Fintech’s Power Grab — in The New York Times

  • Philip Ryan
  • April 7, 2016
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Urban Transportation BackgroundOk, it’s safe to say fintech has hit the big time.

The New York Times covered the subject — and the word — in depth yesterday, in a special section called “Fintech’s Power Grab.”

The lead item, by Andrew Ross Sorkin of CNBC fame, focuses on the fintech challenge to the banks. But it’s not all rah-rah fintech — note the Leslie Picker item below discussing the diminishing allure of ‘fintech’ for investors. Here are some of the highlights from the special segment:

There are many more articles in the section, showing growing interest, if not outright enthusiasm, for the financial side of tech among readers of The Times.



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Philip Ryan is Senior Editor of Bank Innovation and Senior Director of INV Fintech. He began covering financial services in 2012 and has more than 15 years' experience in online journalism, which makes him quite old. He can be reached at

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