Key Highlights from the Fintech100 Report

08 December 2016

China now tops the global rankings – within three years, China’s fintech ventures have gone from only one company included in the top Established 50 rankings in 2014, to this year China featuring four of the top five companies and eight of the top 50.

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Greater geographic diversification – the Established 50 list comprises of fintech companies from 17 different countries compared to 13 countries last year, with companies from France, Mexico, South Africa and Singapore included for the first time.

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Disruptors dominate – nine of the top 10 companies on the list are fintech ‘disruptors’ (and 46 of the top 50) while overall, the number of fintech ‘enablers’ has risen to 28 (up from 25 last year).

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Lending returns to the fore – 23 of this year’s top 50 (and 32 in the 100) have business models related to lending (up from 22 last year).

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Insurtech continues its climb – with 12 insurance fintech companies in this year’s list, almost double last year’s total.

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The emergence of regtech – with nine fintech companies focused on regulatory solutions in the list this year.

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Mega funding rounds – the number of deals/funding rounds above US$1bn have continued to rise, including Ant Financial, Lufax and JD Finance.

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The aggregate level of capital raised continues to rise – reaching a total of US$14.6bn of capital raised since last year’s report.