Fintechs to Carry 2018 Momentum into 2019

In 2018 fintechs proved to be relevant disruptors and their equity value continued to outpace incumbents. Looking ahead to 2019, the consensus is that the fintechs will continue this momentum well into 2019 — creating innovative tech-enabled products, providing access to underserved demographics and putting consumers first. It is expected that the year ahead will see the fintech sector prove to be one of the most fruitful sectors for venture returns in the 15 years following the 2008 financial crisis.

M&A activity is also expected to increase as financial services incumbents acquire fintech companies in an effort to stay competitive. Source.