Tag "Vietnam"

Vietnamese Startups, Entrepreneurs Warm Up To ICOs

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) have become the preferred fundraising method for players in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, enabling entrepreneurs and projects to raise over US$2 billion in 2017 alone. While ICOs have proven to be a successful way for

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Digital Payments: Cash Still King in Vietnam

Despite Vietnam’s high smartphone and mobile Internet penetration rates, consumer adoption of fintech solutions remains low with cash-payment habit being hard to change. “Vietnamese, including the unbanked, have already used their mobile for many activities in their everyday life, but

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Top Fintech Vietnam News from July/August 2017

Fintech Vietnam Meetup is back with another newsletter, July/August 2017 edition. With the fast pace of the recent developments in Fintech, there are a lot of local and international news that we would like to share with you today. A big thank you to all

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Vietnam’s Zalo Pay Brings Payments To Social Media in Vietnam

Zalo Pay, a product of ZION, is bringing mobile, contactless payments to Vietnam’s popular social media and messaging platform Zalo. Launched in 2012, Zalo is a free message and call mobile app used by 70 million people. Zalo entered the

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Fintech in Vietnam Update and new Infographic 2017

Vietnam’s fintech ecosystem is on the rise fueled by a surge in foreign investor interest and a desire from the government to boost fintech development. The launch of the SBV Steering Committee on Fintech in March hinted at the government’s

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The Hottest Digital Bank in Vietnam Just got Funding and a new Partner

Sun Life Vietnam Insurance Company Ltd. has entered into a 3-year partnership with Global Online Financial Solutions Ltd., the owner of Vietnam’s digital banking platform Timo. The partnership enables Timo to offer life and health insurance products and provide its customers

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Top Fintech Vietnam News from February 2017

Read here all the important fintech news around Fintech in Vietnam from January. You can subscribe to the monthly Fintech Vietnam Newsletter here. Fintech Saigon Meetup, March 9th Save the Date: Fintech Startup Investments Firechat with Eddie Thai from 500

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Top Fintech Vietnam News from January 2017

Read here all the important fintech news around Fintech in Vietnam from January. You can subscribe to the monthly Fintech Vietnam Newsletter here. Save The Date: Fintech Saigon Meetup, March 9th Save the Date: Fintech Startup Investments Firechat with Eddie Thai

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Vietnam Announces Major Initiative to Become Cashless by 2020

Vietnam’s deputy prime minister Vuong Dinh Hue has signed a policy decision aimed to dramatically reduce cash transactions and improve electronic payment methods by 2020, according to a report by Viet Nam News. The new plan would not only provide

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