FinTech And Alternative Finance ‘A Threat To Banks’

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Consulting firm McKinsey has warned banks that FinTech start-ups are a threat to traditional banking’s profits, giving them a choice: fight them or join them, according to a recent report from CityA.M.

“London’s fintech hubs are booming, with over 12,000 start-ups disrupting financial services with products that are often cheaper for customers. This poses a real threat to banks’ profits, according to a report from McKinsey.


Between 20 and 60 per cent of banks’ profits are at risk, by falling margins as much as market share lost to the new competition, the report suggests.

Traditional banks must now choose whether to try to change their ways in an effort to do battle with the newcomers, or simply join them and collaborate more with start-ups, analysts write in the report.”


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