Tag "fintech ecosystem"

Fintech Set to Enter a New Phase in the Philippines

Strong fundamentals, a supportive regulator and a comprehensive cell phone coverage, are some of favorable attributes of the Philippine market set to drive the digital transformation of the country’s financial sector, according to a report released earlier this month by

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Vietnamese Banks Ramp up Fintech Development

Fintech is gaining popularity around the world including in Vietnam where experts and industry observers predict strong growth, driven by the country’s low banking penetration and young and increasingly affluent population. “Vietnam has strong growth potential for fintech development, and

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New Report Explores Singapore and London Strengths and Challenges as Fintech Hubs

Though Singapore and London have all the key elements to enable the emergence of thriving fintech ecosystems, challenges remain for the two locations which shouldn’t be undermined, including the need to collaborate. In a new international research report titled Fintech

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The Philippines Fintech Report 2018

With a population of over 100 million, just 31% of adults having a bank account, and a mobile penetration of 58%, the Philippines is a fertile ground for fintech innovation. Currently, only 4% of all transactions are made online in

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Kazakhstan Strives to Become an Attractive Destination for Fintech Startups

The Kazakhstan government is looking to turn its capital of Astana into an attractive destination for fintech companies as part of a broader plan to reduce the country’s dependence on the export of natural resources. Kazakhstan, the world’s largest landlocked

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Thailand Strives to Become Top Fintech Hub with Government Help

In the past year, the fintech industry in Thailand has witnessed significant growth but the latest push from the government is set to position the country as one of the region’s top fintech hubs. The Thailand government is putting a

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Fintech in Singapore: H1 2018 in Review

Singapore, the hub for fintech in Southeast Asia, has witnessed considerable development in the space in recent years, fueled by regulatory support from the government, a large pool of major banks looking to partner with fintechs, and a myriad of

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Why Asian Early Stage Fintech Startups Should Consider Switzerland

Switzerland’s advanced financial sector, business-friendly environment and supportive government, have helped create a first-class ecosystem for the fintech sector. Fintech in thriving in Switzerland, aided by initiatives from both the public and private sectors to foster innovation in the financial

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Singapore’s Fintech Startup Scene

As one of the gateways of the Asian financial market, Singapore represents an attractive spot in the region to enter the financial industry and is a hotbed for fintech. Over 200 banks have operational headquarters in Singapore and some of

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