Studies

Tracxn Report: Fintech Growing Fast in SEA; Payments & Investment Tech Are Top Two Funded Segments

Since 2007, over US$300 million has been invested into Southeast Asian fintech startups, with more than half of that amount being invested in 2015 alone. The rise in the funding activity comes along with the growth of the fintech startup

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Fintech Vietnam Startup Report Update Explores Vietnams Massive Fintech Opportunities

With a population of over 90 million people, mostly composed of Millennials who are increasingly plugged in, Vietnam’s Internet economy has got great potential, and yet, fintech still remains a relatively untapped opportunity. In an updated Fintech Vietnam Startup report, Fintech

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New Google, Temasek Report Explores Southeast Asia’s Massive E-Commerce Opportunity

Southeast Asia (SEA) is the world’s fastest growing Internet region and is expected to grow to more than US$200 billion by 2025, a trend mostly driven by the growth of first-hand e-commerce market, online media and online travel, according to

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15 Major Fintech Trends in 2016

Life.SREDA, a fintech-focused venture capital fund headquartered in Singapore, has released its annual fintech research report detailing the major fintech trends for 2016. ‘Money of the Future,’ co-authored by Life.SREDA, business school INSEAD, and consultancy firm Deloitte, examines the 15

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Accenture Releases New Paper on Fintech, the Challenges and Opportunities & Opens Fintech Innovation Lab in Asia-Pacific

Banks should not consider fintech startups as competitors but rather enablers. Those that can assess, adapt and adopt new technologies most quickly will be best positioned to achieve their desired position in the new industry structure, according to consultancy firm

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Startupbootcamp, PwC Report: Asia-Pacific Fintech Ecosystems Are Thriving

Fintech is booming as a growing number of innovative companies are emerging in hope to disrupt the financial services industry. Banks and traditional players are also starting to recognize the opportunities related to using cutting-edge technologies to serve their clients

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DBS Bank Report: Blockchain Technology to Unlock Southeast Asia’s Potential

The most transformative blockchains will be those that can work across geopolitical boundaries and Southeast Asia has the most potential that can be unlocked with this technology, according to a new report by DBS Bank. “Asia’s geopolitical context is unique

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5 Key Fintech Trends and Data from Citi’s ‘Digital Disruption’ Report

Changing consumer behavior combined with advances in technology has changed the relationship that customers have with their bank and with their finances. Customers rely less and less on walking into a branch for their banking needs, and instead have digital

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20% of Financial Service Business at Risk to Fintechs by 2020

Financial technology companies are shaping the financial services industry from the outside in, and more than 20% of traditional players being at risk to fintech companies by 2020, according to a new report by PowerwaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In a new report

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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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