Vietnam

Optimism and Opportunities Surrounding the Vietnam Card and Payment Industry

Ken Research announced its latest publication on “The Cards and Payments Industry in Vietnam: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020” offer insights on the changing trends and key issues within the Vietnam Cards and Payment Industry. The publication includes an

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Vietnam Banks Dominate ASEAN Top 100 – But The Future’s in Your Pocket

Vietnamese lenders make up a fifth of the top 100 ASEAN banks in 2016 says The Banker, a leading financial industry publication. It is an interesting situation. Vietnam’s banks actually have 19 representatives on the top 100 list this year,

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6 Fintech Startups From Hanoi, Vietnam to Watch

Although still nascent, Vietnam’s fintech sector is growing steadily. A report released in May by Global Information, highlighted the sector’s huge potential in Vietnam. Startups that are leveraging technology, digital platforms and peer-to-peer business models are creating competitive pressures on

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Are These 2 Vietnamese E-Wallet Alternatives Better Than Paypal?

E-wallets are becoming a key staple for expats, travelers and digital nomads all over the world. But what is the easiest, safest and most convenient E-Wallet for managing your money away from home? The thing about E-wallets is that they

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6 Fintech Startups From Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam to Watch

With a little over 30 players, Vietnam’s fintech startup scene is still quite small and yet, industry experts and observers are confident of the sector’s tremendous potential given the country’s massive Millennial population and high Internet and mobile phone penetration

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Timo Went Social With Social Invites, TimoMe and Timo MasterCard

3 months after launch, Timo bank application, which is powered by VPBank has acquired over 10,000 new accounts. For the next evolution of Timo, new social features and a new product will be launched this month. At the award ceremony #TimoFriends, Social Invites was

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Winners of Vietnam Rice Bowl Startup Awards

On the night of August 13, the Vietnam Rice Bowl Startup Awards has revealed winners for 7 categories: Startup of the Year, Best Newcomer, Founder of the Year, Best Disruptor, Startup Journalist of The Year, Best Social Enterprise of The Year and Developer Hero.

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TransferWise Begins Money Transfer Service To Vietnam

TransferWise, one of the UK’s hottest fintech unicorns, has begun serving the Vietnamese market, only supporting inbound money transfers (for now?). Transfers to Vietnam have gone live yesterday and are being charged 1.5% per transaction, or 95,000 VND for transfers

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Bitcoin Remittance Startup Bitspark Expands Southeast Asia Coverage

Bitspark, a bitcoin remittance startup, has expanded its Southeast Asia coverage, announcing a new partnership with Malaysian Vitaxel Group. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Bitspark provides a bitcoin remittance solution and currently serves Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. By signing a

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