Fintech is exploding by any metric: funding, customer counts, revenues, corporate acquisitions…

The number of people working in fintech has also grown prodigiously over the last few years. As people migrate from other sectors into fintech for the first time, I frequently get asked the same question: what can I read to learn about the space?

There are many answers. The number of fintech newsletter writers has grown just as quickly (maybe more quickly?) than that of new employees. Many Substacks (mine among them), Clubhouse conversations, and podcasts cover topics from product insights to deep-dives to weekly news wrap-ups to contextualizing fintech more broadly. A few months ago, I profiled some of those writers here at Forbes.

But to really develop a better understanding for why fintech matters, there are five books I highly recommend: