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Mobile Payments, Internet Banking See Rapid Growth in Vietnam

Vietnam has been experiencing a digital wave in its financial and banking industry, with payments through mobile banking services surging by a whopping 144% per year over the past five years, experts said at a conference last week. During the

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Bambu is Digitising The Wealth Management Process

Traditional wealth management was popular for many decades. Given the large volume of managed funds and inclination of affluent clients to adopt conservative strategies, this investment approach was very successful. It was tough to imagine that anything could disrupt this

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Betting On Blockchain In A Decentralised World

Blockchain technology can help people, companies and governments carry out a variety of tasks such as banking more efficiently and securely. However, several key issues need to be addressed, including its ease of use. These were the views of experts

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Vietnam’s Unbanked Can Now Get Credit Cards With Just A Phone And Good Behaviour

Personal finance comparison website GoBear and alternative credit scoring provider CredoLab announced that they’re teaming up to launch Easy Apply, a smartphone app that enables banks, financial institutions and lenders to extend credit to a larger pool of customers while

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21 Remarkable Fintech Founders Under 35 in Southeast Asia

Fintech is booming all round the world, including Southeast Asia, where a growing number of fintech-related businesses are emerging to fill the gap left by traditional financial institutions. With the Internet and smartphones spreading rapidly across the region, these new

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Is Virtual Reality The Future Of Gaming?

The gaming industry is growing at an extraordinary, exponential rate. From just shy of $140bn in 2018, should the trend line continue to grow at the same rate, the industry should be worth over $180bn by 2021. It is not

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BlockShow Asia Blockchain Week: What and Who to Expect

BlockShow Asia is returning this year for a week-long event part of the Asia Blockchain Week centered around blockchain and cryptocurrency. The event, taking place between November 27 and December 1, 2018, promises to gather some of the industry’s most

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Accelerators Aren’t Helping Fintechs, So DBS Banks On Problem Matchmaking Instead

In DBS Bank’s quest to keep up with the ever-evolving fintech trends and stay ahead of its banking contemporaries, they have launched a programme that would play matchmaker between them or their corporate clients’ fintech problems with the right startups

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