Predicting the Near Future: Launching MEDICI’s FinTech Foresights Report

February 14, 2017    By : Amit

No, we are not talking about clairvoyance. LTP is known for breaking new grounds in terms of technology coverage in financial services. We wrote some of the early papers/posts on blockchain use cases, FinTech APIs and things such as real-time

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The Debate Finally Seems to Have Ended: Robo-Advisors Vs. Humans

February 4, 2017    By : Amit

Rise of robo-advisory Let’s first talk about what happened in the last 3-4 years – so much of excitement and enthusiasm about robo-advisory startups. Believers said that robo-advisors continuously trade securities and other assets based on long-term predictions they are

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FinTech Story: Hits and Misses From 2013 to 2016 and the Way Forward

January 9, 2017    By : Amit

We have watched 35+ FinTech segments through the ups and downs every single day in the last 3.5 years at LTP. We developed a lot of listening tools and an army of analysts to catch everything in FinTech like a

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What We Learned About Robo-Advisors in the Last 19 Months

November 21, 2016    By : Amit

Hundreds of startups are trying to shake up the investment world with the so-called robo-advisor offering, and that is nothing new. The incumbents have not only taken notice but also embraced and latched on to the opportunity. Vanguard launched a

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FinTech Innovation in Southeast Asia

September 14, 2016    By : Amit

Embracing the Southeast Asian digital revolution in financial technology, FinTech seems to be exploding with quite a lot of startups having been established from 2009 onwards. The breadth and depth of solutions across FinTech is quite impressive and clearly signifies

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Total Indian FinTech Investments and Segment-Wise Analysis [Infographic]

August 25, 2016    By : Amit

There are around 600+ FinTech startups in India and more than half are more than PowerPoint startups. Out of the 600 FinTech startups in India, around 65+ have raised funding (some of them very recently). There is money pouring in

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NFC Payments Are Picking up in Developed Economies but Emerging Economies Are Different [Infographic]

July 24, 2016    By : Amit

In recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in mobile payments (although hype exceeded reality). Increased shipment of smartphones, growing adoption and usage of mobile wallets/payments, change in consumer habits and growing retail acceptance of newer methods – all

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Analytics, ML and Data Science Help FinTech Offer Better Services

July 18, 2016    By : Amit

The use of big data, machine learning, data science in FinTech space is not a new concept (at least from the sound of it). The growth in data or data explosion is a function of multiple technological advancements. Adoption of

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Little-Known Identity & Auth Startup From Bangalore Wins RBI’s Payment Innovation Contest – Meet Signzy

June 27, 2016    By : Amit

I have heard this saying a few times in the last five years that “Payments without authentication is just accounting.” Identification and authentication is a very important sector of the payments industry and also the broader FinTech sector. In a

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Promising Indian FinTech Startups That Won Investors Confidence

June 17, 2016    By : Amit

India, with its own set of challenges and opportunities, stands out as a unique market for FinTech, especially payments. Keen interest from the government to reduce cash transactions is seen as a major positive factor for FinTech entrepreneurs with India

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