Tag "Asia Pacific (APAC)"

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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How Are Asia’s Leading Lenders Leveraging Artificial Intelligence?

In Asia Pacific (APAC), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are increasingly being deployed in credit and risk functions for improved credit assessment, credit scoring and fraud detection. Moving forward, AI will no longer be an option for banks

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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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Less Than 5% of the World’s 400 Neobanks are Profitable

Neobanking has been one of the most talked-about fintech segments of the past decade, a buzzing industry that’s seen an average of 68 new ventures being launched each year since 2017, data from consulting firm Simon-Kucher show. But despite the

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Fintech Companies in Southeast Asia Raised US$1.4B in Q1 2022

After underwhelming performances in 2020, fintech funding in Southeast Asia regained some of its strength in 2021, a dynamism that remained in Q1 2022. During the first quarter of the year, Southeast Asian fintech companies raised a total of US$1.4

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Banks Plan on Tripling their Use of Cloud by 2025

Though cloud adoption in the banking industry has increased steadily over the past years, adoption is projected to accelerate significantly as bank seek to automate processes, apply advanced analytics to data, and enhance their ability to embed partners like fintechs.

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APAC Regulators Accelerate Fintech Regulatory Efforts Amid Rapid Digitalisation

In Asia Pacific (APAC), regulators have been redrawing the regulatory perimeter to take account of new products and services emerging as a result of fintech innovation and emerging technologies. But with COVID-19 accelerating the adoption of digital financial services, financial

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Meet the Fintechs in Financial Times’ Top 500 High-Growth APAC Companies

The Financial Times (FT) has released its fourth annual ranking of growth champions in Asia-Pacific (APAC), recognizing the region’s fastest growing companies. The FT ranking, compiled with data partner Statista, aims to identify the APAC companies with the strongest revenue

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BNPL Predicted to Be Singapore’s Fastest Growing Online Payment Method by 2025

In Singapore, alternative payment methods including buy now, pay later (BNPL) arrangements and digital wallets, are surging in popularity. By 2025, fintech software provider FIS projects that these payment methods will make up half of online payments, with BNPL forecasted

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Asian Firms Are Quick to Embrace Zero Trust Security Framework, Okta Survey Says

Over the past year, organisations in Asia have embraced the zero trust security framework at a fast pace, recognising the need to upgrade their IT security strategy to address the ongoing digital shift, according to a new survey by Okta,

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