SMBs Hang In The Balance Of Bank-FinTech Collaboration

Small businesses have historically been deemed as unprofitable by major banks, with FIs’ innovation efforts often prioritizing consumer products, followed by commercial banking offerings. The twist is, that gap in small business banking innovation led external FinTechs to step in and today, small business banking is a highly competitive, and highly innovative, area of financial services.

With FinTechs rushing in to fill the gaps in small business lending, banking and other financial services left by traditional banks, those FIs saw an opportunity to collaborate with their FinTech peers and integrate their solutions, rather than spend the money on inventing new small business products internally.

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