Tag "Southeast Asia"

Where Does The Future of Payments Lie For South East Asia?

The payment space in South East Asia is a hotbed for innovation with many players vying for a piece of the action, we’re seeing many exciting things happening in this space from interoperable QR payments to central bank-backed digital currencies.

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7 Fintechs in South East Asia That’s Making Financial Inclusion Its Mission

Over 70% of adults in Southeast Asia currently lack sufficient access to financial services and millions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region still face large funding gaps. The underbanked and unbanked is often overlooked by incumbent banks

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5 Cybersecurity Startups Serving Fintechs and FSIs in Southeast Asia

Technology and digitalization are changing the way we spend, save and lend, and with more and more products and services being delivered online, cybersecurity and fraud have become a major area of concern for fintechs and the financial services industry.

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In Southeast Asia’s Virtual Banking Race, Incumbents Might Have An Early-Mover Advantage

In Southeast Asia, the imminent entrance of virtual banks is set to shake up the banking industry. But despite the potential disruption these are expected to bring, incumbent banks have a lead in the digital banking race, according to a

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Most Are Still Afraid to Invest in Crypto Despite Increased Awareness, OECD Survey Shows

Despite awareness of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) being high and interest in investing in this new asset class being strong, ownership of cryptocurrencies and tokens issued through ICOs is still low in Southeast Asia, according to a research

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Research Highlights Top Tech Trends in APAC to Watch out for in 2020

In Asia Pacific (APAC), #blockchain was in the top five most used hashtags around banking this year, with respondents in Malaysia being more likely than those in other countries to vote it as the most transformative of 2020, according to

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In Southeast Asia, 50% of Financial of Financial Authorities Have Developed Regtech Initiatives

50% of financial authorities in Southeast Asia have developed regtech initiatives, showcasing a wider trend among regulators across the region as these increasingly turn to technology to help them adapt to the changing financial services landscape, according to a new

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The Digital Ecosystems That Will Help Indonesia Reach 80% Financial Inclusion

The Southeast Asia Internet Economy Report 2019 by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company predicts that Indonesia’s digital economy will more than triple to US$133 billion in 2025, driven largely by increasing acceptance by its more than 260 million population.

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20 Upcoming Fintech and Blockchain Events in Asia Pacific to Attend in 2019

As Asia Pacific’s fintech industry rapidly grow, so does the events that surround it. With new events spawning every day it’s hard to keep track of which ones are worth your time and which ones aren’t. Here 22 events handpicked

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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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