All FinTech Acquisitions in 2018 Were Led by American & EU Banks

FinTech has shown strong growth in the last five years, but there were some questions as to why there is so little M&A in the industry. There was always an implicit assumption that the larger players like banks/financial institutions would be interested in acquiring some of the upcoming lending platforms, blockchain plays or even the payment apps. It was only in the latter half of 2010 that banks realized the emerging threat of FinTech companies. As FinTech startups started gaining momentum, a fear se ...

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