Tag "financial inclusion"

New Peer-To-Peer Lending Players In Vietnam

A new company called Lendbiz was recently set up in Hanoi. The company offers a peer-to-peer lending platform targeted at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam. Lendbiz joins other peer-to-peer lending platforms in Vietnam such as Timma, Vaymuon and

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Top Charts and Tables from UOB State of Fintech in ASEAN Report

The financial services industry in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has seen an increase in fintech adoption fueled by the rapid adoption of technology, supportive regulatory regimes and the large population of financially underserved individuals and businesses,

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Cambodia Fintech Startup Report, Fintech Startup Map and Infographic

With some 25+ startups, Cambodia’s fintech startup landscape remains modest but is nevertheless growing steadily, according to a new report. Unsurprisingly, payment and remittance is the most crowded space with 16 startups. These include Wing, a mobile banking services provider

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New Report Emphasizes Importance of Fintech in Improving Financial Inclusion

Fintech has the potential to dramatically improve financial inclusion, according to a report by the Brookings Institution, an American research group. Incumbents, new entrants, government agencies and policymakers must collaborate in order to harness the full potential of fintech. The

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Top 10 Money Transfer Apps in Asia

For many developing countries in the world, remittances play a key role in their economies, contributing to economic growth and to the livelihoods of those nations. In 2016, more than US$440 billion went to developing countries that involved 250 million

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Fintech Takes Off In Indonesia

Investment in fintech startups is set to hit a record hit in 2017 with an estimated 50 deals to close this year, according to an analysis by CB Insights. While the overall industry is gaining traction from both consumers and

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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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Grab Plans 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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