Fintech Insights: 10 Books Every Professional Should Read

In the changing financial technology (fintech) world, staying ahead of innovation has become paramount for professionals. Whether you are an experienced fintech professional or just starting your journey in fintech, these 10 books offer invaluable insights into the industry’s trends, challenges, and innovations.

The Fintech Book by Susanne Chishti

This book is a comprehensive guide that provides an overview of the whole fintech ecosystem. It covers topics such as crowdfunding, blockchain, and digital banking.

Fintech Innovation by Paolo Sironi 

One of the best books on Fintech, it explores how fintech innovations have reshaped traditional financial services while simultaneously offering new ways to manage wealth and investments. 

Blockchain Basics by  Daniel Drescher 

It is a non-technical introductory book that contains 25 concise steps for fintech professionals trying to understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology. It is simple and easy to read, without mathematical formulas or program codes. 

The Age of Cryptocurrency by Paul Vigna

The Age of Crypto Currency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey. The book explains the rise of cryptocurrencies and their potential impact on the global economy. It will help you differentiate between the digital currency and paper currency world. 

The Fintech Revolution: Antony Jenkins and Julian Birkinshaw

The Fintech Revolution by Antony Jenkins and Julian Birkinshaw explore fintech startups’ disruptive potential and impact on the economy. It also explains various strategies for how traditional banks can stay relevant in the digital age.

Machine Learning for Finance by Jannes Klaas 

The b0ok is a practical guide to applying machine learning techniques in various financial services, offering insights into risk management, trading strategies, and much more. 

Digital Bank by Chris Skinner

Strategies to Launch or Become a Digital Bank by Chris Skinner. The book examines and identifies the strategies and tactics employed by digital banks to disrupt the traditional banking model and attract a new generation of customers.

The AI Advantage: Thomas Davenport

How to Make the Best Use of Artificial Intelligence by Thomas H. Davenport. The book explores the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence and its impacts on various industries, including finance.  It offers practical advice very easily for organizations looking to leverage AI effectively.

Fintech Founders by Agustin Rubini 

Inspiring tales from the Entrepreneurs Building the Future of Finance by Agustin Rubini. The book shares various stories of fintech entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the financial services industry, offering inspiration and insights for aspiring founders and startups.

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

Although it is not a completely fintech-specific book, it explores the challenges that established companies face when new technologies emerge, offering valuable lessons for navigating the fintech landscape.

These were the top 10 books every fintech professional should read. Whether you’re interested in blockchain, artificial intelligence, or digital banking, the above-mentioned books have something for everyone.

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