Tag "financial inclusion"

How Fintech Companies Can Help Indonesian Banks

With a population of over 250 million, consistent economic growth and high mobile phone penetration, Indonesia has emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s most promising markets for fintech disruption. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2020, Indonesia will become

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Grabs Plan to be the #1 mobile Payments Platform in Southeast Asia.

Grab, the leading ride-hailing and logistics services startup in Southeast Asia, is looking to become the top mobile payments platform in the region. In order to “solidify its leadership in digital payments,” the firm has signed in April an agreement

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Fintech in Bangladesh: Nascent but Growing

Bangladesh’s undeveloped financial system, huge unbanked population, and increasing smartphone penetration rate, have fueled the development of innovative digital finance solutions. Home to 160 million people, Bangladesh is the world’s eighth densely populated country and one of the top performing

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Interview: Texcent to Launch Digital Payments Platform Paycent in Singapore and the Philippines in Coming Weeks

Texcent, a Singapore-headquartered fintech startup, is looking to launch its digital payment platform, Paycent, this August in Singapore and the Philippines. The company aims to become the global leader for mobile and cashless transactions with a platform that promises a

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Why Asia Needs Alternative Credit Scoring

While progress has been made in expanding financial inclusion, there are still billions of people in the world who do not have access to basic banking services, including access to credit. Between 2011 and 2014, the number of people worldwide

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Paycent: Mobile and Cashless Transactions to Improve Financial Inclusion

Singapore-headquartered Texcent is aiming to be the global leader in mobile payments and cashless transactions. It offers a digital payment platform (Paycent) with fully integrated mobile applications, enabling its users to transact in real time 24/7 while allowing merchants to

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Mobile Payment Platform Cheers Global Wallet Taps Underbanked Population; Get paid for anything you do on Mobile

Singapore-based Cheers Now  and its Global Wallet is tapping into a greenfield opportunity in Fintech through a rich mobile money ecosystem that enables app developers to financially connect global users within their platforms. This will enable users of any app to transfer

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Alternative Credit Scoring Providers In Southeast Asia You Have To Know

Globally, almost 50% of adults have no access to banking-type services of any description. The lack of access to basic financial services has created major barriers for people to overcome poverty by making it almost impossible for individuals and businesses

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Green Finance And How Fintech Can Enable Sustainable Development

In 2015, the United Nations’ 195 member countries adopted their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to the global transition from the fossil-fueled industrial era to low-carbon, knowledge-richer, green economies. But this change depends in part on a reset of

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MyCash Online: A Malaysian Marketplace for Foreign Workers in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian startup MyCash Online is an online marketplace designed for migrant workers in Malaysia and Singapore. It provides easy, secure and convenient services to the underbanked. MyCash Online offers an e-wallet service that allows users to reload phone credit,

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