Tag "Fintech"

A Profile of Smartphone Users in the Philippines

Smartphones have changed the way Filipinos communicate. There’s no doubt that communication technologies are making Filipinos more social, making sure they stay connected with their circle. In fact, the Philippines has been called the text-messaging capital of the world. With

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Banking On Social Networks Is Real And It’s Coming; Chat Banking

Social media have changed the way we socialize, interact, consume, and will soon change the way we bank and manage our finances. Admit it, Facebook is the first app you open when you wake up in the morning or while

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China, A Frontrunner In The Fintech Race

China’s open and supportive regulatory environment, highly developed Internet and e-commerce sector, and growing demand for alternative finance solutions, have allowed the country’s fintech industry to flourish in the last few years. Today, China stands as a frontrunner in Internet finance. By the

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Singapore’s 30 Most Influential Fintech Experts and Social Media Gurus

Singapore is definitely the spot to keep an eye on when it comes to fintech in Asia. With one of the world’s most supportive governments in this regard, Singapore and its vibrant fintech ecosystem is growing fast and steadily. Fintechnews

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Hong Kong’s Fintech Industry: Opportunities, Challenges and Success Stories

In the race to become Asia’s fintech hub, Singapore and Hong Kong are undeniably the two most well placed to claim the title. Singapore and Hong Kong, two of the Four Asian Tigers, are global financial centers which rely on

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Fintech and Blockchain Struggle to Take Off in Vietnam

Next week, BlockFin Asia in collaboration with Viet Youth Entrepreneurs, will bring together regulators, bankers, investors and fintech experts to discuss the future of finance. The event, which will occur in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on June 15 and

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FinTech – Banking Disruption Myths from Alessandro Hatami

The technology and digital disruption on banking and financial services will profoundly change a very large, extremely profitable and well-established industry. Alessandro Hatami, a serial corporate entrepreneur with a passion for generating growth through digital innovation in payments and financial services, had observed and

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Fintech in Vietnam: Mobile Payment Space Ripe for Rapid Growth

The mobile payment space in Vietnam is ripe for exponential growth and there are three main factors supporting the trend: the relatively young population (42.1% are under 25 years old), the rate of smartphone penetration surpassing 50%, and the majority

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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

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