Japan as a FinTech Hub: On-the-Ground Report From Fin/Sum FinTech Summit Week 2017 in Tokyo

September 25, 2017    By : Amit

Japan FinTech Summit Week “Fin/Sum,” organized by FSA (regulator), banks, Nikkei, and the FinTech Association of Japan, was great learning for me seeing things up and close and meeting some great people in the financial services space. Japanese are very

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India’s Alipay or WeChat Pay Could Be a Young Private Bank or Progressive NBFC

May 10, 2017    By : Amit

In many parts of the world, tech companies (TechFins and FinTechs) are beginning to dominate the FinTech scene except India. BATs (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent) and Internet finance in China dominate the market now. PayPal (Braintree and Venmo), Stripe and

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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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