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Toward understanding FinTech and its industry

Toward understanding FinTech and its industry The purpose of this study is to define FinTech, differentiating it from financial technology and use the definition to develop an industry framework.Design/methodology/approachUsing the existing literature on FinTech and incorporating these contributions into a traditional financial structure, characteristics are outlined and placed into a framework that describes the FinTech industry.FindingsFinTech is a specific type of Financial Technology, defined as technology used to provide financial markets a financial product or financial service, characterized by sophisticated technology relative to existing technology in that market. Firms that primarily use FinTech are classified as FinTech firms. Using these definitions, the paper provides a structure for the FinTech industry, classifying each type of FinTech firm by FinTech characteristics.Research limitations/implicationsResearch that would inform the economic importance of FinTech would be served with an increased understanding of FinTech firms and the FinTech industry.Originality/valueThis paper contributes by defining FinTech and developing a comprehensive framework to describe the emerging FinTech industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Managerial Finance Emerald Publishing

Toward understanding FinTech and its industry

Managerial Finance , Volume 46 (8): 18 – Sep 26, 2020

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0307-4358
DOI
10.1108/mf-01-2020-0024
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to define FinTech, differentiating it from financial technology and use the definition to develop an industry framework.Design/methodology/approachUsing the existing literature on FinTech and incorporating these contributions into a traditional financial structure, characteristics are outlined and placed into a framework that describes the FinTech industry.FindingsFinTech is a specific type of Financial Technology, defined as technology used to provide financial markets a financial product or financial service, characterized by sophisticated technology relative to existing technology in that market. Firms that primarily use FinTech are classified as FinTech firms. Using these definitions, the paper provides a structure for the FinTech industry, classifying each type of FinTech firm by FinTech characteristics.Research limitations/implicationsResearch that would inform the economic importance of FinTech would be served with an increased understanding of FinTech firms and the FinTech industry.Originality/valueThis paper contributes by defining FinTech and developing a comprehensive framework to describe the emerging FinTech industry.

Journal

Managerial FinanceEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 26, 2020

Keywords: Crowdfunding; Cryptocurrency; Peer-to-peer; Algorithmic trading; FinTech; Blockchain

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