3 Hurdles Vietnam has to Overcome to Become a Fintech Leader

The fintech industry has been growing steadily in Vietnam, fueled by increasing smartphone and Internet penetration, the country’s young population, and its rising middle class. According to the lastes Fintech Map  the number of fintech companies in Vietnam has increased

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Banks View Digitising Trade Finance as a Top Priority

Around the world, banks are reconsidering their trade finance business model, viewing digitalization as one of the most important trends that will shape the industry in the coming years, according to a new survey. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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Evolving Regulatory Landscape Pushes Wealth Managers Towards Regtech Specialists

The rapidly changing regulatory landscape is pushing wealth and asset management companies to turn to specialist regtech providers, experts said. In a webinar that took place on August 25, 2020, Ralf Huber, co-founder of Swiss regtech firm Apiax, and Claire

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Going Contactless in the Light of COVID

The current pandemic situation across the world is known to many by the back of their hands. There is no doubt that major cities at this stage, some at lockdown and while others are slowly reopening up their economies, are

Read More Launches Fintech Philippines Report and Map 2020

2019 saw a boom for the Philippines’ digital payments space, where e-money transactions jumped to 36% to reach PHP 760 billion in value, the strongest rise across all payments transaction types. E-money transactions growth surpassed credit card and debit card

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Redefining Finance for Good: How DBS Responded to the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt shifted consumer behaviours dramatically, pushing businesses from across sectors to adapt to these new changes. Banks are similarly impacted by these changes as well. In partnership with Finastra, we’re running a series of interviews

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Interview: Blockchain Valley Ventures’ Expansion into Asia Pacific

Blockchain Valley Ventures recently welcomed Credit Suisse Private Banking’s former Global Head of Investments, Thomas Amstutz to the company as part of its growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Having both relocated from Switzerland to Singapore, sat down with

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Assessing the Resilience of SMEs Through the Current Economic Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be the perfect trigger to the current economic recession, but the global economy was already weak and debt levels were at all times high. When we published our annual report on the “Defaults and

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Finastra Leads Digital Banking Processing Platform List on Forrester’s Report

Finastra has topped the list on Digital Banking Processing Platforms (DBPP) for retail banking in a report released by independent research firm, Forrester. The report entitled “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Banking Processing Platforms (Retail Banking)” for the Q3 of 2020

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Visa Pushes for Greater Availability of Tap to Phone Payment Solutions in APAC

Visa is calling on the payments industry to accelerate the availability of Tap to Phone solutions in order to bring more micro and small businesses into the digital economy. Tap to Phone enables sellers to accept Visa contactless payments directly

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