On 22 August, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the report “Beyond FinTech: A Pragmatic Assessment of Disruptive Potential in Financial Services”. The report, prepared in collaboration with Deloitte, maps out the impact of FinTech firms on different sectors and presents contrasting outlooks for the future of the industry.
One its key takeaways is that FinTech companies have changed how financial services are structured, but have so far failed to establish themselves as dominant players in the market. However, they have created the basis for potential disruption in the future. The success of financial institutions is thus increasingly more dependent on their ability to promptly adapt their business models and develop partnerships.