With time, all industries change and develop in different ways, they move forward. However, industries like financial services take a lead role because they are the corner stone for how our world works and how it will work in the future. What’s in the future? FinTech is.

Barclays presented the first ever ATM in 1967. Today, according to Crunchbase, there are more than 9,000 FinTech startups offering services to businesses and consumers around the world both in emerging and developing markets. Mobile technology, data, and other factors changed, and continue to change the way we bank and transact. For a more in depth and technical article about FinTech, check out this article from not so long ago: The Rise of Fintech.

To get a more comprehensive understanding of the FinTech industry, we sat down with Gordon Cooper. Gordon provided us with insights about his time at Visa in Asia, his thoughts on financial inclusion in emerging markets, open banking in Canada, and the fourth industrial revolution. He is also the co-founder of the soon-to-launch rtgs.global, a cross-border liquidity network FinTech.

Please Note: There is a small technical issue from 12:17 to 12:31 but if you are interested in the financial services and fintech spaces, listen up:

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