Tag "Fintech Fireside Asia"

How The Insurance Sector is Undergoing a Massive Digital Overhaul

Innovation through new technologies has been a critical driver of change in the banking and financial sector, leading to efficiency gains, better risk management and new revenue streams. The insurance sector is no exception to such developments, with possibilities of

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Is Southeast Asia Entering Its Golden Age of Fintech?

Despite limited access to traditional banking services, rising smartphone penetration and rapid e-commerce growth have led to an increase in the use of digital financial services in Southeast Asia. Today, the region is emerging as a hotspot for fintech innovation

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Are Banks Ready to Say Goodbye to Passwords?

Passwords have been around for decades, having first been introduced back in the 1960s as a concept of authentication to cybersecurity. Since then, technology has evolved, consumer behavior has changed, and the cyber threat landscape has morphed into a complex

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BNPL Players Are Reinventing Online Commerce

These past few years have seen the exponential growth of the buy now, pay later (BNPL) arrangements, a trend that’s been fueled by the accelerated digital shift, and the surge in e-commerce activity. Now, that burgeoning industry is showing no

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In Banking, Data Become The “Differentiating Baseline”

In Asia, market liberalization pushes, coupled with changing customer behaviors and advances in technology, are forcing banks to move away from a product-centric approach to a customer-centric one where data become critical in guaranteeing the value and relevance of products

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Rise of Financial Crime 4.0 Calls for Use of Advanced Technologies

The continued proliferation of digital technologies and the ongoing shift to online channels have heralded a new age of financial crime, one marked by undefined geographies and increased sophistication of attacks. In light of this new reality, professionals in the

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Indonesia: An Insider’s View into ASEAN’s Fintech Crown Jewel

Indonesia’s fintech industry is entering a new era of growth and maturity, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, booming venture funding activity, and a proactive regulatory environment that has committed to fostering innovation to help improve financial inclusion, top executives from

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The Trillion Dollar Cross-Border Payments Market is Getting a Makeover

The trillion-dollar cross-border payments market is getting a revamp, fueled by technological advances, a changing regulatory landscape and a rush of new entrants promising to solve customers’ long-lasting pain points. During Fintech Fireside Asia’s latest panel discussion, top executives from

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Explosion of Data Fuels Demand for Regtech Amidst Growing Regulatory Complexity

The proliferation of data and an ever-so complex regulatory environment are driving the rise of regtech, forcing financial institutions to look for new ways and tools to comply, experts said during a panel discussion. During Fintech Fireside Asia’s latest virtual

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Are Buy Now Pay Later Schemes Evil?

Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) arrangements have surged in popularity over the past couple of years, but the global pandemic has further pushed that growth to new levels. Although BNPL providers are offering consumers with potentially better choices and deals, as well as

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