23 Feb '16, 6pm

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Why financial technology is so disruptive to financial services—it will soon change the nature of almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. The basic conflict will be between old firms and new—startups are re-imagining financial services processes from top to bottom, while incumbent financial services firms are trying to keep up with new products of their own. Both sides face serious obstacles—traditional banks and financial services firms are investing heavily in innovation, but leveraging their investments is difficult with so much invested in legacy systems and profit centers. Meanwhile, startups are struggling to navigate a rapidly-changing regulatory landscape and must scale up quickly with limited resources. The blockchain is a wild card that could completely overhaul financial services. Both major banks and startups around the w...

Full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/fintech-ecosystem-financia...

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