Fintech, Business, and Development
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 4186
Interests: finance and development; culture and institutions; socioeconomic inequality
Fintech, short for financial technology, has become an increasingly important player in the global economy. Fintech companies leverage technological advancements to offer innovative financial services, ranging from mobile banking and peer-to-peer lending to cryptocurrency and blockchain-based solutions.
By leveraging digital technologies, fintech firms have offered financial services to previously excluded populations. This has enabled individuals to access credit, insurance, and savings products that were previously unavailable to them. By providing alternative sources of financing, such as peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding, fintech has enabled small businesses to access capital that they may not have been able to obtain through traditional sources. This has led to increased investment, innovation, and job creation, all of which are essential for economic growth. Finally, fintech has improved the efficiency and transparency of financial markets, reducing costs and improving accessibility for investors. Consequently, new financial instruments, such as cryptocurrencies and digital securities, have been developed that offer greater flexibility and transparency than traditional financial products.
In conclusion, fintech has played a crucial role in driving economic and financial development, promoting financial inclusion, and enhancing firm performance. As the world continues to embrace digital technologies, fintech is poised to play an even greater role in shaping the future of finance.
This Special Issue welcomes scholarly contributions in the field of fintech. Any papers that study the causes and consequences of fintech on a broad range of issues, including firms, households, individuals, stock markets and other financial instruments will be considered. The analysis could be at any level, including, but not limited to, individual, household, firms and businesses, regional, and country level. Studies relating to information technology investment, technological spillovers, financial innovation, blockchain technology in the financial services, innovation-led growth, economics of technology, and risk are welcome.
Dr. Chandan Kumar Jha
Dr. Chandan Sharma
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- mobile money
- peer-to-peer lending
- financial inclusion
- financial development
- financial markets
- financial instruments
- algorithmic trading
- high frequency trading
- economic growth and development
- information technology investment
- innovation-led growth
- technology and risk
- technological spillover