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The 10 Most Active Fintech VCs Investors in Asia in 2015

In 2015, fintech funding in Asia hit a record of US$4.52 billion across 130 deals, a rise attributed to the 17 US$50 million+ investments into the likes of One97, Dianrong, and BankBazaar, according to a new report from CB Insights

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Banks Gear Up as New Challengers Intend to Eat Their Lunch

Fintech challengers have been gaining ground by offering easier, cheaper or more intuitive ways to compare and acquire the financial services that customers need. Today, the question is not whether these new players will topple the established banking hierarchy, but

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DBS Kicks Off DBS HotSpot 2016

DBS Bank has officially launched DBS HotSpot 2016, and applications are now being accepted until 1 April 2016.  This is the second run of the pre-accelerator programme for very early stage start-ups in fintech, social enterprise, and digital technology as

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Asia’s Top Under 30 VCs and Fintech Entrepreneurs

Forbes has released the first ever 30 under 30 2016 Asia Finance, a list of the top venture capitalists and fintech entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific region. This list includes founders and senior executives from top financial technology companies including Neurowave and

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CtrlWorks – A Different Approach To Robotics

There seems to be an undeniable connection between FinTech and robotics, and it is only a matter of time until both industries collide. When thinking of the robotics concept, it is important to take its wide scope into consideration. So

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Fintech in Thailand: Central Bank Governor Boosting the Use of Electronic Payments to Bolster Competitiveness

Fintech in Thailand: The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is looking to boost the use of electronic and e-payment as the governor believes that these methods will be crucial to the competitiveness of the Thai economy since they will reduce transaction

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Payoneer Allows Global Companies to Make Cross-Border Payments Quickly, Securely and at Reduced Cost

Payoneer brings in one place a number of payment options and allows online marketplaces and global companies to transfer fund and pay service providers located in various parts of the world in a faster manner, at lower fees and with

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Asia Pacific to Become the Largest E-Commerce Market in the World

Asia Pacific’s e-commerce industry has been “explosive,” generating over US$567 billion in total transactions in 2014 with China contributing US$440 billion, surpassing the US with US$140 billion. In the next five years, the region will most likely set the agenda

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Infographic: the State of Fintech in Vietnam as of January 2016

Vietnam’s nascent fintech sector has a prosperous future lying ahead. While the ecosystem is still relatively small with about 30 players, the sector is one of the hottest investment trends for startups in the country. In August 2015, OnOnPay, a

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Infographic: Fintech Singapore Ecosystem as of January 2016

Singapore, which started as an independent, separate country in 1965, quickly grew from being a tiny underdeveloped country to becoming one of the 20th century’s most successful development story. How did that happen? Well, firstly, because the city-state knew how

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