Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

Filipino Fintech Startup Brings Pawnbroking to the Digital Age

Aimed at solving the problem of expensive credit and interest in emerging countries, PawnHero has launched the first pawnshop operating in Southeast Asia that doesn’t have an actual physical outlet. In the Philippines, over 70% of the population has visited

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Chinese Internet Giants Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, Lead Fintech Revolution

Disruptive innovation in banking and payments is overwhelmingly coming from China. Established global banks had better watch out or they may soon not have a future, according to Haydn Shaughnessy, co-founder of The Disruption House and author of Platform Disruptive

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First Fintech Event in South Korea: World Fintech Forum 2016 Seoul – Future of Money

The very first Fintech event in Seoul, South Korea and will be held at the Korea Exchange (KRX), Seoul, Korea, during June 2nd & 3rd. ‘World Fintech Forum 2016 Seoul‘ is a gathering of Fintech experts from all over the

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29 Startups Join DBS Singapore HotSpot Pre-Accelerator Programme 2016

DBS announced a shortlist of 29 Singapore (Fintech) Startups making their way through over 250 applications to enroll in the first phase of HotSpot. HotSpot is a programme designed to cultivate entrepreneurship in Singapore through experimentation, mentorship and training. An

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Mobile Banking Surges in Asia

Mobile is already the largest banking channel by volume of transactions and its adoption by new customers is entering an exceptionally rapid phase. A survey (pdf) by McKinsey and Company found that across ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,

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Landscape of Blockchain Companies in Financial Services

In November 2008, a paper was posted on the Internet under the name Satoshi Nakamoto titled ‘bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System’ that detailed methods of using a peer-to-peer network to generate what was described as “a system for electronic

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Zidisha: Crowdfunded Microloans to Reduce Poverty

In the context of financial inclusion, fintech holds boundless potential. Fintech players, who use software and digital platforms to deliver financial services to consumers, are helping in making financial products and services more attainable than ever. According to Julia Kurnia,

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This May: The Very First FinTech Conference in Myanmar

Emerging Asia FinTech & Agent Banking Summit 2016, to be at the PARKROYAL Yangon hotel on the 17th and 18th of May, will be the very first fintech conference in Myanmar. The conference is set to assess mobile money issues

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15 Major Fintech Trends in 2016

Life.SREDA, a fintech-focused venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, has released its annual fintech research report detailing the major fintech trends for 2016. ‘Money of the Future,’ co-authored by Life.SREDA, business school INSEAD, and consultancy firm Deloitte, examines the 15

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FINNOVASIA 2016 – A Leading FinTech Event in Asia

FINNOVASIA is the flagship event for those making an impact in FinTech. The conference brings together extraordinary speakers and practitioners from around the region in FinTech business development, disruption and innovation in financial industry. FINNOVASIA 2015 – The future of

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