Indonesia

Amar Bank Launches Senyumku a “Digital-Only Bank” using Google Cloud

Amar Bank announced its collaboration with Google Cloud in introducing Senyumku, which they described as a digital-only bank launched in the Cloud. The collaboration is supported by FIS Cloud and Infofabrica, to enable the bank to utilize data analytics intelligence

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OVO’s P2P Lending Arm Taralite Secures License from Indonesia Financial Services Authority

OVO , a leading payments and financial services app in Indonesia, announced that its lending arm, Taralite, a peer-to-peer (p2p) lending services provider, has obtained a business license from the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK). This decree elevates Taralite from

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Facebook and Paypal Invests in Gojek to Join its Bid to Boost Digital Payments

Gojek announced today that Facebook and PayPal have joined Google, Tencent and others as investors in its current fundraise. This new investment will support Gojek’s mission to boost Southeast Asia’s digital economy, with a focus on supporting payments and financial

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Insurtech Qoala Raises US$ 13.5 Million Despite COVID-19 Funding Slump

Qoala an insurtech headquarted out of Jakarta, today announced its successful US$13.5 million Series A fundraise. The round was led by Centauri Fund – a JV between funds from South Korea’s Kookmin Bank and Telkom Indonesia. New investors in the

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The State of Finance App Marketing: Finance Apps on the Rise in Southeast Asia

AppsFlyer released its first edition of the State of Finance App Marketing report, which tracked 4.6 billion app installs across more than 3,000 different apps globally since H2 2017 to H2 2019, including the Southeast Asian markets of Indonesia, Philippines,

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10 Fastest Growing Fintechs in Indonesia According to IDC

IDC Financial Insights today released the 2020 update of its FinTech Fast 101 research which details a list of fast-growing fintechs in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) from 11 key markets. IDC’s FinTech Fast 101 research refers to fast-growing fintech players

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How is Indonesia’s Economy Coping with COVID-19?

The hullabaloo surrounding the most contagious global pandemic in recent years is having a devastating impact on the Indonesian economy. According to Statista, 57% of Indonesians believe that the current COVID-19 outbreak will have a major impact on the national

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5 Emerging Fintech Startups from Indonesia to Watch in 2020

The Indonesian fintech industry witnessed steady growth in 2019 with several companies in the sector reaching notable scale and recognition. Ovo, a digital wallet, emerged as the country’s fifth startup unicorn, while several others, including Akulaku, a consumer installment loan

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Standard Chartered Goes Big on Platformification Strategy with Nexus

Today, Standard Chartered launched its “Banking as a Service” solution, nexus. Through nexus, digital platforms and ecosystems like e-commerce, social media or ride hailing companies, will be able to offer loans, credit cards and savings accounts co-created with the bank

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Indonesia’s is WeChat Pay and Alipay’s Next Battleground

The mobile payment scene in Indonesia is burgeoning, with research indicating that it will exceed US$ 15 billion by this year. This trend is largely driven by heavy investments into the space by major players like GoPay and OVO, alongside

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