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Fintech refers to technological innovations in the financial sector, introducing improved alternatives for the various banking and financial services and products. In addition to providing better, quicker and less expensive financial services, more attuned to the needs of the millennial generation. Fintech also provides technological financial access for inhabitants of various communities across the globe, in locations which were unable to access sufficient (if any) financial services. Over the past few years, the Israeli Fintech industry has established itself as a frontrunner in financial innovation, boasting several unique strengths and advantages that have enabled its success within the global market, and offer distinctive benefits. These include recognized local expertise in such cross-over technologies as cybersecurity, big data analytics, and AI, as well as an active and diverse entrepreneurial Fintech community with a global outlook.

This brief gives a high-level overview of the Israeli Fintech industry, global challenges, and solutions, a breakdown of the local ecosystem into sub-sectors and special qualities of the Israeli Fintech industry and its success stories.

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"Fintech has shifted from competition to collaboration mode between banks & startups and this resulted in several success stories, especially with Israeli companies bringing a new wave of innovation to global banks, at The Floor we see the emergence of innovators that are helping to impact the financial industry while gaining expert guidance and unique business opportunities. The dominant trends relate to the use of data as a currency, leveraging existing assets for better service/new product offering. Blockchain is early stage yet beginning to move into the implementation phase. The use of AI capabilities to manage new regulation or enhance customer-facing digital experience."

- Avi Cohen
Co-founder & CEO of The Floor

"Technology and innovation have created a new world of opportunity for the insurance industry. Our future customers demand and expect innovation from our industry. We will need to navigate through this new world of opportunity and to develop new models and new partnerships in order to stay relevant. Many insurers and brokers recognize the need to innovate and are Investing in Insurtech Initiatives. I am sure that insurance industry will be much different in five to 10 years."

- Shay Simkin
Managing Director of Howden Insurance Brokers Israel & Head of Cyber for Howden Global

Fintech highlights

opportunities

INVITATION TO ISDEF JAPAN

8 August 2018
opportunities

Open call for breakthrough detection & imaging technologies

6 August 2018
news

Online Lender BlueVine Announces $12M Investment from Microsoft's Venture Fund M12

2 August 2018
news

10Bis to be Bought by Dutch Takeaway.com for €135 Million

31 July 2018
opportunities

DataHack 2018: Sponsorship Reach Out

29 July 2018
opportunities

Call for Proposals with 1+1 M EUR Total Budget

29 July 2018
opportunities

Passive Data for Better Healthcare

22 July 2018
news

$83 Million Raised by Small Businesses Carrier Next Insurance

16 July 2018
news

$7 Million in Seed Funding Announced for Trigo's Advanced Retail Automation Platform

16 July 2018
opportunities

International fintech call by BANKIA FINTECH

1 July 2018
news

Start-Up Nation Central's Annual Report

26 June 2018
opportunities

Insurance AI and Analytics Europe

21 June 2018
opportunities

IOT Solutions World Congress 2018

20 June 2018
news

Fintech Company Bluevine Raises $200 Million in C Round

9 May 2018
news

$3.5 Million Raised in Series A Round by Fintech-Specialist Company Reach


23 April 2018
news

ActivePath Acquired by BroadRidge, Expected to Improve Communication Experiences through Interactivity

2 April 2018
news

Biocatch secures $30M in funding to redefine digital identity and renew trust in online interactions

13 March 2018
news

Fintech Hub to be set up in Tel Aviv by Japanese insurer Sompo

27 November 2017
news

New Funding of $130M for BlueVine

24 October 2017
news

$7.6m raised in A funding round by AI text insight platform creators, Amenity Analytics

4 September 2017
blog

How 300+ Israeli Companies are Changing the Face of FinTech

23 August 2017
blog

Why International Companies Are Investing in Israeli FinTech Start Ups

23 August 2017
blog

A Matter of Trust: How an Israeli Start-Up is Making Blockchain Pay Off for Business

23 August 2017
blog

Why Does Israel Have a Competitive Advantage in FinTech?

17 August 2017