Ignoring Bitcoin Could Harm Bank Revenues

These days, there is a lot of debate on whether or not banks should collaborate with Fintech and Bitcoin players to bring more innovation to the financial sector. Resisting this seemingly inevitable shift will cost several billion AUD in revenues for Australian banks, according to a recent report.

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Banks Need To Collaborate With Fintech and Bitcoin Companies

Very few people are aware of how the Australian Banking sector is subject to substantial regulation, which was drafted to prevent monopolies and collapses. Although there are four “major” banks in the country, the government keeps them separated as much as possible. Ever since the financial crisis hit in 2008, consumers started flocking to these four big banks, as they were the ones benefiting from market share recovery which was lost by smaller institutions.

While all of this is fine and dandy, a recent study by Frost Sullivan shows that the Fintech market in Australia is a force to be reckoned with. Early projections estimate this market will reach the AUD4 billion mark by 2020, 25% of which will come from new added value to the country’s economy. But that

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