Tag "Asia Pacific (APAC)"

Digital Banking in Asia Sees Prime Time

Digital banks are proliferating in Asia on the back of favorable regulatory changes, market liberalization pushes by governments, and enhanced digital penetration by consumers. In Singapore’s digital banking race, the Monetary Authority of Singapore granted 4 digital banking licenses with

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Study: APAC Financial Institutions Embrace AI/ML

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in financial markets is accelerating. Though organizations in the Americas still lead in terms of AI/ML maturity and investment levels, those in APAC follow closely behind, according

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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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A Guide to Payment Regulations Across Asia Pacific

ASEAN Plus Group (APG), a group of law firms in Asia, has released a comprehensive guide to payment services regulations in Asia Pacific (APAC). The document, maps the latest state-of-play in the payments space in some of ASEAN’s biggest markets

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How to Adopt the Enhanced Version of 3-D Secure for Improved User Experience

Changing customer expectations, the ubiquity of mobile phones and an evolving regulatory landscape are rapidly making the 3D Secure (3DS) standard obsolete. To address customers’ demand for a frictionless e-commerce experience, market participants must adopt 3DS 2.0, experts say. What

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APAC Banks Ramp up Digital Transformation to Prepare for Next Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic, the entry of digital banks as well as changing customer expectations are accelerating banks’ digital transformation plans. In Asia Pacific (APAC), 44% of the top 250 banks are now focused on completing their “connected core” transformation and

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Insurtech Picking up Steam in Asia

Insurtech is evolving rapidly in Asia with players taking big steps forward and deal counts multiplying as the growing wealth and middle class in huge markets like China, India and part of Southeast Asia, are bringing in opportunities for incumbents,

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63% of APAC Customers Willing to Switch to Challenger Banks in 5 Years

63% of banking customers in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are likely to use digital banking services offered by neobanks and challenger banks by 2025, highlighting the urgency for banks to innovate, according to the Fintech and Digital Banking 2025 report by Backbase

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