Tag "Vietnam"

Vietnam Welcomes New Fintech Bachelor Program

On September 26, 2018, the National Economics University in Hanoi officially held a launch ceremony for the new International Bachelor Program in Financial Technology. Attending the event were Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat, principal of the school, Assoc. Prof. Jenho

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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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15 Fintech Influencers in Vietnam You Have to Know

In the last five years, Vietnam has witnessed the establishment of over 40 new fintech companies, such as online payment platforms Moca or MoMo, as well as the country’s first digital banking platform Timo, highlighting Vietnam’s nascent yet rapidly growing

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Vietnamese Firms Still Behind International Counterparts in Adopting Blockchain, AI: Survey

Vietnamese firms understand the need to adopt cutting-edge technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, yet only a few of them are actually using them, according to a report by Navigos Group, an online recruitment company and subsidiary of en-japan

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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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Digital Banking Sees Prosperous Future in Vietnam

Like the rest of emerging countries in Asia, digital banking penetration in Vietnam is on the rise. According to a survey by IDG Vietnam, 81% of respondents said they used digital banking solutions in 2017 compared to 21% in 2015.

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Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Vietnam

Fintech companies, which leverage technology and digital platforms to provide financial services at lower cost and wider, better access, have a key role to play in Vietnam where only 59% of the population have a formal bank account. A paper

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Vietnam Fintech Sector Report: All about Digital and Mobile Payments ?

Vietnam’s fintech industry is poised for growth as Internet and smartphone penetration rates continue to rise and as the government pursues its push for greater digitalization of the economy, according to a new report by consulting firm Solidiance. In 2017,

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27 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed To Provide Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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Private Equity Investments Take Off In Vietnam

Private Equity in Vietnam. The country kicked off the year 2018 with major investment deals in private equity, revealing investors’ confidence in the rapidly growing economy. In February, Malaysia-based investment fund Creador announced its plan to open an office in

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