The seamlessly unstoppable growth that fintech had enjoyed for years is finally tapering off. We all watched with excitement the rise of neobanks, fintech platforms and crypto exchanges but instinctively we also knew that the level of investment was not sustainable and likely due a reality check. That is not necessarily a bad thing, our industry exists in a delicate balance of trust and stability that enables people to transact, access credit and multiply value so regular adjustments should be seen as necessary and beneficial to the industry as a whole.
That’s not to say that the movement has come to a halt, opportunities still abound for companies with compelling business models and the future of Fintech is looking more exciting than ever. In a recent trip to London, we had a unique opportunity to sit down with Jeff Tijssen, Expert Partner and Global Head of Fintech at Bain & Company to talk about Fintech trends, the pace of transformation in Finance and a Global perspective of what’s coming down the innovation pipeline. Jeff see’s ‘plenty a reason’ to be excited and so do we!