Fintech Vietnam Meetup is back with another newsletter,August 2016 edition. With the fast pace of the recent development in Fintech, there are a lot of local and international news that we would like to share with you today.
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Now, let’s take a look at the newest Fintech in Vietnam updates.
TOP VIETNAM FINTECH NEWS
6 Fintech Startups from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to watch
With a little over 30 players, Vietnam’s fintech startup scene is still quite small and yet, industry experts and observers are confident of the sector’s tremendous potential given the country’s massive Millennial population and high Internet and mobile phone penetration rates. (Read more)
6 Fintech Startups from Hanoi, Vietnam to watch
TransferWise begins money transfer service to Vietnam
Founded in 2010 by Estonians Taavet Hinrikus, the first ever employee of Skype, and consultant Kristo Käärmann, TransferWise is a peer-to-peer international money transfer platform that allows private individuals and businesses to send money abroad without hidden fees. (Read more)
Is Alipay entering Vietnam riding on Ascend Money deal?
Alibaba’s payment service Alipay might be entering Vietnam riding on its stake acquisition of Ascend Money, a unit of Thailand’s agribusiness major CP Group – which already has a presence in the Southeast Asian market. (Read more)
3 Must-Have Fintech/Finance Apps for Expats in HCMC
Possibly the first thing you think about as an expat is money – how to manage it, where to store it, how to earn it, how to move it, etc. And as any expat in Ho Chi Minh will tell you, navigating the world of finance in this crazy city can seem impossible! Here are three Vietnamese fintech applications that will transform your experience as an expat in HCMC in Vietnam, making money management so much easier. Once you try them, you won’t look back. (Read more)
Crowdfunding in Vietnam – An Overview
Crowdfunding is a term that has just reached Vietnam within the last years and is therefore still a relatively new concept for the country. Crowdfunding is not only a source for raising funds from a larger community but also a possibility for Start-Ups to see if their project is well perceived. Even though crowdfunding in Vietnam is not that common yet in comparison to many Western countries, it is showing growth and is emerging as a new trend. (Read more)
TOP SOUTH EAST ASIA FINTECH NEWS
Florins Awards Asia and GLOBAL Payment Summit 2016 Is Looking For Fintech Startups
The digital revolution is bringing sweeping changes to the banking and financial industry. As digital platforms and new business models are growing in popularity, governments from around the world have started responding to the emergence of fintech. Today, we take a look at the most recent regulatory developments in favor of fintech with a particular focus on Asia. (Read more)
Banking On Social Networks Is Real And It’s Coming; Chat Banking
Social media have changed the way we socialize, interact, consume, and will soon change the way we bank and manage our finances. (Read more)
Tracxn Report: Fintech Growing Fast in SEA; Payments & Investment Tech Are Top Two Funded Segments
Since 2007, over US$300 million has been invested into Southeast Asian fintech startups, with more than half of that amount being invested in 2015 alone. The rise in the funding activity comes along with the growth of the fintech startup scene. According to a new research paper by Tracxn, over 520 fintech companies have been founded in last ten years with 2/3 of them being incorporated in the last three years. (Read more)