The financial technology (fintech) industry is fueled by constant innovations and expected to reach $306 billion by 2023. According to Ernst & Young’s Fintech Adoption Index, a third of consumers worldwide are using two or more fintech services. If you have ever transferred money to a family member, friend or merchant through Venmo, PayPal, or other mobile payment platforms, you’re contributing to this statistic. So why is this such a lucrative market? Fintech companies are disrupting the way banks and large financial organizations have traditionally done things, improving customer retention and offering convenience to the increasingly digital customer.
There are now over 20 fintech “unicorns” (startups worth over $1 billion) changing the way we currently handle money and how we’ll handle it in years to come. The fintech industry can be daunting to try to familiarize yourself with if you don’t know where to start. Here, we’ve compiled a short list of our favorite fintech blogs to get you started.
1. The Finanser
Voted best finance speaker in the world, best selling author and regular commentator on BBC News and Bloomberg, it’s no wonder why Chris Skinner’s blog is worth your attention. The Financer offers independent commentary on financial markets and fintech globally and it goes without saying that its author is incredibly well-versed in all things finance.
Focusing on unique insights drawn by market practitioners, Daily Fintech prides itself on having industry experts, not journalists writing its blogs. Geared towards a fintech B2B audience, Daily Fintech publishes highly curated posts once a week.
Aptly named, this blog encompasses news, insights and innovations (essentially any and all finance news worth knowing about). The Financial News discusses the industry’s best and worst practices globally.
4. Faisal Khan
Covering everything from B2B to Peer to Peer (P2P), Faisal Khan uses his personal blog to educate the masses on topics like money transfer licenses, regulatory frameworks, access to MSB friendly banking, correspondent banking relationships and much much more. You can also access his unique expertise via Around the Coin, his award winning fintech podcast.
Taking a comprehensive look at finance, Disruptive Finance covers technological innovations as well as consumer behavior. This blog asks and answers big picture questions like, “What will be the most successful bank in a Fintech world?” and “What is the single most important quality to be an entrepreneur?” Covering everything from large scale industry changes to what that really means for us as consumers, Disruptive Finance is reporting on every angle in the fintech industry.
Whether you’re trying to prep for your next fintech conference or educate yourself on this ever-evolving industry, these 5 sources will surely keep you informed. Share your favorite fintech publications with us in the comments below or tag us on Twitter @upraise_pr to start a conversation.