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 Associate Editor of Bank Innovation. He worked as a web developer for the Fund for the City of New York for six years, and was an HTML developer at Ocean-7 Development back in the go-go ’90s. He has more than 15 years' experience in online journalism. He can be reached at

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