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FinTech Revolution

Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Un-bank, Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 3-17
    3. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 19-39
    4. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 41-64
  3. The Un-bank, Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 67-85
    3. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 87-112
    4. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 113-119
    5. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 121-132
  4. The Un-bank, Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 135-145
    3. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 147-166
    4. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 167-181
    5. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 183-199
    6. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 201-213
    7. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 215-226
  5. Future Business, Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-228
    2. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 229-242
    3. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 243-259
    4. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 261-272
  6. Future Business, Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 275-284
    3. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 285-298
    4. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 299-318
    5. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 319-326
    6. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 327-337
  7. Future Business, Part VI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-340
    2. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 341-352
    3. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 353-364
    4. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 365-373
    5. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 375-388
    6. Sofie Blakstad, Robert Allen
      Pages 389-401
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 403-406

About this book

Introduction

This book is a practical guide to the evolving landscape of finance, highlighting how it’s changing our relationship with money and how financial technology, together with macroeconomic and societal change, is rewriting the story of how business is done in developing economies. Financial services companies are trying to become more customer focused, but struggling to help huge customer segments, particularly in developing economies.  Alternative financial models and tools are emerging, which are being embraced by consumers and incumbents.  In large parts of the developing world, alternative services are leapfrogging traditional finance, meaning more and more people have access to finance without ever needing a bank. Meanwhile, the barriers around financial services companies are crumbling, as they become more reliant on integration with new providers and alternative types of service.  Financial products can no longer be viewed in isolation, but as part of a service landscape that supports how people do life.  This means rethinking how our businesses are designed, motivated and organised, and letting go of the old ways of thinking about supply and demand. With practical steps businesses and, in particular, financial services organisations need to take to participate in a global service ecosystem, this book will be of interest to financial professionals who work in banking, financial technology, and development finance.  

Keywords

banking blockchain financial technology money or financial inclusion ecosystem economy shared economy platform economy change management customer experience design business architecture

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.hiveonlineCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.hiveonlineCopenhagenDenmark

About the authors

Sofie Blakstad is the CEO of transformational financial technology company hiveonline, which levels the competitive environment for small and micro businesses, expands sustainable investment and promotes community engagement, founded after a career building and transforming international banks. Her banking build expertise spans technology and business transformation programmes involving thousands of people in over 60 countries. Her blueprint for service aligned banks is the subject of her first book, Why Change? (2013). Sofie is an advisor to the G7 and G20 groups, the United Nations Environment Programme, and various governments and central banks on fintech, identity, trust and blockchain.

Robert Allen is an engineer and payments specialist, spending much of his career delivering major transformation programmes in international banks. More recently he has co-founded the Digital Asset Services practice for PwC and built the revolutionary Vulcan blockchain platform.  Rob is passionate about financial inclusion and has been targeting use cases for his platform to support financially under-served populations with new models based on digital identity, cryptocurrency and blockchain. Rob advises UNEP on blockchain and cryptocurrencies, is a board member of the Australian Payments Council, and is a mentor and advisor to numerous fintech startups.  A keen advocate of marine conservation issues, Rob is also a director of the Shark Conservation Society.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title FinTech Revolution
  • Book Subtitle Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem
  • Authors Sofie Blakstad
    Robert Allen
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76014-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-76013-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09380-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-76014-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 406
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Banking
    Innovation/Technology Management
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