7 Asia-Focused Fintech Webinars and Podcasts to Watch and Listen Now

7 Asia-Focused Fintech Webinars and Podcasts to Watch and Listen Now

by January 28, 2022

Asia has become a hotspot of digital innovation in the global financial and banking sector, aided by the region’s young, digitally-savvy population, rapid digital adoption, and government support to advance financial inclusion.

To help fintech professionals keep up with the region’s burgeoning digital finance landscape, experts and industry participants regularly participate in webinars and podcasts to share their experiences in deploying the latest technologies, the challenges they face, and the hottest trends in the space to watch out for.

Here we’ve compiled a list of seven webinar sessions and podcasts focusing on Asia’s fintech industry. These episodes delve into emerging trends, the most urging issues the sector faces, as well as key developments in areas such as green finance, big data, but also fintech regulation.

Webinar: What’s Next for the Buy Now Pay Later Revolution?

What’s Next for the Buy Now Pay Later Revolution-


Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) has emerged as one of the hottest trends in fintech recently with startups raising massive funding rounds and incumbent banks eager for a piece of the action.

The rise of this form of fast credit has brought on new dimensions of risk from defaults to fraud which led to regulators looking to regulate this fast-growing segment.

In this webinar, Fintech News Malaysia’s Vincent Fong is joined by  Marnix Zwart, Global Head of Partnerships at Standard Chartered Bank, Chayan Hazra, Head of Payment Business – APAC at Pine Labs, Trina Yeung, CFO at Atome Financial and Anindya Datta, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Mobilewalla.

The panel will discuss how fintech firms can leverage alternative data to gain competitive advantage, learn how to minimise consumer defaults, and make predictions for the next stage of growth for BNPLs.

Register here

Digital Transformation & Leadership Podcast

Digital Transformation & Leadership Podcast-


For this podcast, Payoneer has partnered with AirAsia to explore the evolution of digital transformation in Asia-Pacific (APAC), delving into how businesses can leverage payments to foster business growth, sharing digital transformation trends and predictions for 2022, and discussing how COVID-19 has accelerated the digital adoption spectrum.

The podcast features Nagesh Devata, SVP APAC at Payoneer, an online money transfer and digital payment services provider; Mohamad Hafidz, Head of Payments & Financial Services at AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline; and is hosted by Danny Levy, Managing Director at Worldwide Business Research/WBR Insights, a business-to-business (B2B) research and events business.

Listen to the podcast here.

Indonesia: ASEAN’s next digital banking battleground (Webinar Replay)

ASEAN’s next digital banking battleground (Webinar Replay)


In 2021, Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority (OJK) introduced new regulations for digital banks, paving the way for greater innovation in the financial ecosystem and increased adoption of digital banking services in Southeast Asia’s largest market.

In this episode Finastra’s webinar series, Fintech News Malaysia’s Vincent Fong is joined by Tjandra Gunawan, President Director & CEO of Bank Neo Commerce (formerly known as Bank Yudha Bhakti); Darmadi Sutanto, Deputy President Director, Bank BTPN; Calvin Boo, Head, Retail Banking, Global Solutions Consulting APAC, Finastra; and Tony, Deputy Director, Banking Research and Regulation Department, OJK; to explore the state of digital banking in Indonesia, hear expert insights on how digital banks will reshape the industry, and understand how stakeholders should evolve to keep up with the increasingly competitive landscape.

Register to listen to the replay here.

Why Customer Data is The Next Battleground for Digital Banking (Webinar Replay)

Why Customer Data is The Next Battleground for Digital Banking (Webinar Replay)


A changing regulatory landscape, evolving customer expectations and technological advances are leading to a drastic shift in the banking ecosystem, forcing banks to evolve and embrace a data-driven approach.

In this episode of Fintech Fireside Asia, Fintech News Malaysia’s Vincent Fong speaks with Henry Nguyen, CEO of Vietnam’s digital banking platform Timo; Haymans Fung, Chief Customer Officer of Hong Kong’s virtual bank Mox; Kanags Surendran, Regional Head, Digital of Malaysian banking group CIMB; and Dorel Blitz, VP Strategy & Business Development of fintech software specialist Personetics; to hear their experiences in deploying artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data-intensive technologies.

The panel also shares key insights on the trends they’ve observed in the industry, and discusses some of the challenges they’ve faced in moving towards data-driven banking.

Watch the session in replay here.

Webinar: The Role of Technology in Green Finance – The Green Shoots Series 2021

The Role of Technology in Green Finance – The Green Shoots Series 2021


In this webinar, part of the 2021 Singapore Fintech Festival, a panel comprising of experts from the public sector and finance industry shares their views on sustainable finance and how Singapore can become a leader in Asia and globally in green finance.

The webinar starts off with a keynote by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), who discusses the role of technology in Singapore’s ambitions as a green finance hub for the region.

The virtual event then follows with a panel discussion moderated by Tek Yew Chia, Partner, Oliver Wyman, and featuring Connie Chan, Managing Director, Investment, Temasek; Herry Cho, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, SGX; Puneet Chaddha, Member, SFA Sustainability Committee; and Sopnendu Mohanty, MAS.

Watch the session in replay here.


Podcast: Building blocks of Embedded Finance in the Philippines

Building blocks of Embedded Finance in the Philippines


In this episode of the Asia Pacific Series, Voice of Fintech speaks to John Januszczak, President & CEO of UBX, a fintech venture studio created by the Unionbank of the Philippines.

Founded in 2018, UBX was initiated to positively impact financial inclusion and business growth through technology. UBX operates in Singapore and the Philippines, and has received numerous awards, being recognized as the Fastest Growing Fintech Company in South East Asia in 2020 by UK-based Global Brands Magazine, as well as the Best Digital Community Impact Initiative in South East Asia by 2020 by Capital Finance International (CFI.co).

In this podcast, Januszczak delves into UBX’s partnership with the Cardano Foundation, the opportunity for building the underlying financial pipes for the embedded finance economy, the crypto opportunity in the Philippines, and the state of fintech in the country.

Listen to the podcast here.

Podcast: Cost is what you should focus on if you invest for the long-term

Cost is what you should focus on if you invest for the long-term


In this episode of Frontier Fintech Podcast, hosts Nat Wittayatanaseth, a Southeast Asia-based fintech and cryptocurrency venture capitalist, and Michael Waitze, Founder of Michael Waitze Media, speak with Samuel Rhee, Founding Partner & CIO of Endowus, a Singapore-based wealth platform.

For this episode, Rhee talks about the future of wealth management, delving into the downsides of using robo-advisory platforms, why the distribution model in wealth management should change, how funds and brokers make money and what makes Endowus different, and how bridges the gap for Southeast Asian customers to access global institutional funds.

Listen to the podcast here.