Startup Digest


November 25, 2016

Hello FinTech Enthusiasts,
Here is the latest edition of your FinTech Digest. This week's highlights include two great articles on the future of Fintech and a couple others summarizing expectations for this years holiday season.
Hope you enjoy it and, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback.  
Best, Karolina

FinTech Startup Digest is curated by:
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Camron Miraftab

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Bracing for seven critical changes as fintech matures

Miklos Dietz, Vinayak HV, and Gillian Lee - McKinsey

For the past decade, fintech companies—technology firms that focus on financial products and services—have moved quickly, forcing incumbents to rethink their core business models and embrace digital innovations. But now, the fintech industry is itself maturing and entering a period of rapid change. Companies wondering how they will fit into this new era must first understand the forces that are pushing the changes.

What's Next For Fintech?

Nikolai Kuznetsov - Forbes

These are the boom years for Fintech. Between the years 2010 to 2016, investments in the Fintech sector jumped. From $1.8 Billion in Fintech investments in 2010 to an investment of $5.2 Billion in the first quarter of 2016 alone. Investments ranged from seed money for Fintech startups to takeovers by traditional banks, to banks’ internal research and development. 

More people than ever will shop online over the holidays, spending to rise by 18%

Sarah Perez - TechCrunch

The fourth quarter is always the busiest for e-commerce businesses, with the biggest sales and more consumers than the year prior turning to the web and mobile devices to complete their holiday shopping. This year proves no different, according to the latest holiday sales forecast, which estimates that nearly half (47%) of consumers will shop online this season, 33 percent of them from mobile devices.

London tops fintech index for second straight year

BI Intelligence - BI Intelligence

The EDCi 2016, published on Friday, ranks European cities by how well they support digital entrepreneurship, and how attractive they are to fintech founders and companies. It is based on 10 core metrics, including skills, access to capital, business environment, digital infrastructure, mentoring, market, and entrepreneurial culture.

Morgan Stanley Might Leave R3 Blockchain Consortium

Samburaj Das - CryptoCoinsNews

Morgan Stanley could be the latest bank to join the ranks with Goldman Sachs and Banco Santander to leave the R3 blockchain consortium, a report has revealed.

Online Fraud Expected To Grow 43 Percent This Holiday Season In The US


This is the season for giving and for scamming. With the holidays around the corner, ACI Worldwide is warning that U.S. retailers should brace for a 43 percent growth in fraudulent activity online this holiday season compared with last year. The data, which is based on hundreds of millions of transactions from retailers around the world, found that card-not-present U.S. online fraud attempt rates are forecasted to increase 43 percent by volume over the same peak holiday period last year.

Seeds of a Fintech Start-Up Sometimes Come From the Trenches

John F. Wasik - The New York Times

Who says the most useful start-up ideas come from millennials fresh from dropping out of Stanford? Some recent tech-based financial innovations haven’t come from venture capitalists or young hotshots but rather from professionals who have toiled away in their industry for decades.

Massive year long credit card breach reported at Madison Square Garden

Josh Einiger - ABC7

Madison Square Garden disclosed Tuesday it was involved in a massive credit card breach at four of its venues in New York City that lasted almost a year. The venue said it found signs of external unauthorized access in the last week of October. 

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