Vietnam

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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3 Must-Have Fintech/Finance Apps for Expats in HCMC

Possibly the first thing you think about as an expat is money – how to manage it, where to store it, how to earn it, how to move it, etc. And as any expat in Ho Chi Minh will tell you, navigating the

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Crowdfunding in Vietnam – An Overview

Crowdfunding in Vietnam: Crowdfunding is a term that has just reached Vietnam within the last years and is therefore still a relatively new concept for the country. Crowdfunding is not only a source for raising funds from a larger community

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Vietnam’s Personal Finance App ‘Money Lover’

ZooStudio, the Vietnamese startup behind Money Lover, has added new features to its personal finance app, now allowing users to link accounts from 15 of the biggest banks in Vietnam as well as popular online services including Uber and PayPal.

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Momo – The Rising Star of Vietnam Fintech in Online Payments

With one-quarter of the population aged under 25, Vietnam has a real potential for disruptive technology to gain mainstream attention. Launched in June 2014, MoMo, a service of M_Service, which works both as an e-wallet and a payment app, has

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