some are far from that. In some of the cases I found myself listening for minutes to lists of unclear statistics about something. The end result is I feel instead of reading one coherent book about one or several relevant topics, I got 70 introductions to about 10 different books, of which 7 I wouldn't even consider reading.
To avoid judging to harshly I should reiterate that some of the essays were interesting, informative, and of high quality. So listening was not a complete waste of time.

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  • John Coppolella
  • 03-04-18

Giving a voice to those who remained unheard

Passion for Fintech in contribution of the cream of crop. Banks are lagging behind the curve. The newest opportunities in financial circles gained advantage and drove change, by not reinventing the wheel, but by superceding it.

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  • Dr Neale G O'Connor
  • 16-01-18

Excellent overview of the critical issues

this book has an excellent overview and in-depth analysis of the critical issues facing the fintech ecosystem. it covers everything from regulation and technology challenges associated with that as well as ethics and values which is covered in the very very last chapter of the 84 chapters

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  • Steffen Kirkegaard
  • 20-02-17

Good book on FinTech

For windows 10 I had to breake the book in to to and to contact support two times to fix the sound, it works on any other device.

But over all it is a great book on the Fintech Scene right now.

Regards Steffen

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