Vietnam

Mobile Drives Internet Penetration and Habits in Vietnam, Says New Study

In Vietnam, mobile is driving Internet penetration and is changing the habits of online consumer, significantly impacting two key consumer groups: users in rural areas, and consumers aged over 35 years, according to a new market research. The study, conducted

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Mobile Social Network VisiKard Lets You Pay and Manage Your Money On-The-Go

As commerce goes mobile and social networks become funnels for payments, the lines between social media, payments and mobile are starting to blur. This trend has led to the emergence of a new type of services that are blending payment

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Mobile Banking Surges in Asia

Mobile is already the largest banking channel by volume of transactions and its adoption by new customers is entering an exceptionally rapid phase. A survey (pdf) by McKinsey and Company found that across ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,

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Report: Banks Open Innovation Activities in Southeast Asia

Recently, I have been invited to speak at the Fintech meetup in Ho Chi Minh City. The theme of the event was “Bankers and Fintech Startups”, a perfect ground to present the findings of our research on banks open innovation

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Fintech in Vietnam: Mobile Payment Space Ripe for Rapid Growth

The mobile payment space in Vietnam is ripe for exponential growth and there are three main factors supporting the trend: the relatively young population (42.1% are under 25 years old), the rate of smartphone penetration surpassing 50%, and the majority

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Blockfin Asia – The Very First Fintech & Blockchain Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

First time ever in Vietnam, a fintech conference named Blockfin Asia will be held with the centric theme: “Exploring opportunities for organizations and regulators in SEA to leverage emerging Fintech and Blockchain technologies”. Sign up now at here with code FTVNSAVE10

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Timo – The First Digital-Only Bank in Vietnam

Banking in Vietnam had stood in place for decades before it’s moved to a new stage of Internet banking. For the first time ever, Vietnam has its first Digital Bank. First Mobile-Only Bank in Vietnam — Timo Timo stands for TIME & MONEY,

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Fintech Vietnam Boom Starts: Vietnamese Fintech Startup Raises US$28M From Goldman Sachs and Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) and Goldman Sachs have respectively invested US$25 million and US$3 million in M_Service, a Vietnamese fintech startup and the operator of mobile digital wallet MoMo. The deal marks the second publicly disclosed investment in M_Service by

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Vietnam’s Startup Scene In the Spotlight, Gets International Boost

Vietnam’s startup scene is in the limelight as the public and private sectors are multiplying initiatives to promote Vietnamese startups, entrepreneurship and innovation. 2015 was a fruitful year for the young and yet promising Vietnamese startup scene. Last year, the

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