Why fintechs need to bank a reality cheque

Why fintechs need to bank a reality cheque
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David Chaplin
According to Google, the global internet search for the portmanteau term ‘fintech’ began as far back as April 2004.We don’t know whether those web-crawling pioneers of 20 years ago were gifted forecasters or bad spellers, but the fact is that fintech flatlined online until late 2014.By February 2015, fintech reached a pivotal moment in popular Googleness, outgunning its inefficient two-word source, ‘financial technology’, in the search statistics for the first time.For the next seven years, fintech continued to soa...

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