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Top 26 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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7 Singapore FinTech Startups on Instagram

It’s probably not the first social media platform you would think of when it comes to FinTech startups, but Instagram is becoming an important place to be seen. So, let’s just get right to the point here without wasting any

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Regtech Poised To Take Off In Southeast Asia

Regtech is earning regulatory endorsement all around the world, including in Asia-Pacific, where initiatives in locations such as Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia are being launched to address compliance and regulatory challenges more efficiently. Since the financial crisis of

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The ASEAN Digital Journey to 2025

A report by the Global Transaction Banking (GTB) department of Deutsche Bank named Reimagining ASEAN: The digital journey to 2025, revealed that significant gaps remain before it becomes an “advanced digital region”. This is despite key economic policies signed by

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Fintech Investors in Singapore

Fintech development in Singapore has been largely driven by the government’s efforts to push adoption and growth. On the regulatory front, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) set up the regulatory sandbox framework for financial institutions and companies to test

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Finance & Technology in ASEAN countries, Quid Novi? – Part 2

It all started with a bit of curiosity, a taste for adventure and a well known perpetual need for challenges … After several e-mails exchanged with local start-ups, a “Due-Diligence” at the height of my capacities but also a certain

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Finance & Technology In ASEAN Countries, Quid Novi? – Part 1

Currently based in Switzerland at the Institute of Financial Services of Zug, I write this article in two sections in order to present the personal vision that I was able to develop from local and foreign FinTech companies. Strongly motivated,

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Digital Consumers In Asia Surge By 50 Percent In One Year

According a 19 May report by Bain & Company, the number of digital consumers in the region has increased by 50 oercent to 200 million. This has helped the region’s internet economy balloon to more than $50 billion, the report

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5 Recent Fintech Startup Fundings in Southeast Asia

In 2016, deals to venture-backed Southeast Asian fintech startups rose 29% from 55 in 2015 to 71 in 2016. Meanwhile, dollars fell 12% from US$177 million in 2015 to US$158 billion in 2016 as deal growth was largely driven by

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China’s Tencent is the Most Active Corporate Investor in Asia’s Tech Startups

Tencent, a leading Internet company in China best known for its popular platforms QQ and Weixin/WeChat, is the most active corporate investor in Asia’s burgeoning tech scene, having made over 30 investments to VC-backed tech companies in Asia since Q1’16.

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