Behind the Fin Tech buzz As a culture, we place great value in the latest and greatest in products and industries. Now that the cloud is turning from trendy to hoary, the new hot topic is “Fin Tech”. But what is Fin Tech exactly and does it have the possibility to be as transformative as the cloud is proving to be?
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FinTech Revolution: How Startups Are Changing Finance The FinTech Revolution is happening. Tech ventures are revolutionizing the financial industry. In this article, I focus on the reasons of this revolution from a strategy perspective. And I present some of leading startups that are being part of the FinTech Revolution. The Internet encouraged innovation in the book industry (e.g. 20 Simple Ways To Save Money On Groceries Photo credit: Harrison Eastwood via Getty Images Grocery stores are expensive. It's all too easy to go in for a couple of items, only to leave with an empty wallet. Since we all have to eat, there's really no way around this -- despite the high costs, buying groceries and making homemade meals is still the cheapest way to get fed. We have good news, sort of: Chances are, we're throwing down way more money than we should. In other words, there's a way to spend less on groceries.
Digitisation replaces regulation as top concern for retail banks Retail banking priorities 2015 [Click to Enlarge] The need for a digital strategy has leapt to the top of retail banks’ agendas over the past year, replacing regulatory issues, as they look to fend of competition from tech and e-commerce rivals. Sponsored for the second year by financial software specialist Temenos, the EIU canvassed 208 banking executives internationally for their views on the challenges and changes they expect over the next five years. This was followed by 22 in-depth interviews. While regulatory changes are still seen as having the most effect on the industry overall, banks are no longer listing the need to respond as a primary concern – in last year’s survey it was rated top priority by 49% of respondents; this year that has fallen to 35%.
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Financial software design is being transformed by fintech The startup revolution is changing paradigms in every industry including financial software. The term fintech was coined to refer to all companies providing financial services through technology. Fintech startups compete with established industry players in a fight where financial power is not the key differentiator. To set themselves apart, the smaller fintech players placed a bet on design and user experience, and as it turns out, it was a winning bet that helped them acquire and delight new customers.
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