Fintech is one of the fastest growing industries. We have handpicked 10 most useful infographics that explain the world of the financial technologies. Browse through this article to get a better idea of what fintech is and how it works.
Infographics are one of the greatest inventions to come out of social media and blogging. They are powerful explanations of cause and effect, data, or thought processes translated from words and graphs into simple illustrations. In the financial world, infographics can propel an otherwise boring or difficult to understand topic into actionable content. It is no surprise that the fintech community is doing the same. This list of the top ten fintech infographics examines how the industry works and where it is going in the future.
10. How Fintech is Digitally Disrupting the Financial World
To start our top 10 list of the best Fintech Infographics it is important to start with an introduction of where the industry is, what it’s composed of, and where it is going. This infographic produced by Visual Capitalist highlights all of the major players like examples of government bodies that are enabling fintech to succeed through useful legislation instead of the prohibitive kind. Observe The United Kingdom. It also showcases a few future fintech startup capitals like Oslo and Helsinki.
This infographic gives some great tips and tricks on tracking the future of fintech, beyond 2016. One new trend involves innovation in retail investing. This is seen in serviced-based investing, with brokers that feature no or low fee in exchange for personally-tailored help. Robo-investing takes it one step further in allowing investment based on algorithms, automated to take emotion out of investing. Take a look at the top fintech personalities to follow, including Bradley Leimer and Marc Andreessen.
9. New $ign of the Times: 5 Trends shaping the financial services industry
This infographic does a marvelous job of illustrating the biggest motivators of the fintech industry. The fintech industry did not just appear, it is actually an innovative movement. It uses the latest in our 21st-century technology to solve financial problems. Or in other words it attempts to make our financial world better; better for users and better for the businesses that market to them.
This infographic lists the five most influential trends as mobility, the cloud, big data, cyber security, and compliance. These five topics of technology involve nearly everyone in the Western World and the majority of people in Asia. Developing markets are not far behind. Fintechs are taking advantage of technologies such as mobility, the cloud, and big data to meet the demands of the users of those financial products. Cybersecurity and compliance are reactionary, to ensure clients and governments have the increased safety and privacy in an increasingly global world.
8. How Banks are Investing in Fintech
At the heart of the debate on the resiliency of fintech and its ability to disrupt the marketplace is the traditional banking sector. The archaic physical bank and its unwillingness to innovate financially has been the scourge of its user base and the technology sector alike. Though increasingly, the biggest banks in the world are finally starting to recognize the importance of innovation and improving their experience for users with technology.
This infographic gives a wonderful glimpse of some of the biggest banks in the world and what they are doing in the fintech landscape. Rather than listing all of the different fintechs involved, this infographic makes a bold statement by showing how these banks are acting and clearly if they are absent from the pie chart, they are absent from fintech. The trend shows overwhelmingly that the world’s biggest banks are setting up incubators for the creation of fintech, which is their best liability and their safest investment. The smallest number are starting their own fintechs or acquiring them. This clearly illustrates that the banks are interested, but not yet convinced of the power and future of fintech.
7. Number of Investments by Top Fintech Investors
Venture Scanner has brought together a simple infographic of the top 10 investors out of a list of nearly 1,304 venture capitalists who have placed their bets on fintech startups. Looking at the list it is quite obvious that there are some real winners and losers. Many are yet to be determined successes or failures. Only time will really tell.
The most important piece of this infographic is that it illustrates that the most invested venture capitalists with the largest portfolios and cash-on-hand to invest are going for numbers and variety. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Google is on this list with 13 different fintech investments. What is more surprising is that the list is made up of otherwise all private capital. Venture capital has faith in the fintech sector and is putting its money where its mouth is.
6. The State of Fintech in 2015
With so many powerful sets of data taking years to compile and interpret it is often difficult to get information published in the past year. Fintech Innovation Awards has put together a succinct infographic explaining all of the successes the industry had last year. Mobile money transfers were up 150% in 2015. London accounted for 68% of all fintech investment in Europe. Who would have guessed Bitcoin dropped four consecutive quarters?
What is the biggest trend? Everything is moving really fast! Venture capital has gambled on the growth of fintech, but the mainstream media has ignored it outside of technology circles. This infographic demonstrates that the growth is much faster than anyone imagined. It looks like these disruptive technologies will continue to shape our lives before we even realize it.
5. Map of the Funds Invested in Fintech Startups in 2013
Life SREDA Venture Capital has put together a phenomenal infographic relating all of the big venture capitalists who invested in fintech startups for that year. Besides Google, Intuit, and American Express most of the names are not familiar to readers outside of fintech circles. Though some of the success stories are very much known. Kabbage is a great example of a successful small business loan startup, funded by ThomVest Ventures. Who can forget the catchy CreditKarma commercials? QED Investors made that possible.
The infographic is fascinating for allowing us to see that some of the biggest investors in fintech have been quiet venture capital firms that know what they are doing. The color-coded data suggests that investments in fintech startups that produce physical products in the other category are strongest, following crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Will the trend continue for the next few years?
4. Fintech Investment January 2010 – September 2015
Put together by one of the world’s finest fintech conferences, Fintech Week London, this infographic offers a perfect glimpse into how much money is pouring into fintech. The results are not surprising for those involved in the business. The United States dwarfs all other countries with nearly $32 billion in investments. The whole of South America had only $99 million in investments over the five year period. Second after the United States was Britain at $5.4 billion, outside of Europe as a whole who only managed $4.4 billion.
While the results are not surprising, some in the fintech community worry about a bubble. Experts from Fintech Week London disagree. Although growth is magnificent and investments are high in The United States, Britain, and China the reality is that all three of these financial powerhouses have a lot of room for adjustment thanks to the changes that must take place in traditional financial institutions, which will be forced to catch up and invest in the new technology.
3. Mobile Banking and Payments
Mobile banking is at the heart of much of the fintech landscape these days. As more and more societies move closer to integrating mobile technology into their daily lives, the more fintech will need to accommodate their needs. In countries in Africa, the move to mobile banking and payments has been almost seamless since the traditional financial institutions’ Westerners deal with have hardly had any influence on the continent.
In The United States and Europe things are quite a bit different. There is a perception that users are cautious about using their mobile devices for banking and financial products. This powerful infographic seems to suggest otherwise. In Europe, it is especially true as participants in this survey were more inclined to feel more in control of their banking with the use of their mobile devices. In The United States, card-linked marketing was agreeable for nearly 50% of those surveyed.
2. The Fintech Landscape
An introduction to the idea of fintech is best served with an easy, yet powerful infographic. In The Fintech Landscape, a color coordinated chart gives us a look at some of the more meaningful fintech companies of the last ten years and what it is they do.
For all of the hype Bitcoin receives, I was surprised to see only two such companies on the infographic. In addition, only a few recent fintechs were involved in the personal finance arena, which makes sense since regulation has traditionally been a powerful deterrent. It’s no surprise that the majority of those startups featured on the infographic relate to payments and payments processing. Does everyone want to be the next Paypal or are they just so dissatisfied with what currently exists? The hype is a direct result of demand.
1. The State of Fintech as we Know it
Want a picture of what fintech has been doing for the last five years? Want to know where fintech is going in our world? The State of Fintech as we Know it, put together by Savvy Beaver of Canada is the crème-de-la-crème of fintech infographics. Why? It features all of the essentials anyone who wants to take a peek at the fintech industry would want to know. A country with the most investments in fintech? Got it! Highest invested unicorn? Got it! Top women in fintech? Got it! You get the point.
The research illustrates a wide array of information that is useful to the layperson as well as the fintech enthusiast. The big takeaway from this infographic and really all of the ones preceding it is that fintech is here to stay. It is global and its growth will continue to interrupt our lives for the better.