FinTech firms also offer technologies that help traditional financial services companies enhance their services, rather than disrupting them. Cloud banking is one such growing vertical. Worldwide banking spending on enterprise software solutions is expected to increase 11% year-over-year to $112 billion in 2021.8Increased investment in these solutions comes in tandem with growing consumer appetite for [...]
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Bitcoin has suddenly surged after Tesla TSLA, the electric car-maker led by billionaire Elon Musk, revealed it has bought bitcoin.The bitcoin price rocketed to an all-time high of $43,730 per bitcoin on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange before falling back slightly.Tesla announced that it bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin in January, according to a filing [...]
Many FinTech firms are exploring new technologies and services to complement their core offerings. One area receiving considerable attention is blockchain and crypto-assets. Blockchain is becoming a legitimate disruptor in a myriad of industries. The technology has become so promising that none other than tech giant IBM is investing more than $200 million in research. [...]
The financial services industry is experiencing a technological revolution that we believe will fundamentally disrupt legacy business models. In this piece, we highlight four companies that represent key areas of the FinTech industry targeted by the Global X FinTech ETF (FINX), including:Digital PaymentsWealth Management SoftwarePeer-to-Peer LendingFinancial SoftwareExpansion Beyond Traditional Financial ServicesMany FinTech firms are exploring [...]
Diversify with EaseLike traditional mutual funds, ETFs contain a basket of assets, including potentially stocks, bonds and currencies, allowing investors to target specific themes or strategies, while lessening single-stock risk.TransparencyMost ETFs publish their holdings daily. In addition to knowing what you own, ETFs are generally more efficient and, on average, offered [...]
FinTech’s scope continues to increase, helping consumers and financial institutions alike. As it grows, we believe investors should broaden their view of FinTech. More than just digital payments, the next generation of disruptive FinTech includes services like BNPL, digital wallets, and powerful cloud solutions that can improve the banking experiences. These are a few of [...]
DeFi challenges this centralized financial system by disempowering middlemen and gatekeepers, and empowering everyday people via peer-to-peer exchanges.Blockchain and cryptocurrency are the core technologies that enable decentralized finance.When you make a transaction in your conventional checking account, it’s recorded in a private ledger—your banking transaction history—which is owned and managed by a large financial institution. [...]
Financial services is arguably the backbone of our economy. As most industries, during these times, transformation has accelerated.The need to adapt to the acceleration of the digital world is the strategy of this highly regulated sector of the economy.Fintech Digital Wallets & Genomics are the next sector boom.Progress in genomics is expected to fundamentally disrupt [...]