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DBS Report: Fintech, A Challenge And An Opportunity For Banks

Fintech investment more than doubled in 2015 and the sector currently counts 19 unicorns; players that are in a position to challenge banks. Despite the apparent threat, fintechs also bring the opportunity for small and medium-sized banks to partner with

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The Fintech 100 – Announcing The World’s Leading Fintech Innovators For 2016

Fintech Innovators, a collaboration between fintech investment firm, H2 Ventures and KPMG Fintech, announced its list of the world’s leading fintech innovators, the 2016 Fintech 100. The annual list includes the leading 50 Established fintech companies across the globe, as well

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Singapore and South Korea Sign Cooperation Agreement in FinTech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Korean Financial Services Commission (KFSC) today signed a cooperation agreement to foster greater cooperation in FinTech. The signing took place at the sidelines of the FinTech Demo Day organised by the Korean

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Singapore And India go Closer in Fintech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) today signed a FinTech Cooperation Agreement to promote innovation in financial services in their respective markets. Anresh Pradesh is a state in India with a populuation of

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How To Deploy Funds For Innovation

In the previous post we talked about how one can think about the amount to be invested in Innovation by comparing the investment to the premium of a call option. This post is about how to deploy capital, possibly in

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Innovation Investment – a Call Option!?

For corporate executives and decision makers this is where the journey starts, they ask themselves: How much of my investment budget do I have to allocate to “Innovation”? And luckily many firms in the Financial Services industry have already found

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India’s Fintech Sector Poised to Take Off

India’s fintech scene is quickly transitioning into a dynamic ecosystem for startups to grow as the government and regulators are aggressively supporting the ambition of the Indian economy to become a cashless digital economy and emerge as a strong fintech contestant.

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Regtech Poised to Thrive; Requires New Regulatory Framework

Regulation compliance is time consuming and expensive for both financial institutions and regulators. According to policy analysis firm Federal Financial Analytics, the six largest banks in the US spent as much as US$70 billion on compliance in 2013. That’s twice

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Customers’ Lack of Trust and Desire For Innovation Are Eroding Bank Relevance

Forty percent of 55,000 consumers (including 1,007 in Singapore, 2,025 in Malaysia and 2,053 in Indonesia) surveyed worldwide report decreased dependence on their traditional bank and increased excitement about alternatives, according to the EY 2016 Global Consumer Banking Survey. A

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Digital Technologies And Fintechs to Drive Financial Inclusion in Asia

With an estimated 2 billion adults and 200 million micro, small and midsize businesses (MSMEs) worldwide considered as unbanked or underbanked, financial inclusion has emerged as a critical development challenge and an opportunity for fintechs. The unbanked are those who

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