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New Regulations Set to Boost Fintech in Japan

With changing regulations, increasing investments and support from domestic banks, fintech is poised to take off in Japan. Lots have happened in Japan since the beginning of the year for fintech with a number of new rulings and moves from

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Top 50 Fintechs in China

KPMG has released a new report naming the top 50 fintech ventures in China, which include Ant Financial, Baidu Finance, Dianrong.com, WeBank and Zhongan Insurance. The report, titled 2016 China Leading Fintech 50, aims at promoting the industry’s growth by highlighting

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Preparing for 2020: Hong Kong Financial Services’ Top 5 Priority Responses

The pace of global change in financial services continues to accelerate as market incumbents, emerging FinTech startups and newcomers of every kind try to offer more sophisticated yet convenient means of moving money. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than

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7 Fintech Events in Hong Kong To Attend

Hong Kong is making a move to challenge Singapore and others as the dominant location for fintech in Asia. Hong Kong in specific led the growth of the blockchain market in northeast Asia, with its friendly regulatory frameworks and policies

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9 Incubators, Accelerators and Startup Programs For Singaporean Fintech Ventures

The following list complements a previous article we published in September 2015 which included a selection of some of Singapore’s most notorious incubators and accelerator programs including Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore – which will open up applications for startups on November

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Fintech In Personal Banking Landscape in Southeast Asia

After Singapore’s central bank made the decision in 2015 to turn the country into the fintech hub of Asia, fintech has suddenly become the new buzzword across the South East Asian region. South East Asia has long been at the

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Ant Financial Worth US$75B, Considers IPO in HK Next Year, All Facts you Have to Know about Alipay

Ant Financial, Alipay’s parent company and Alibaba’s financial-services affiliate, is said to be worth US$75 billion, according to Elinor Leung, the head of telecom and Internet research at CLSA in Hong Kong. According to a Bloomberg report, Leung estimates that

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How Pokemon GO Influenced The Stock Market And Economy

Since its release, Pokemon Go has been breaking records in both the Apple and Android app stores. Apart from being one of the most popular mobile games ever, what impact has Pickachu and his pals had on businesses? In this

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Unqualified P2P Chinese Platforms Under New Policy

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) on 24th August officially released “Interim Measures for Administration of Peer-to-Peer Lending Information Intermediaries” (hereafter referred to as “Measures”). An information intermediary rather than a financial institution defines a P2P lending institution or platform.

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Chaos Among Chinese School Students Taking Out Unregulated Loans

While China’s Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) doesn’t allow banks to issue credit cards to college students below 18, they tend to find alternative methods of paying their studying loans, like “naked” loans through P2P lending platforms. There have even been

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