Tag: Big Tech

  • Big Tech in Financial Services

    Big Tech in Financial Services

    Beware, Big Tech is here to eat your lunch. That is today’s equivalent for the financial services industry of the great communist threat during the Cold War. What’s behind “Big Tech” then? Usually, we mean FAMGA: Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Some people instead look at FAANG: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Or […]

  • 2020 Retrospective

    2020 Retrospective

    At the beginning of last year, everybody made a few predictions for what 2020 would mean for the fintech industry. Obviously, at that point in time, Covid-19 was only a problem in Wuhan, China. You could see it in the distance, and it appeared well under control. That slightly changed in the following months, and […]

  • What it’s like to work in Fintech today

    What it’s like to work in Fintech today

    Now that you know what Fintech is (and if not, have a quick read), we can have a look at what it’s like to work in Fintech today. Fintech is much more ‘Tech’ than it is ‘Fin’. It should actually be called ‘Techfin’ and not Fintech. Maybe not as brandable. As you must know now, […]

  • Top 5 trends for Fintech in 2020

    Top 5 trends for Fintech in 2020

    Firstly, to really understand the growing importance of Fintech, you need to follow the money. According to estimates by KPMG, over $136 billion was invested in fintech initiatives globally in 2019. The number is most certainly going to be even higher for 2020. So what will be the 5 top trends for fintech in 2020? […]

  • What is Financial Technology?

    What is Financial Technology?

    Let’s start from the beginning. What do we really mean when we talk about Fintech? You will have obviously noticed that it is a very trendy topic these days. You will have read all about it in the press or elsewhere for sure. What is Financial Technology, better known Fintech then? To start with, Fintech […]