The Current Scenario Of Fintech Industry & Its Future

A Marketing and Business Development professional, Debashis brings with him 20+ years of experience, covering a multitude of sectors including Fintech, Retail, e-Commerce, Wellness and FMCG.

There is no denying the fact that, over the last few years, India's finTech sector has grown at an incredible rate and is on a continuous path to grow more. According to Niti Aayog, the Indian finTech industry is poised to expand by over $150 billion by 2025. The high penetration of the internet and smartphones has played a key role in the evolution and spread of the country's finTech sector. In fact, from banking and insurance to digital transactions and wealth management, finTech organizations are revolutionizing customary monetary services by utilizing state-of-the-art innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and machine learning.

Financial services are critical in any contemporary economy, and India is no exception. finTech has enabled millions of underserved people across the country to have access to financial services. Especially with the advancements in digitalization, finTech has gained significant traction in India. Moreover, as a result of various empowering initiatives taken by the government and significant controllers, finTech has had a huge impact on the global financial services sector and is developing at a break neck pace.

Fintech has enabled millions of under served people across the country to have access to financial services

Current Scenario of the FinTech Industry
In modern times, fin has evolved into an important pillar of the Indian financial system. Customers have fully embraced incorporating digitalization into their lifestyles via digital payment, investing technology, online only insurance, and other means. In reality, digital use has spread beyond consumers and into businesses. Due to the rise of this payment ecosystem enabled by technology and advances, a variety of safe, secure, cutting-edge, and effective payment methods are now widely available. Digital lending has also expanded significantly, owing to the Indian market's durability and adaptability, as well as consumers' understanding and adoption of cutting edge technologies. Over the previous five years, more than $9 billion has been invested in digital lending, and an EY estimate predicts that the market will be worth $515 billion by 2030. Aside from that, 2022 witnessed an increase in cross-border trade, which aided local payment systems in gaining popularity and general recognition outside of the country.

In India, given that finTech has played an essential role in the financial year 2022, it is anticipated to expand significantly in the year 2023 and beyond. According to the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency (NIPFA), India has the highest finTech adoption rate globally at 87 percent, which is significantly higher than the global average rate of 64 percent. In fact, given the scenario, it is not surprising that due to the growth, various global finTech firms are on the lookout to set up their bases in India and, as a result, are anticipated to continue to grow and expand as time goes on.

The Path towards Advancement
Given that finTech was a significant component of the financial ecosystem in 2022, it is anticipated to expand significantly in 2023. And as we move forward to boost growth traction, there will be more innovation and collaboration among banks. In this context, banking as a service (BaaS) has developed as a critical component in the financial industry. As a result, we will soon be able to switch bank accounts without difficulty. Furthermore, the number of new banking platforms has gradually increased in recent years. According to an EY analysis, investment in Indian neobanks is poised to reach $215 billion by 2023. The personalized financial solutions supplied by neo-banks are valued by India's young working population as much as traditional banks. When time passes, more banks and consumers will consider working with neo-banks.

The finTech industry in India is growing rapidly, driven by the increasing adoption of digital payments and financial services. According to a report by NASSCOM, the Indian finTech market is projected to reach $150–160 billion by 2025, with a CAGR of 22 percent. The COVID-19 pandemic has also accelerated the shift towards digital payments and financial services, leading to increased adoption of finTech solutions in India. The regulatory environment for finTech in India has also been evolving, with initiatives such as the Reserve Bank of India's regulatory sandbox and the National Payments Corporation of India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) driving innovation in the industry. However, the sector also faces challenges such as increasing competition, regulatory uncertainty, and the need for sustained innovation to maintain growth.

All Things Considered!
With the advent of technological advancements, consumers have benefited in unimaginable ways. finTech, in particular, has made it easier for people to make payments and obtain credit. With rising digital use and government attempts to promote digital payments, the sector has a lot of room for innovation and expansion. finTech firms in India are anticipated to concentrate on increasing their offerings, enhancing the user experience, and using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and so on to provide new products and services to consumers. As a result, it is safe to predict that finTech innovations will be at the forefront of driving the sector forward.