The term Fintech (Financial Technology) refers to software and other modern technologies used by businesses that provide automated and improved financial services. Fast and innovative progress such as Mobile Payments changed the way we manage our finances.
Financial technology (Fintech) is used to describe new tech that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. At its core, fintech is utilized to help companies, business owners and consumers better manage their financial operations, processes, and lives by utilizing specialized software and algorithms that are used on computers and, increasingly, smartphones.
Fintech, the word, is a combination of “financial technology”. When fintech emerged in the 21st Century, the term was initially applied to the technology employed at the back-end systems of established financial institutions. Since then, however, there has been a shift to more consumer-oriented services and therefore a more consumer-oriented definition. Fintech now includes different sectors and industries such as education, retail banking, fundraising and nonprofit, and investment management to name a few. Fintech also includes the development and use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. While that segment of fintech may see the most headlines, the big money still lies in the traditional global banking industry and its multi-trillion-dollar market capitalization.
India is considered to be 2nd biggest home for Fin-tech companies. Not less than 2500 startups are operational now. Few of them have become unicorns such as PayTm, a startup is called a unicorn if its revenue growth is more than $ 1 billion.
So, if you are looking for a trending futuristic sector, fintech can be a promising one…!