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Top 13 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Finance Events in Asia

Fintech has become a global phenomenon and to help industry participants and enthusiasts to keep up with this burgeoning sector, several fintech events, conferences and trade shows are taking place this year to connect industry stakeholders and discuss the hottest trends

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InsurTech Is Disrupting Insurance Forever – Will There Still Be a Place for Human Financial Advisors?

Wave after wave of technological disruption has hit us in recent years and it looks like the insurance industry is next in line. Insurtech is the new tradename for an aggressively growing group of apps, software’s, and startups reinventing a

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Fintech in Bangladesh: Nascent but Growing

Bangladesh’s undeveloped financial system, huge unbanked population, and increasing smartphone penetration rate, have fueled the development of innovative digital finance solutions. Home to 160 million people, Bangladesh is the world’s eighth densely populated country and one of the top performing

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Fintech can help improve the relationship between Banks and their Customers

A report by the The Economist Intelligence Unit noted that while Fintech is an emerging industry that is growing more influential in the banking industry, retail banks will still retain a huge advantage. By 2020, the bank may no longer

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Interview: Texcent to Launch Digital Payments Platform Paycent in Singapore and the Philippines in Coming Weeks

Texcent, a Singapore-headquartered fintech startup, is looking to launch its digital payment platform, Paycent, this August in Singapore and the Philippines. The company aims to become the global leader for mobile and cashless transactions with a platform that promises a

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China’s Fintech Sector to Enter New Era

While China’s fintech industry had been mostly driven by the “fin” component, the importance of the “tech” component will come to the fore in the future, according to management consulting firm Oliver Wyman. With the ongoing integration of fintech into

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Vietnam’s Zalo Pay Brings Payments To Social Media in Vietnam

Zalo Pay, a product of ZION, is bringing mobile, contactless payments to Vietnam’s popular social media and messaging platform Zalo. Launched in 2012, Zalo is a free message and call mobile app used by 70 million people. Zalo entered the

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Decentralizing Energy in Singapore for a Future Grid

Blockchain technology might also disrupt the energy sector. Blockchain technology, the backbone technology behind the Bitcoin, is enabling a peer-to-peer network where transactions between systems can happen without a third party. The focus on peer-to-peer (P2P) applications has mostly been on

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Why Indonesia needs Fintech?

Southeast Asia’s largest economy would rather use fintech platforms for their financial needs rather than the country’s more well-established banking institutions with regulations being proposed to safeguard investors and borrowers alike, Indonesia’s fintech industry is set to expand even further.

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Internet-of-Things Technologies to Play a Key Role in Singapore’s Smart Nation Push

In Singapore, Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies are set to play a key role in the city-state’s digitalization push and Smart Nation plan. IoT refers to a network of Internet-connected physical objects, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with sensors, electronics, and

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