Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

China: ApplePay Struggles to Take Off Amid Fierce Competition / Launch in Singapore

The mobile payments industry is expected to become a US$142 billion market by 2019, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, a trend that has led to the emergence of a great number of mobile payments systems. Apple Pay, which launched in the US

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Fintech Report 2016: Asia Fintech Funding Hits new High of US$2.6b in First Quarter 2016

After a significant pullback in funding in Q4’15, mega-rounds lifted quarterly investment into VC-backed FinTech companies by over 150 percent, according to the Pulse of FinTech, the quarterly global report on FinTech VC trends published jointly by KPMG International and

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New Report Explores Design Thinking in Financial Services

Design thinking is a methodology used during the process of designing and a problem-solving protocol which consists in, first, defining the problem, and then, implementing the solutions, always with the needs of the user demographic at the core of concept

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Oracle, Wharton Fintech Report: Millennials, An ‘Immense Opportunity for Banks’

Totaling 80 million individuals who are commanding US$1.3 trillion in direct annual spending in the US alone, Millennials are the largest generation in world history. The demographic represents a diverse financial services segment completely different from their predecessors and an

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SWIFT and Accenture Identify Key Factors for Blockchain Tech Wide Adoption

Although blockchain holds many promises for the financial services industry, the technology will need to overcome many challenges before reaching wide adoption, according to a new paper by SWIFT and Accenture. The paper, which aims at formalizing SWIFT’s position on

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5 Upcoming Fintech Events in Singapore and Southeast Asia You Don’t Want To Miss (Special Offer for FintechNews Singapore Readers)

Fintech has gaining more and more attention from not only industry experts but also those who are active in finance and technology. It is quite surprising that how many events related to Fintech, Bitcoin & Blockchain, Mobile & Online Payment,

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Fintech and Blockchain Education: University Courses, Executive Seminars and Workshops

As technology is playing an increasing role in the banking and financial world, businesses, universities and organizations have started offering seminars, masterclasses, and courses covering the emerging fintech ecosystem. Today, we’ve listed the most exciting educational events to come, and

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Thailand Deploys Gemalto’s Mobile ID strong Authentication and Signing Solution Nationwide

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will provide its LinqUs Mobile ID solution​ to the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) – A public organization, part of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Royal Thai

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Mobile Drives Internet Penetration and Habits in Vietnam, Says New Study

In Vietnam, mobile is driving Internet penetration and is changing the habits of online consumer, significantly impacting two key consumer groups: users in rural areas, and consumers aged over 35 years, according to a new market research. The study, conducted

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Mobile Social Network VisiKard Lets You Pay and Manage Your Money On-The-Go

As commerce goes mobile and social networks become funnels for payments, the lines between social media, payments and mobile are starting to blur. This trend has led to the emergence of a new type of services that are blending payment

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