Wonders & Blunders: Yule Adore These Fintech Associations

By: Kevin Dinino
Category: Fintech
This week’s newsletter is a wonders-only edition. No blunders here!
In our “Giving Back to Fintech” series, we asked two associations to contribute to blogs highlighting their work in the fintech community. We chose to spotlight the Financial Writers Society for its dedication to fostering the development of financial writers. Many of the association’s members are reporters, the gatekeepers of news. We also highlight the FinTech Professionals Association for its dedication to collaboration among all professionals working under the umbrella of fintech.
Wonders and Blunders will take a holiday break…see you mid-January! Happy Holidays!
Financial Writers Society
Financial Writers Society (FWS) is a tax-exempt trade association that aims to improve industry standards and provide members with opportunities to network, collaborate and support each other.
Some of the biggest benefits the organization has provided thus far have come in the form of mentorship. Members of FWS, myself included, have received this guidance, learning more about a particular aspect of financial writing or a relevant subject.
FinTech Professionals Association
The FinTech Professionals Association (FTPA) is a non-profit organization on a mission to bring the traditional financial services world together with new and emerging financial technology companies to expand opportunities, share ideas, network and shape the future of the industry. Our goal is to create a vibrant online community that aggregates fintech-centric events, news and resources from around the globe while creating a vast network of established and emerging professionals.
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