We’re pleased to announce we now have a confirmed publication date for Sofie and Rob’s new book, Fintech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem (Palgrave Macmillan). It will be published on 4 June 2018, and can be pre-ordered via Amazon or through your usual bookstore.
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 development and financial professionals who work in banking, financial technology, and development finance.
“The digitalisation of finance changes everything, and must do if we are to secure the quantum shifts needed to finance the sustainable development goals. The ‘Fintech Revolution’ provides insights into what needs to be done to ensure that we steer such disruptive innovations towards the right outcomes”– Simon Zadek, Co-Director, UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System; co-Founder, Green Digital Finance Alliance