Bestselling Fintech Book Series is crowd-sourcing for its latest WILEY publication, The PAYTECH Book

London, 27 September 2018: FINTECH Circle kick-starts the crowd-sourcing process for global co-authors to develop The PAYTECH Book, the forth of a bestselling series of FinTech books with chapters written by experts from leading fintech/paytech companies (from startups, to scaleups to unicorns), financial services and payment professionals and investors across the world. Everybody has a chance to contribute to The PAYTECH Book which will be published by WILEY.

The rapidly changing payments ecosystem is influencing the way billions of people deal with money across the world and The PAYTECH Book is looking to find a diverse range of experts who can bring together a comprehensive guide to both explain the global payment landscape and cutting-edge innovations in detail.

PayTech is restructuring the payments distribution model with use cases for emerging technologies such as conversational commerce and AI chatbots, biometric verification and IoT networks while meeting the growing demand from Generation Z with high expectations of low friction and secure omnichannel payment environments. Banks and Fintech startups are now able to take advantage of open APIs driving the digital transformation of payment infrastructures becoming faster and more available across borders and devices.

The editors who will review each submission for The PAYTECH Book come from both industry and academic backgrounds. Susanne Chishti who in 2014 founded FINTECH Circle draws her experience from 14 years in banking, with senior positions held at Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Banking Group and Deutsche Bank. Robert Courtneidge, CEO of Moorwand was voted No. 1 in Payments Power 10 at PayExpo15 and Top 10 Payments Lawyer Paybefore 2015. Tony Cradock is Director General of the Emerging Payments Association and has held several senior positions in the payments industry. Markos Zachariadis is a Professor at Warwick Business School, FinTech Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, and expert in payment infrastructures.

FINTECH Circle’s previous editions The INSURTECH Book and The WEALTHTECH Book had over 400 industry experts from all over the world submitting proposals for their chance to share their insights and expertise. Potential co-authors for the PAYTECH Book are asked to submit a one page abstract by 15 November 2018 here.  The global fintech community can vote for each submission and the final decision is made by the editing team & Wiley. The selected authors will be notified in January 2019 to write their full chapters.

Susanne Chishti, CEO of FINTECH Circle and Co-Editor of the previous Bestsellers commented: “We are delighted to extend our successful partnership with global publishing house WILEY, to kick-start the global crowd-sourcing process for The PAYTECH Book – focused on the global payment ecosystem. In this book we aim to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time from collaboration methods, the role of central bankers and regulators, opportunities for the payments industry to innovate faster, smart contracts and blockchain shaped future payments systems to financial exclusion.”

Please visit our website for information on our book editors, the structure of The PAYTECH Book, and the crowd-sourcing process. The PAYTECH Book will be published by WILEY in early 2020.

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About FINTECH Circle

FINTECH Circle ( is a global community of more than 120,000 fintech entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors, financial services professionals and fintech thought-leaders, focusing on FinTech seed investing, education and enterprise innovation. FINTECH Circle launched The FINTECH Book in 2016 and The WealthTECH Book and The InsurTECH Book in June 2018, All 3 books are published by WILEY and became global bestsellers. The FINTECH Book is the 1st globally crowd-sourced book on financial technology and a global bestseller across 107 countries in 10 languages.

About the FINTECH Circle Institute

The FINTECH Circle Institute is a peer-to-peer online learning platform, designed to empower finance professionals with the necessary digital skills to adapt to the rapidly changing industry. With board members ranging from traditional banks and FinTech experts, through to academics from leading universities, the platform offers practical bitesize courses on topics including WealthTECH/Robo-banking, InsurTECH, RegTECH, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Innovation and Startups.