Personal Finance Mgt (PFM)

Timo Went Social With Social Invites, TimoMe and Timo MasterCard

3 months after launch, Timo bank application, which is powered by VPBank has acquired over 10,000 new accounts. For the next evolution of Timo, new social features and a new product will be launched this month. At the award ceremony #TimoFriends, Social Invites was

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Globcoin – The Digital Wallet that all Expats and Travellers Should Try

Managing your finances in a foreign country can seem impossible, especially if you don’t speak the language. It’s hard enough figuring out the local exchange rate, let alone choosing the best way to store your money as you travel, the

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Vietnam’s Personal Finance App ‘Money Lover’

ZooStudio, the Vietnamese startup behind Money Lover, has added new features to its personal finance app, now allowing users to link accounts from 15 of the biggest banks in Vietnam as well as popular online services including Uber and PayPal.

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GoBear Announces Philippines, HK and Vietnam Expansion Plans, Adds Personal Loans Comparison

GoBear, a Singaporean fintech company providing insurance and financial comparison services throughout Asia, has announced the addition of personal loans into its offerings as well as plans to further expand in the region, now eyeing Hong Kong, Vietnam and the

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Seedly Targets Singapore’s Millennials with New Personal Finance Mobile App

Aimed at simplifying personal budgeting, Seedly is an app that lets you track your money in a simply and convenient manner. Based in Singapore, Seedly provides a solution that works in three simple steps. First, you need link your bank

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Timo Interview: We Have Just Launched the Coolest Bank in Vietnam

In an exclusive Interview with the CEO of Vietnams first Digital Bank Timo,  Claude Spiese is telling Fintechnews about their business model, the scalability and about some future plans. He explains why his mobile only bank is targeting 50 Millions Vietnamese and claims

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Digital Bank Timo Targeting Vietnam’s Millennials, The “Simple” for Vietnam

Vietnam’s first digital bank Timo – which stands for “time is money” – has on-boarded 4,000 customers since launching earlier this year, highlighting the appetite of Vietnam’s millennial generation for all things mobile. Their story reminds of successful US digital only banks such

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Filipino Fintech Startup Brings Pawnbroking to the Digital Age

Aimed at solving the problem of expensive credit and interest in emerging countries, PawnHero has launched the first pawnshop operating in Southeast Asia that doesn’t have an actual physical outlet. In the Philippines, over 70% of the population has visited

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Mobile Banking Surges in Asia

Mobile is already the largest banking channel by volume of transactions and its adoption by new customers is entering an exceptionally rapid phase. A survey (pdf) by McKinsey and Company found that across ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,

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Asia’s First Free Stock Trading App

8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, has launched the first free stock trading app in Asia. The new mobile app lets users trade over 15,000 US and HK stocks and index funds for no commission and without minimum balance

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