Investment into the Fintech sector has grown in significance in recent years. On a global scale, the value of investment in Fintech companies amounted to approximately 31.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, down from its peak of 47 billion U.S. dollars in 2015. The annual value of global venture capital investment in Fintech companies is increasing.
The global growth of Fintech is dependent on its growth in individual markets, which differs greatly. As of August 2018, the Americas was the most popular location for Fintech startups. However, Fintech adoption rates in various financial sectors such as savings and investments and borrowing show that the U.S. consumers often lag behind consumers in other countries such as China, India and Brazil. An overview of the U.S. Fintech companies can be found in our Statista Report 2017. Surprisingly, only 14 percent of Americans have heard about Fintech companies, and have a clear idea of them.