Tag "Indonesia"

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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Why Indonesia needs Fintech?

Southeast Asia’s largest economy would rather use fintech platforms for their financial needs rather than the country’s more well-established banking institutions with regulations being proposed to safeguard investors and borrowers alike, Indonesia’s fintech industry is set to expand even further.

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Indonesia Turn to E-Payment Services as the Sector Takes the Lion’s Share in Local Fintech Market

With the proliferation of e-commerce, 43% of the fintech players in Indonesia are in the payment sector, with offerings ranging from mobile payment to payment gateway, according to the Indonesia Fintech Association (IFA) report 2017. The growth of e-commerce  has

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Cermati Secured Series A Extension Funding from Orange Growth Capital

Indonesia’s financial e­-commerce provider, Cermati, has raised seven-digit USD funding from Orange Growth Capital (“OGC”), one of the leading European and Asian FinTech VCs. Cermati will use the additional funding to expand the team, bolster its product offering and further

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Alibaba Founder Appointed As Malaysia’s Digital Economy Advisor Amid Digital Free Trade Zone Initiative

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has been appointed as Malaysia’s digital economy advisor as the government looks to boost the country’s e-commerce and Internet sector, and create new opportunities for Malaysia. Prime minister Datuk Seri

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New Fintech Report Highlights Indonesia’s Untapped Digital Finance Opportunity

With a population of over 255 million people – among which 60% are digital native – and growing mobile phone and Internet penetration rates, Indonesia has been perceived as an untapped market opportunity, according to a new report by Fintechnews.

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