Tag "Fintech"

A Review of Singapore’s Top Fintech Developments in 2019

In 2019, Singapore continued to pursue its ambition to become the world’s first Smart Nation with a leading Smart Financial Centre, inking partnerships with international peers, launching nationwide initiatives to further development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies, and introducing new

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The Most Well-Funded Fintech Startups in APAC by Country in 2019

Global fintech investment witnessed a massive surge in 2018 with most of that amount going towards companies in Asia Pacific (APAC). Out of the US$55.3 billion raised by fintech companies last year, 54% of that was raised by APAC companies,

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With Mobile Payments on the Rise, Creator of QR Codes Thinks It Needs a Security Revamp

QR Codes were first invented in 1994 by Japanese engineer Masahiro Hara. When it was created for Denso, they were originally used for manufacturing and issuing tickets and coupons. Never in Masahori Hara’s wildest dream did he imagine that his

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Asian Development Bank Report Suggests That Blockchain Can Help SMEs Gain Funding

Digital innovation and in particular blockchain technology can increase small business access to finance, according to a new study by Asian Development Bank. In a report, titled Fintech for Asian SMEs, ADB explores how technologies such as distributed ledger technology

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Thailand Has The Potential To Become A Key ASEAN Fintech Hub, Says EY

Boasting a large population of unbanked, high mobile and Internet penetration, and robust macroeconomic growth, Thailand has what it takes to become Southeast Asia’s next fintech powerhouse, according a new report by EY. A further testament supporting that notion is

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Fintech Sees Modest Growth in Sri Lanka as Old Habits Die Hard

In Sri Lanka, fintech holds many promises, and while local banks are investing heavily in digitalization, many challenges still need to be addressed before a real, dynamic fintech ecosystem emerges. When it comes to digital finance, it is safe to

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7 Recent Stories That Proves Singapore is a Leader in Fintech and Innovation

In Southeast Asia, Singapore has established itself as a fintech hub leading the way when it comes to investment and regulations. A combination of favorable rulings, supportive initiatives from both the private and public sector, an already dynamic startup ecosystem,

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5 Ecosystems Enablers and B2B Providers for Fintech Startups in Asia

The platform-based business model has taken hold in the digital economy, and the concept is quickly spreading to banking and financial services. Aided by widespread Internet and mobile access, fintech companies and progressive banks have started to make inroads into

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Fintech is the Single Largest Sector in Cambodia’s Startup Scene

With 78% of the population unbanked, only 3% population owning a credit card, and 13% using mobile payment, a new report seems to indicate that Cambodia’s fintech is poised for growth. The rise of fintech platforms and products could represent

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Philippines’ Ayala Corp Raising US$150-M Fund for Disruptive Early-Stage Startups

The Ayala Corporation, Philippines’ oldest conglomerate, is raising a new venture capital fund worth US$150 million, dedicated towards investing into early stage startups engaged in e-commerce, as well as what the company deems as disruptive technologies; like fintech, healthtech, artificial intelligence,

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