Studies

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

11% of Millennials are Making Purchases from their Smartphone Daily / Security Concerns vs Banking

Millennials have never known anything but new technologies, changing technologies, adjustment and adaptation. Born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s, this generation wants to do everything on their mobile devices, a trend that had the influence to be

Read More

Drastic Shifts in Behavior is Boosting Mobile Banking in Southeast Asia

Digital banking has become a serious business trend as Asian consumers are becoming more and more comfortable with using mobile and Internet channels for banking services. According to a report from McKinsey, the use of mobile and Internet channels for

Read More