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Discover the Future of Finance with Michael King’s “Fintech Explained”

Book | Nov 9, 2023

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The National Crowdfunding & Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) is thrilled to announce the release of "Fintech Explained," the latest book by esteemed NCFA Advisor Michael R. King.

Published by the University of Toronto Press, this comprehensive guide is an essential read for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of the fintech industry.

About the Book

"Fintech Explained" offers a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the transformative world of financial technology. Spanning 396 pages and featuring 36 black & white figures and 49 tables, the book delves into the customer focus, innovation strategy, business models, and valuation of leading fintechs across various domains, including cryptocurrencies, decentralized finance (DeFi), crowdfunding, online lending, robo-advice, digital wealth management, payments, insurtech, digital banking, and bigtech.

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Michael R. King, an associate professor and Lansdowne Chair in Finance at the University of Victoria, co-founder of Canada’s first fintech research center, the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, profiles the successes and failures of over thirty high-profile fintechs. The book combines insights from founders, early-stage investors, financial incumbents, and other stakeholders in this dynamic ecosystem.

Why You Should Read It

"Fintech Explained" is not just a textbook; it's a narrative that captures the entrepreneurial spirit and disruptive innovations shaping financial services. The book is praised by industry leaders and academics alike for its clear descriptions, case studies, and the latest findings from academic research.

Craig Asano, Founder and CEO of NCFA, endorses the book as an "unparalleled guide in an era of rapid change," essential for anyone interested in the future of finance.

"The most impressive feature of Michael King’s Fintech Explained is its breadth of scope. While so many others focus –often exclusively – on digital assets, blockchain technology, dominant players in the cryptocurrency realm, and DeFi, this book goes well beyond. Fintech, we learn, is just as much about robo-advising, online lending and crowdfunding platforms, insurtech, and bigtech financial services. Michael’s analytical strengths shine through as he deconstructs the business models and economic foundations underlying the value propositions in fintech world. And all of it is done in an accessible, everyday language that ensures it is worthy for all eager to build up their fintech bona fides." - Andrew Graham, Co-founder and CEO, Borrowell

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Grab Your Copy

Available in paperback, hardcover, and eBook formats, "Fintech Explained" is a must-have for students, executives, and professionals eager to understand the fintech revolution. Don't miss out on the opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge to thrive in the evolving landscape of financial services.

Add "Fintech Explained" to your library today!

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