Gone are the long queues to withdraw cash and update bank passbooks. It is highly likely that the future generations will not know what a bank passbook is or how long it took to update it.
Last week, we looked at how Ed-Tech is revolutionising education. This week, let us look at how Fin-Tech is bringing about a new world order. Banking, finance as a whole, has transmogrified and climbing aboard the digital bandwagon.
When it emerged, fin-tech referred to back-end tech that assisted the functioning of traditional financial organisations. Today, fin-tech has come up with so many end-user interfaces that serve customers directly. As Investopedia defines it, “Fintech now includes different sectors and industries such as education, retail banking, fundraising and nonprofit, and investment management to name a few. It also includes the development and use of crypto-currencies such as bitcoin.”