Financial technology a.k.a. FinTech is defined as the technologies availed and implemented in the financial services sector. Though FinTech is prevalent in financial institutions and chiefly represents the developing convergence of financial services and technology, it can also be used to allude to technology companies, start-ups, etc
Its development over the years has made it an extremely part of the global investment market too; a 2015 Accenture study stated that global investment in financial-technology ventures grew 3-times from $4.05 billion in 2013 to $12.2 billion in 2014. And as this phenomenon continues to evolve, it is increasingly coming to include industries beyond the realm of financial services sector; every business and industry the financial services market is involved in, FinTech has a role to play, even if seemingly superficial.