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# of CUs5,7585,767
Total Assets
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Total Savings
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Net Cap.
Loans to Savings84.4%83.1%
Loan Delinq.0.8%0.8%

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Threats From Fintech

Traditional financial services companies fear this new class of competitors.

Traditional financial service firms are feeling the heat from nontraditional competitorsóbig time.

Ninety-five percent of banks believe their business is threatened by standalone financial technology (fintech) companies, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey assessing the rise of new technologies in financial services.

Overall in the financial services sector, 83% believe their businesses are at risk. And fintech companies anticipate they could capture 33% of the incumbents' business.

Respondents from the fund transfer and payments industry anticipate losing up to 28% of their market share to fintech firms in next five years, while bankers estimate they're likely to lose 24%. This compares with roughly 22% in the case of asset management and wealth management and 21% in insurance.

Two-thirds (67%) of financial services companies ranked pressure on profit margins as the top fintech-related threat, followed by loss of market share (59%).