SINGAPORE (December 7, 2020) – McGraw Hill today announced the release of Singapore: The FinTech Nation, a book exploring Singapore’s rise to become a leader in the FinTech industry, written by Varun Mittal, FinTech Partner at a global consulting firm, and Dr. Lillian Koh, Founder/CEO of FinTech Academy and Research Director at Curtin University in Singapore. The book traces Singapore's journey and growth into a FinTech industry hub starting in 2015 and on into the present day beginning with the establishment of regional hubs and the globalization of FinTech innovation in the country. Released in conjunction with the 2020 Singapore FinTech Festival, the book is available at McGraw Hill Asia’s Ecommerce Store, leading Bookstores and ecommerce platforms.
Developed through 57 one-on-one interviews with founders and enablers of the FinTech industry, the book provides unprecedented insight into these innovators’ journeys, including their experiences and challenges with access to capital, customers, talent recruiting and the key policy initiatives that have made them and the Singapore FinTech sector successful. These narratives are presented with the context of key regulatory policy decisions and the background of how many of the foundation blocks of Singapore’s FinTech sector were established and evolved over time. Innovation in the Singapore FinTech industry has been extensive with the advent of next-generation technologies and new ways of integrating business processes to solve pain points and meet customers’ demands.
“The story of the growth of Singapore’s FinTech sector is one of a relentless pursuit of excellence to build a global financial service hub with limited means and great aspirations,” said Joseph Chong, Managing Director at McGraw Hill Asia. “This book will serve as an informative guide to how the FinTech space evolves Singapore and will inspire the next generation of founders to effectively build their ventures from the ground-up and succeed in the rapidly changing world of finance and tech.”
Singapore: The FinTech Nation will be available in both digital and print formats. To learn more and/or pre-order the book, please visit https://www.mheducation.com.sg/singapore-fintech-nation.