The Rise and Development of Fintech: Accounts of Disruption from Sweden and Beyond
Teigland, Robin, Siri, Shahryar, Larsson, Anthony Moreno Puertas, Alejandro, and Ingram, Claire (2018). The Rise and Development of Fintech: Accounts of Disruption from Sweden and Beyond. Routledge: London, UK
467 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2018
Date Written: February 26, 2018
This comprehensive guide serves to illuminate the rise and development of FinTech in Sweden, with the Internet as the key underlying driver. The multiple case studies examine topics such as: the adoption of online banking in Sweden; the identification and classification of different FinTech categories; process innovation developments within the traditional banking industry; and the Venture Capital (VC) landscape in Sweden, as shown through interviews with VC representatives, mainly from Sweden but also from the US and Germany, as well as offering insight into the companies that are currently operating in the FinTech arena in Sweden. The authors address questions such as: How will the regulatory landscape shape the future of FinTech companies? What are the factors that will likely drive the adoption of FinTech services in the future? What is the future role of banks in the context of FinTech and digitalization? What are the policies and government initiatives that aim to support the FinTech ecosystem in Sweden? Complex concepts and ideas are rendered in an easily digestible yet thought-provoking way.
Keywords: FinTech; Finance; Banking; Innovation; Business; Information Science; IT; Technology; Economics; Blockchain; Management
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