The PayTech Book: The Payment Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and FinTech Visionaries

Susanne Chishti (Editor), Tony Craddock (Editor), Robert Courtneidge (Editor), Markos Zachariadis (Editor)

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The only globally-crowdsourced book on the future of payments (“PayTech”), offering comprehensive understanding of a rapidly evolving industry at the centre of global commerce

The movement of money between individuals, organisations and governments is crucial to the world economy. The payments industry has undergone immense transformation ­– new regulations, technologies and consumer demands have prompted significant changes to the tools, products and use cases in payments, as well as presented lucrative opportunities for entrepreneurs and FinTech professionals. As payment technologies become faster and more efficient, companies and investors are increasingly favouring PayTech innovation due to better customer experience, increased revenues and manageable risks. The PAYTECH Book brings together a diverse collection of industry experts to provide entrepreneurs, financial services professionals and investors with the answers they need to capitalise on the highly profitable PayTech market.

Written by leaders in the global FinTech and payment sectors, this informative volume explains key industry developments and presents valuable first-hand insights from prominent industry practitioners. Contributors include advisors and consultants to the payments and financial services industry, entrepreneurs and business owners utilising cutting-edge PayTech capabilities, academic researchers exploring the social-political-economic impact of PayTech and many others. Detailed chapters cover essential topics such as cybersecurity, regulation and compliance, wholesale payments and how payment systems currently work and how PayTech can improve them. This book:

Defines PayTech and identifies its key players
Discusses how PayTech can transform developed markets and accelerate growth in emerging economies
Describes how PayTech fits into the larger FinTech ecosystem
Explores the future of PayTech and its potential as an agent of social change and financial inclusion
Provides diverse perspectives on investment in PayTech and what consolidation and expansion will look like
The PAYTECH Book: The Payment Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and FinTech Visionaries is an indispensable source of information for FinTech investors and entrepreneurs, managers from payments companies and financial services firms and executives responsible for payments in government, corporations, public sector organisations, retailers and users of payments.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-119-55195-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-55191-1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • paytech
  • payment technology
  • fintech
  • payment systems
  • Financial infrastructures
  • blockchain
  • standards


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