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Fintech Market Size & Future Growth (2022-2027)

by Josh Howarth
September 16, 2022

The fintech market is growing with each passing year.

There are many things contributing to the expanding market.

Increasingly productive technological innovations within the space, improving accessibility, and reduced costs are each major factors.

And as a result, consumer demand is rocketing.

We’ll explore these further and delve into the stats behind the growing industry:

Fintech Industry Highlights

  • The global fintech market is estimated to be worth $131.95 billion
  • The fintech space is set to surpass $400 billion by 2027
  • The fintech market is growing at a CAGR of 25.18%
  • Over 26,000 fintech startups were launched last year
  • In total, an estimated $8.49 trillion of digital payments will be made in 2022

Fintech Market Size

According to the latest available data, the global fintech market in 2022 is worth approximately $131.95 billion.

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Fintech is rapidly reaching new heights as consumers continue to switch over from traditional in-person banking and embrace new solutions such as e-wallets, mobile banking, and cryptocurrency.

In fact, in just one year, the fintech market grew from an estimated $105.41 billion in 2021 to $131.95 billion in 2022.

Source: Market Data Forecast

Fintech Market Growth Projections

By 2026, this fintech industry is projected to grow to $324 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.18%.

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Here’s a look at how the fintech market is set to progress over the next half-decade:

Year Market Valuation Calculated Based on CAGR
2021 $105.41 billion
2022 $131.95 billion
2023 $165.17 billion
2024 $206.76 billion
2025 $258.83 billion
2026 $324 billion
2027 $405.58 billion

Source: Market Data Forecast

Growth Drivers in the Fintech Space

There are several key factors behind the continued rapid growth within the fintech space.

Advancing automation tech and an ever-growing array of online and app-based services are perhaps the most important factor driving fintech’s growth. Improved accessibility and reduced costs mean fintech solutions are more readily available to would-be consumers.

In addition, lenient regulations in the space and changing consumer demands/expectations have further boosted the market.

Source: MadAppGang

Key Players in the Fintech Market

  • Visa (US)
  • Ant Financial (China)
  • Mastercard (US)
  • Tencent (China)
  • Intuit (US)
  • Stripe (Ireland)
  • PayPal (US)
  • Fiserv (US)
  • Klarna (Sweden)
  • Nubank (Brazil)
  • Adyen (Netherlands)
  • Checkout.com (UK)
  • Gojek (Indonesia)
  • Square (US)
  • Revolut (UK)
  • FTX (Hong Kong)
  • Chime (US)
  • Ripple (US)
  • Lufax (China)
  • Blockchain.com (Luxembourg)

Source: CFTE

Fintech Market Breakdown by Region

The fintech market is seeing a sharp increase in startups popping up.

The Americas are leading the way in terms of region. But Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are catching up.

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Here’s a breakdown of new fintech startups by region:

Year Americas EMEA Asia-Pacific Total
2018 5,686 3,581 2,864 12,131
2019 5,779 3,583 2,849 12,211
2020 8,775 7,385 4,765 20,925
2021* 10,755 9,323 6,268 26,346

* As of November 2021

Source: BCG

Digital Banking Growth

Digital banking is the largest segment within the fintech space. In the US, digital banking has grown steadily in adoption year-over-year from 61.3% in 2018 to 65.3% in 2022.

And an estimated $8.49 trillion of digital payments will be processed globally during the course of this year. Increasing at a CAGR of 12.31% until 2027.

China has the highest cumulative transaction value at $3.5 trillion.

Sources: eMarketer, Statista

Conclusion

The fintech market is going from strength to strength.

Steadily increasing adoption, greater consumer accessibility, and a growing number of startups in the space all combine for a bright future.