Vietnam

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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The Promise of Fintech in Vietnam. A Culture of Cash

In 2002, according to Plastic Money, there were only nine foreign-operated ATMs (ANZ, HSBC, and Citibank) in the entire country with 79 locally-operated ATMs (all State-owned banks) and slightly more than 5,000 point-of-sale (POS) terminals across Vietnam. Between 2011-2015, the State

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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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Bitcoin Guru A. Antonopoulos Kicks Off Southeast Asian Tour in Cambodia and Vietnam

Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a technologist, serial entrepreneur and one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in the bitcoin space, is about to begin a Southeast Asian tour, starting with Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Antonopoulos

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Vietnam’s FE Credit Secures US$100M Loan from Credit Suisse

VPBank Finance Company Limited (FE Credit) has announced the completion of the procedure for a US$100 million syndicated loan. The capital will be used to supplement FE Credit’s working capital and will help the company further develop its domestic consumer

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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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Blockchain Remittance Platforms Enters Vietnam

OKLink, a next generation global settlement platform, announced today the launch of real-time transfers to Vietnam. Companies on the OKLink network can now transfer up to US$10,000 per transaction to a Vietnam bank account, cash pickup, or mobile wallet for

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