We are pleased to invite you to Wednesday Research Seminar. It will be held on October 17th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block 16, Knowledge Park. The Wednesday Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and has featured more than 230 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. Dr Anita will deliver seminar on:
“FINTECH INNOVATIONS: A PARADIGM SHIFT IN SME FINANCE”
Dr Anita Mirchandani
Amity University Dubai
The word ‘Fintech’ implies a dynamic segment of innovative business models and technologies that have the potential to transform the financial services industry. It has gained traction in the recent years due to major improvements in technology, increased use of mobile applications and changing landscape of customer’s requirements. As per the KPMG Pulse FinTech Report, Global FinTech investment roared ahead at a record pace in the first half of 2018, with US$57.9B invested across 875 deals. However, Fintech is driving disruption in financial service industry by leveraging its customer-centric approach, alternative credit models, lower operating costs and broad access to client data. This research attempts to assess the potential impact of FinTech on market players and disruption of banking sector by these technological developments. This study also focuses on how FinTech aids the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), neglected by traditional banking sector, in securing adequate funding for their operations.
Dr. Anita Mirchandani is an Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance at AMITY University, Dubai. She is a doctorate in Banking and Economics with 16+ years of teaching experience. Prior to joining AMITY University, she has worked with American University at Emirates and SZABIST. Dr Anita has various research papers and articles published in leading international journals focusing on emerging trends and practices in international trade, banking other financial sectors. Her papers are published in Management Decision (Emeralds Insight), International Journal of Economic and Financial Issues and Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences. She has also, to her credit, seven Middle East-based case studies published in European Case Clearing House (The Case Centre). One of her case studies was ranked among top 20 best seller case studies in 2013. Dr Anita has co-authored a book on “Monetary Economics”. She has presented various research papers in seminars and conferences at national as well as international level, and chaired an International Conference in Technology & Business Management in 2011 at SZABIST Dubai. She is associated with some of the reputed universities in India as Research Supervisor for PhD students. She is also affiliated with several journals of national and international repute as a reviewer.