Blog

Hong Kong’s Top 11 Fintech Influencers

With financial services accounting for 16% of its GDP and employing 236,000 people, or 6% of total employment in Hong Kong, it comes with little surprise that the region has made fintech one of its top priorities. Hong Kong, one

Read More

Fintech Regulation in Asia: How Singapore, HK, Korea, Japan, China, India Are Doing it

In 2015, Asia’s fintech startups attracted US$4.5 billion in venture capital funding through 130 deals, making the region the second biggest player in terms of venture capital following North America with US$7.7 billion through 378 deals. According to a report

Read More

Could InsurTech Revolutionise Insurance Into a Utility, as Accessible as Electricity?

  Imagine a time when oil lamps dimly lit up streets. If you had a privilege of having one of those contraptions outside your home, you would be forgiven for not feeling overly joyous, majority of the time. While it

Read More

Is Returning Asian Talent Key to the Budding South-east Asian Economy?

South-east Asia’s rapid economic progression is bringing it further up the ladder in the global race to capitalist success, and with this boom in local potential comes a new drive for white-collared talent. There is now an ever-expanding number of

Read More

A Profile of Smartphone Users in the Philippines

Smartphones have changed the way Filipinos communicate. There’s no doubt that communication technologies are making Filipinos more social, making sure they stay connected with their circle. In fact, the Philippines has been called the text-messaging capital of the world. With

Read More

Startup of The Month: Financial Markets Monitoring With Call Levels

Call Levels, a Singaporean fintech startup providing a cloud-based market monitoring and price alerts app, continues to see “exponential growth” as the company seeks to make financial services accessible to everyone and allow average investors to get accurate information and

Read More

The Uptake of Blockchain Technology

Ever heard of Bitcoin? It’s a digital currency that has been sending shockwaves through the financial investment markets ever since it was launched in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto. The concept, to many, is difficult to understand, but its rise in

Read More

A Look At The Asians Leading E-Payment Platforms

Southeast Asia continues to be a largely cash-in-hand economy, with 264 million unbanked adults across the region, concentrated largely in developing countries, such as Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Given the region’s huge potential for growth in financial inclusion and

Read More