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Fintech – Thematic Research

Fintech has unleashed a golden age of innovation in consumer financial services. Highly specialized, free from legacy, and often able to bypass bank regulation, new entrants have gone after every piece of the banking value chain, reducing friction and addressing unmet needs. Initiatives like the PSD2 embolden new entrants further, enabling a variety of new business models that cut across industry lines and provider types.


In the UK, new digital bank OakNorth lent $4bn to British businesses without a single credit default, going net income positive in just 22 months.

In 2017, India’s Paytm launched a new payments bank that had reached 180 million customers as of H1 2019.

After raising $450m in a fresh round of funding in July 2019, Sweden-based fintech giant Klarna is now valued at $5.5bn.

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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the key players in the fintech space.

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Companies Mentioned

M-Pesa, Paytm, WeChat Pay, PayPal, SumUp, Square, CurrencyFair, TransferWise, Bitcoin, Libra, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay, Grab Pay, Line Pay, Funding Circle, Lufax, Affirm, Klarna, Zest Money, Atom, Athena, Rocket Mortgage, OakNorth, Tide, OnDeck, Tink, Meniga, Moven, Strands,MoneySuperMarket, GoCompare, Habito, Trussle, Uno, Monzo, WeBank, MYbank, KakaoBank

Table of Contents



Technology Trends

Macroeconomic trends

Source: GlobalData

Regulatory trends

Customer trends

Industry analysis

Regional ecosystems

China model

European model

India model

US model

Africa model

Latin America model

Market size and growth forecast

Mergers and acquisitions


Value chain



Source: GlobalData


Full service

Companies section

Mobile payments

POS payments

Currency exchange

Virtual currencies

Digital wallets

P2P lending

POS lending

Small business lenders

Digital mortgages

Price comparison sites

Digital money managers

Digital mortgage brokers

Digital banks


Appendix: Our thematic research methodology


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