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The 58 Latest Fintech Statistics for Financial Insights

September 25, 2023

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Fintech, a sector known for opportunities and potential, is often a subject of discussion for entrepreneurs and business leaders. Fintech simply joins finance and technology reinforced by digital transformation. 

When finance and technology combine forces, they deliver a faster, better, more feasible way to deal with finance. For businesses and startups, it’s a goldmine. Any business capable of adding value or solving people’s pain points while making money will trend upward in this sector. For instance, just consider digital banking. How often do you go to brick-and-mortar banks nowadays?

Digital banking platforms have made it easy for people to access financial products through their laptops or on mobile. It transformed customer interactions and merged into more multichannel operations. Fintech is changing how people and businesses manage money or assets. The trends and statistics below say it loud and clear. 

Look at some exciting statistics to understand where fintech is and where it’s heading in 2023.

Top fintech statistics in 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will play a significant role in fintech as more tech-heavy startups step into the limelight. The statistics below explore this and many of the latest trends in the market.

  • The Nasdaq, home to numerous leading tech firms globally, showcases 463 fintech-related stocks. 
  • By the second quarter of 2022, Asia accounted for 24% of global fintech deals, positioning itself as the region with the second-highest deal volume after the US.
  • 90% of global fintech companies already heavily rely on artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  •  64% of people worldwide used fintech applications back in 2019.

11,651

fintech startups are based out of the United States of America, as per 2023 data.

Source: Statista

  • Digital banking usage in the US grew to encompass 65.3% of its residents in 2022.
  • 9 million households in the US without bank accounts spend an estimated $200 to $500 annually on services like check cashing. Digital direct deposits via fintech present a solution to bypass fees. 
  • It’s approximated that using artificial intelligence will save the insurance industry almost $1.3 billion by 2023.
  • 56% of professionals identified information security and privacy as threats to the rise of fintech.

Investment and funding statistics in fintech

Great potential and opportunities attract investors and entrepreneurs alike. Founders aspire to build, while investors take upfront risks to gain substantial profits later. The fintech sector saw huge investments from venture capitalists and investment firms with its promised – and sizable – future returns. The statistics below break down the size of these investments and the number of successful deals. 

  • In 2022’s first quarter, global fintech funding deals reached 1,482. That’s 20% growth from 2021 Q1. 
  • Insurance fintech enterprises secured $3.8 billion in funding in 2020.
  • The challenging economic onset of 2022 led to a 33% quarter-on-quarter decline in global fintech investments during Q2. 

90%

of all venture capital transactions across various regions were startups and early-phase ventures between 2010 and 2021.

Source: Dealroom

  • The global venture capital investment in fintech in 2022 was $92.2 billion. 
  • Funding for the wealth tech domain experienced a surge of 36% quarter-on-quarter in 2022, boasting over 180 finalized deals.
  • Venture capital engagements surpassed 1,200 deals in Q2 2022. 
  • From 2021 through the second quarter of 2022, the US led in fintech investments, at 38% by the end of the quarter.

Trends in fintech applications

People welcomed many applications and technology as fintech started evolving. Money management tools, payment gateways, and some cryptocurrency custody software remained at the forefront. The statistics below show how users responded to applications that brought financial products and institutions closer to them.

  • GoHenry, a money management tool from the UK, has over a million paying users. It experienced a search growth surge of 1,260% from 2018 to 2022. 
  • M1 Finance, an American financial services company, secured $323 million in its series E investment round.
  • The fintech enterprise Revolut has amassed funding exceeding $1.7 billion. 
  • Robinhood’s user count was over 9.1 million in 2021, triple that of its closest competitor, WeBull. 

23 million people

used Robinhood by the second quarter of 2022.

Source: Statista

  • $29,600 is the estimated transaction value per fintech user by 2027. 
  • By 2027, the transaction value per user will exceed $29,600. 
  • Stripe, with a valuation of $95 billion, stands as the most valuable fintech enterprise in the US.
  • ARK Invest holds one of the most prominent fintech electronically traded funds (ETFs), encompassing over 630,000 shares spread over 31 unique stocks. In 2021, this ETF witnessed a peak growth of 209%.
  • Upon its 2021 public debut, Coinbase's market valuation on the Nasdaq surpassed the $100 billion mark.
  • In 2020, fintech companies catering to retail consumers hiked up their gross transaction values by 47%.

Fintech adoption and growth statistics

As per the statistics below, the industry is shifting toward fintech’s adoption over conventional banking systems. There’s an increased use of chatbots in banking sectors. People’s preference toward cryptocurrency is dynamically adjusting. Let’s explore these statistics to discover growth prospects in the fintech sector.

  • The investment deal value in the US surged by 54% in 2019. It was over $26 billion. 
  • Banks started reducing costs by setting up chatbots. Predictions say they’ll save $7.3 billion in 2023.

48%

of financial establishments have thoroughly integrated fintech into their operational strategies.

Source: Bank for International Settlements

  • The Indian fintech market produced 15 unicorns with a total investment of $8 billion in 2021. Unicorns refer to startups that have crossed $1 billion in their valuation. 
  • The Financial Services Global Market Report 2022 forecasts the sector will register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6%, making the market worth $37 billion by 2026.
  • Global venture capital investment in fintech firms climbed from $48.9 billion in 2020 to $131.5 billion in 2021.
  • KuCoin, a crypto exchange that emerged as one of the 20 fintech unicorns in 2020, boasts a valuation exceeding $10 billion. 
  • One in ten individuals holds some variant of cryptocurrency. 
  • AI-powered fraud detection systems minimize the time of fraud investigations by 70% while increasing accuracy by 90%.
  • In 2017, the global fintech market was valued at roughly $90.5 billion. It’s projected to hit $188 billion by 2024.

People and their preferences in fintech

The statistics below discuss everything related to people and the fintech sector. Whether it’s their preference for services or applications, level of trust, or desire for a better experience, you’ll learn nuances that tie people to this side of the industry, where finance and technology meet. 

  • Jack Dorsey, Twitter's former CEO, holds 12.7% of all outstanding shares in the fintech firm Square, for a total of 50.8 million.
  • A 223% increase was observed in advertised fintech jobs in the US in 2021. 
  • In the US, 13% of adults are minimally serviced by banks, while 5% need more banking services.
  • 16.1% of people without banking accounts in the US distrust conventional banking institutions.
  • From 2021 to 2022, 10% of the US populace resorted to buy now, pay later (BNPL) services or installment loan services.
  • Over 21 million Americans, about 11% of the population, lack a government-issued ID, which poses challenges in acquiring standard bank accounts. 
  • The annual financial toll for those without a bank account is approximately $196.50, predominantly resulting from prepaid debit card expenses.

84%

of financial sector leaders see fintech as a catalyst for enhanced customer experiences and a potential boost in revenue.

Source: MDPI

  • Fintech firms resonate more with younger generations. Among those aged 18 to 24, 51% put their trust in fintech entities, and 49% of those aged 25 to 34 do the same. In comparison, traditional banks secure the confidence of only 39% and 42% of these age groups, respectively.
  • 56% of those without a bank do not intend to open a checking or savings account down the line.
  • Experian's consumer survey reveals 56% of consumers are open to sharing their contact details, and 42% are willing to provide personal information to financial bodies if it enhances their service experience. 
  • 24% of those without banking services still need to complete high school. 

Blockchain in fintech

As an evolving sector, fintech walks parallel with technological evolution. Recent developments indicate the rising adoption of decentralized infrastructure in financial technology. Blockchain simply represents a starting point. The benefits it brings to the fintech sector encourage people to try to take advantage of it. 

  • Two of every five financial services firms believe blockchain will revolutionize service delivery. 
  • In 2020, global investments targeting blockchain and cryptocurrency enterprises reached $1.2 billion. 

50%

of costs can be reduced by adopting blockchain in the fintech sector.

Source: AppInventiv

  • Global expenditures on blockchain-related solutions totaled $6.6 billion in 2021, with forecasts suggesting a rise to $19 billion by 2024.

Make financial technology secure

Financial services deal with a lot of sensitive information. If exposed, theft or exploitation may follow, compromising user data. With the rise of fintech, this kind of information is processed digitally, and – lacking proper safeguards – malicious hackers can let their hands on it. But with identity governance, the control is back in your hands.

Learn more about identity governance and how to set up a system to secure fintech assets.

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The 58 Latest Fintech Statistics for Financial Insights Fintech is a booming sector, per recent stats. Explore the latest trends in the market through a statistical lens about investment and funding in fintech. https://learn.g2.com/hubfs/G2CM_FI720_Learn_Articles_Images-%5Bfintech_statistics%5D_V1a.png
Sagar Joshi Sagar Joshi is a former content marketing specialist at G2 in India. He is an engineer with a keen interest in data analytics and cybersecurity. He writes about topics related to them. You can find him reading books, learning a new language, or playing pool in his free time. https://learn.g2.com/hubfs/Sagar%20JoshiUpdated.jpeg https://www.linkedin.com/in/sagarjoshi9/

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