Jay Wilson’s Newest Book: Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology


“FinTech is changing the landscape of the banking industry, so bankers need to get up to speed on how to respond. Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology is perfect for the community banker seeking to understand FinTech and how their bank might benefit.”

Chris Nichols, Chief Strategy Officer, CenterState Bank


Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology (John Wiley & Sons, Wiley Finance Series, April 2017) by Jay D. Wilson, Jr., CFA, ASA, CBA, vice president and leader of Mercer Capital’s FinTech industry team, is now available.

This book explores the growing FinTech industry to provide insight on how traditional financial institutions and FinTech companies can boost innovation and enhance valuation in a complex regulatory environment.

In plumbing the depth and breadth of several niches within the FinTech sector, author Jay Wilson uncovers key themes that have contributed to the industry’s success. In Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology, he maps them together to provide useful guideposts for investors, entrepreneurs, and traditional institutions looking to facilitate growth as technology and financial services collide.


“FinTech is here and community bankers are discovering the best ways to utilize new and game-changing opportunities. This book provides a great roadmap to understanding FinTech and subsequently using it to create real value for your institution.”

Al Dominick, Chief Executive Officer, Bank Director

Comprised of 288 pages, Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology illustrates the potential benefits of FinTech to banks, both large and small, so that they can gain a better understanding of FinTech and how it can be leveraged to enhance profitability and create value for shareholders.

The book contains 13 chapters broken into three sections:

  • Section I introduces FinTech, examines its history and outlook, and also discusses key reasons that FinTech can have a significant positive impact on community banks in the U.S.
  • Section II provides an overview of important trends and FinTech companies in prominent FinTech niches, such as bank technology, alternative (i.e., online) lending, payments (including blockchain technology), wealth management, and insurance. This section is helpful for those community bankers interested in understanding more about particular FinTech niches.
  • Section III presents a range of topics important to community bankers as they assess potential FinTech niches, partnerships, and potential acquisitions. Highlights include an examination of how to approach the build, buy, or partner decision when approaching a FinTech niche or company, key return metrics to help compare FinTech strategies to traditional strategies, and how community banks can value and structure potential partnerships, acquisitions, and investments in FinTech companies.


“Community bankers are asking: ‘How will FinTech change the operations of banks?’ Creating Strategic Value Through Financial Technology helps provide answers. Dealing with valuation issues, this book offers FinTech success stories and failures. For bankers looking to enhance their business models through FinTech, I recommend this book as a go-to resource.”

Jonathan S. Hightower, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

You can order your copy today via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, or Wiley in hardcover or as an ebook.

If you are a community banker or FinTech entrepreneur, this book is an invaluable resource. Order your copy today.

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