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The Fintech Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries Paperback – 1 Apr 2016
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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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THE FIRST GLOBALLY CROWDSOURCED BOOK ON FINTECH
The FinTech Book is the leading guide to the financial technology revolution including the disruption, innovation and lucrative opportunities. Created by two prominent thought leaders in FinTech and the associated investment space, this groundbreaking guide showcases the leading industry influencers in FinTech in a single, informative volume.
Entrepreneurs and investors will find this an invaluable resource to uncovering new opportunities and maximizing their ROI in this growing market. This inspiring book covers every major industry development in depth, complete with firsthand insights and lessons learned by practitioners at the cutting edge. This first comprehensive volume on the global state of FinTech gives you a distinct competitive advantage by:
- Illustrating the ins and outs of the industry with the leading figures at the centre of the action
- Detailing the unique market dynamics of the FinTech revolution
- Illuminating the diverse potential of the sector and the various ways it can impact related industries
- Showing you firsthand how other investors and entrepreneurs have risen to the top of this dynamic environment
- Explaining key themes such as API economy, behavioural biometrics, blockchain, digital currencies, financial inclusion, fintech hubs, mobile payments, predictive algorithms, and robo–advisors.
Whether you are responding to disruption or wanting to profit from innovation The FinTech Book is for you.See all Product description
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In a post-Brexit atmosphere banks are literally doing anything they can to cut down costs, and the idea of pulling in an external system for a reasonable price - and consequently being able to lay off a huge amount of expensive software developers - is too compelling to turn down. As a result, a generation of software developers are soon going to be out of work (or at least will need to find other jobs) and a more agile and younger set of developers are taking over. This book gives you a good insight into what that younger generation of developers are doing, how they are consolidating financial technology solutions across the industry, and how their innovations are even starting to disrupt the industry itself. A good example is the case of block chain, and so-called crypto-currencies. Having said that, it could be said that the book's biggest downfall is in it's shallowness; it's purely an introduction, a series of articles about different aspects of the current state of fintech, offered from a number of different sources. Certainly it didn't tell me anything I didn't know, partly because it didn't go into enough detail; also, because of the format - a set of submitted essays from a variety of different sources - it doesn't have a strong narrative through-line.
So in summary, for me I can't say it really told me anything new.Read more ›
Firstly, the editors of this book state proudly that this is the first globally crowdsourced book on Fintech out there. With more than 160 authors submitting work to be included in this book, just under half were selected for inclusion. They represent startups, SMEs, large corporates, agencies and NGOs, coming from 20 countries and each giving their own personal insights into their particular areas of interest and expertise in the world of FinTech. Each contribution is a few pages each, about the length of a reasonable blog post, and is both written and could be considered as a stand alone piece. I learnt something from each contribution, and found each piece in it self well written and thought through. Some of the original authors had maybe a little dryer writing style, others leaning more towards speculation and hyperbole, but the overall standard is high and well referenced for those looking to do further research and delving deeper into the world of FinTech
Each article from each contributor is grouped with similar pieces to form the 9 chapters of the book. These are:
2. FinTech Themes
3. FinTech Hubs
4. Emerging Markets and Social Impact
5. FinTech Solutions
6. Capital and Investment
7. Enterprise Innovation
8. More Success Stories
9. Crypto-currencies and Blockchains
10. The Future of Fintech
Personally, I would have like to have seen more on both Identity and Blockchains, with chapter 9 being by far the shortest section of the book with only 2 contributions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This really is a great book for anybody wanted to get a foothold in the FinTech industry.Published 6 months ago by Martin Richard Sanders
This is good overview of the Financial technology space where the pace of change, innovation, new entrants and new technologies means that it is a welcome way of getting up the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Purpleheart
The finance industry has such a fundamental influence on our society - and it is changing and evolving at a massively rapid pace - that it makes it difficult for a lay person, or... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Margaret7
The editors have sourced a wide range of material from a selected group of 'experts in the field' to describe how the FinTech revolution has taken off and will continue to expand... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jago Wells
Decent enough introduction to the world of Fintech. Nicely presented and organised this is an accessible handbook with plenty of useful information and gives you a good orientation... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Zipster Zeus
It seems a book to advertise specific companies operating within the FinTech Environment. Not very informative and a bit repetitive. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer