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Scott Bales: “Banks, You Should Be Scared.” Thoughts about Alibaba Pay and Asia….

In recent weeks we’ve seen two mega deals that everyone should be paying attention to. The scale of these deals puts the strategic ace card of most multi-national corporate at threat. I’m talking about the one billion dollar acquisition of

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Report: Banks Open Innovation Activities in Southeast Asia

Recently, I have been invited to speak at the Fintech meetup in Ho Chi Minh City. The theme of the event was “Bankers and Fintech Startups”, a perfect ground to present the findings of our research on banks open innovation

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Congratulations to 10 Winners at Smart Awards Asia 2016

Ten winners were announced at Smart Awards Asia 2016. The ceremony took place during the gala dinner on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. SILVERLEAP – Best B2C Payments Initiative Founded: 2009 – Head Quarters: HongKong Silverleap is a globally operating provider of disruptive

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Singapore FinTech Speech by Tharman Shanmugaratnam about Singapore FinTech Festival

At the launch of Singapore FinTech Festival at Asia Society, New York, on April 12th, Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic & Social Policies, also Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore – made a speech on

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FinTech – Banking Disruption Myths from Alessandro Hatami

The technology and digital disruption on banking and financial services will profoundly change a very large, extremely profitable and well-established industry. Alessandro Hatami, a serial corporate entrepreneur with a passion for generating growth through digital innovation in payments and financial services, had observed and

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What’s the Difference Between Asian and European FinTech?

In the early April, the FinTech festival Money 2020 Europe happened in Copenhagen, Denmark, attracting all kinds of FinTech identities, from start-ups to giants alike all around the world. This global event gave all participants a worldwide view of FinTech.

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Singapore Gears Up to Become A Fintech Leader, MAS Announces Major Initiatives

As part of Singapore’s plan to become the world’s first Smart Nation, the city-state’s financial regulator and central bank has announced a series of initiatives aimed at fostering the fintech sector and build its Smart Financial Center. The Monetary Authority

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27 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Banking Events in (Southeast) Asia in 2016

Asia is becoming a hot bed for fintech with surges in investments and growing interest from foreign investors. Things are moving fast in the fintech world and it gets harder and harder to keep up with the burgeoning industry. What

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Singapore Future 2030: 4 Dramatically Visions of Life

New report challenges business leaders to think about where Singapore is heading and the talent they will need in the future. The report, “The Future of Talent in Singapore 2030” includes four thought-provoking scenarios of life in Singapore in 2030 with

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Life.SREDA: ‘Second Wave’ Neobanks Are Coming From the UK

Mobile bank users globally are forecast to more than double by 2019, according to a 2015 KPMG report, and the millennial generation, born from the 1980s to the early 2000s, may well be the reason of this emerging trend. Real-time

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