Posts From Andrew Rowan

Challenges or Opportunities for Fintech in Vietnam

In 1995, the first Visa transaction was accepted in Vietnam—the same year that relations between the United States and Vietnam were normalized. In 2006—the year before Vietnam joined the World Trade Organization (WTO)—Visa had 150,000 branded cards in Vietnam. Today,

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The Promise of Fintech in Vietnam. A Culture of Cash

In 2002, according to Plastic Money, there were only nine foreign-operated ATMs (ANZ, HSBC, and Citibank) in the entire country with 79 locally-operated ATMs (all State-owned banks) and slightly more than 5,000 point-of-sale (POS) terminals across Vietnam. Between 2011-2015, the State

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