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Experian Leads US$20M First Close of Series B1 Investment in CompareAsiaGroup

Experian, a global information services provider, is leading the US$20 million first close of Series B investment in CompareAsiaGroup, a comparison site with significant presence across Asia. Founded in 2014, CompareAsiaGroup claims to reach 60 million users across six markets

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Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s recently updated list, there are currently 30 licensed non-bank payment intermediary intermediary services in the country with

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Philippines Introduces New Laws, Initiatives To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Philippines government is pushing for innovation and entrepreneurship, introducing new regulations and programs to support young companies, and leading numerous projects to bring convenient e-government public services to the masses. The Philippines Innovation Act The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte,

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Thailand Has The Potential To Become A Key ASEAN Fintech Hub, Says EY

Boasting a large population of unbanked, high mobile and Internet penetration, and robust macroeconomic growth, Thailand has what it takes to become Southeast Asia’s next fintech powerhouse, according a new report by EY. A further testament supporting that notion is

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Paying Attention To The Right Signals

Around the world, from sector to sector, companies are locked in a battle for growth. Facing intensifying competition, many are struggling to understand the wide variety of trade-offs customers are willing to make and the forces impacting their decisions. And

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Y-Combinator Backed Aspire Raises US$32.5 Million to Help SMEs Secure Working Capital

Y Combinator-backed Aspire announced today a US$32.5 million raise. Aspire is currently operating across Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. Leveraging on 3rd party financial service providers the company claims to provide SMEs with a 60-day, interest free credit line of

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Grab Partners with NTUC Income to Launch Microinsurance Product for Critical Illness

Grab’s insurance arm, GrabInsure and NTUC Income jointly unveiled their micro insurance plan. “Critical Illness: Pay Per Trip (CIPPT)” in Singapore today. The parties involved stated that this microinsurance scheme is designed for Grab drivers better protect themselves against critical

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