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What Happened to Fintech Singapore’s Previous Pick of Hottest Fintech Startups?

In mid 2016, after sifting through copious amounts of reports, studies and our own internal evaluations we’ve come up with a definitive list of the 30 hottest fintech startups in Singapore. (an updated list for 2019 is also available here)

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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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7 Fintech Startups from Vietnam to Watch out for in 2019

With a little over 70 fintech companies raising only US$3 million in 2017, Vietnam’s fintech ecosystem remains relatively small and still in its early stage when compared to other ASEAN markets such as Singapore or Indonesia. Yet, the Vietnamese fintech

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10 Hot Fintech Startups from India to Watch Closely

India’s fintech ecosystem has evolved significantly with considerable efforts from financial institutions, startups, the government, venture capitalists and regulators to create a favorable environment for fintech innovation that’s conducive of collaboration. According to a Yes Bank report, the transaction value

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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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P2P Lending Activity Accelerates in Vietnam

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is becoming increasingly popular in Vietnam with new players entering the market and regulators moving forward with creating a favorable environment. In September, a new company called Megalend Viet Nam Investment and Trading Corporation made its debut

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Vietnam: Rise of E-Commerce Paving the Way for Digital, Mobile Payments Boom

Although Vietnam remains a cash-dominant economy, evidences suggest that digital and mobile payments are rapidly growing. According to Harmander Mahal, head of retail banking at Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, the rise of e-commerce in Vietnam is paving the way for

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Cambodia Sees Growing Mobile Payment Industry

While cash remains the undisputed king in Cambodia, the growth of digital transactions and mobile payments is providing tremendous opportunities for fintech ventures and solutions to serve the unbanked and transform the country’s financial landscape. High mobile phone usage and

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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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