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Fintech 07 Dec 2018

Fintech Friday: A look inside the fintech crystal ball

No one can predict the future. But calculated forecasts can be made based off of robust information.

That’s what this Fintech Friday article has in store for you. The year is rounding out, so naturally, headlines this week featured fintechs to watch and trends to look out for.

Here is what you may have missed in this week’s U.S. fintech news headlines:

Four Predictions: When it comes to the areas startups are aiming to disrupt it runs the gambit from banking to insurance. And while some industries will see more growth than others, traditional financial services companies should brace for a further shakeup in 2019.  With that in mind, industry players across the fintech spectrum weighed in with their predictions for the fintech marketplace in 2019. (Source: Forbes)

Fintechs to Watch: Look for fintech companies with intellectual property that creates barriers for rivals. Also target fintech companies that are growing their total addressable market by expanding products and services. Other financial metrics to watch include total payment volume and gross merchandise volume. The best fintech companies evolve to target larger markets. lists some fintechs to watch in 2019. (Source:

In Store for 2019: Lindsay Davis, CB Insights senior intelligence analyst, reflects on the banner year for financial technology and what's in store for 2019 with Bloomberg's Emily Chang and Julie Verhage on "Bloomberg Technology." (Source: Bloomberg)

Arizona ends the year strong: The first group of startups chosen for Arizona's FinTech Sandbox are testing unique ways people can spend and save their money. (Source: Phoenix Business Journal)

Note: Every Friday, BBVA Compass, a leader in the U.S. digital banking revolution, publishes its weekly Fintech Friday article, giving you headlines you might have missed in the world of fintech across the country.