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Forex vs Stocks Trading: Choosing the Best Investment

Leading CFD and online trading platform XM highlights the importance of proper education for successful trading. What’s the best way to Invest your hard-earned savings? This is the most common question that confronts today’s new generation of traders and investors

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VCs, Industry Players Bullish on Long-Term Prospects Despite ‘Crypto Winter’

The cryptocurrency market is down significantly since the end of 2021, with the overall market losing nearly 70% of its value from its last all-time-high levels of nearly US$3 trillion in November 2021. But despite what some are referring to

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GTN Appoints New Global Head of Fintech to Push Global Expansion Plans

Global Trading Network (GTN), a fintech-powered global trading and investment ecosystem, has appointed Ankit Shah as Global Head of Fintech as it continues strengthening its management team. As Global Head of Fintech, he will strengthen and grow GTN’s proposition for

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Rise of Super-Apps Puts Pressure on Incumbents

In Asia, bigtechs and new digital banking challengers are rapidly gaining ground, forcing incumbent banks to rethink their business strategy and become a part of the super-app ecosystem, a new report by Finextra, in association with Infosys Finacle and OneSpan,

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4 Ways Alternative Data Is Improving Fintech Companies in APAC

Various categories of fintech firms – Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), digital lending, payments and collections – are increasingly leveraging predictive models built using artificial intelligence and machine learning to support core business functions such as risk decisioning. According to

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4 Trends That Will Shape Financial Services in a Post-COVID World

The groundswell of digitalisation that forced whole industries and services online in 2020 during the early onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, only continued growing in 2021 despite the return to office-based work and vaccine rollouts across the globe. Corporations, SMEs,

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BaaS Needs to Double Down on Cross-Industry Partnerships to Fuel Growth

Banking as a Service (BaaS) is seen as one of the biggest opportunities in financial services and is experiencing rapid growth in APAC. Indeed, almost 9 out of 10 APAC executives surveyed by Finastra said they had already implemented BaaS

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Demand for Sustainable Finance on the Rise in APAC

Across Asia-Pacific (APAC), sustainable finance services are growing in popularity among consumers. But despite rising demand for greener and more sustainable products, skepticism remains over how strongly banks are committed to their sustainability agenda. This is according to a new

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APAC Financial Institutions Struggle to Make Use of Their Data in a Timely and Effective Manner

Despite realizing the opportunities brought about data and analytics, banks and financial institutions in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are still struggling to draw critical insights from their data in an effective and timely manner. This is one of the findings drawn from

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Singapore SMEs Struggle to Secure Financing

In Singapore, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to secure sufficient financing from traditional lenders, with most still largely relying on their personal networks to support their business, findings from a new study by cloud banking startup Mambu show.

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