Tag "Southeast Asia"

E-Commerce Payment Trends in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian economies performed remarkably well in 2020 despite the pandemic. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates a contraction of 3.8% for the region in 2020, a modest figure when compared to the eurozone at 7.9% and Britain at 10.1%.

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Southeast Asia’s Young, Tech-Savvy Population Drives Rise of Data-Driven Banking

Southeast Asia’s young, digitally-savvy and unbanked populations are driving the rise of digital banking, forcing financial services companies to unlock the power of data to provide better, more personalised and more affordable products and services, explained Arvid Swartsenburg, Head of

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Fintech Sees Strong Growth in South East Asia as COVID-19 Skyrockets Digital Adoption

Despite COVID-19 headwinds, Southeast Asia’s digital economy has remained strong and resilient, adding 40 million people into the online space this year. Owing to the surge in digital adoption by customers and businesses, usage of digital financial services has jumped

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Southeast Asia Becomes Centre for Instant Cross-Border Payments Growth

Following in the footsteps of the European Union, ASEAN is moving towards having its very own Single European Payments Area (SEPA)-style payments network, making Southeast Asia a global focal point for cross-border real-time payments growth, according to a new report

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Finance Needs to Be Redefined for Good to Serve One Billion of Asia’s Unbanked

As a catalyst for digitalization, COVID-19 will further help improve financial inclusion in emerging economies, according to Wissam Khoury, head of international at Finastra. Home to an unbanked population of about 1 billions, Asia has experienced a boom in fintech

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A Booming Fintech Investment and Exit Landscape in South East Asia

Since 2015, foreign investment into Southeast Asia’s fintech companies has grown seven times, according to The Future of Fintech in Southeast Asia report by Dealroom, Finch Capital and MDI Ventures. Foreign investors’ surging participation in the Southeast Asian fintech sector

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Partnerships Between Fintechs and Financial Institutions Drive Faster Innovation in ASEAN’s Digital Banking Sector

In Singapore, the first digital banking licenses are expected to be granted by the end of this year, marking the debut of a new area in the city-state’s banking industry. In June last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

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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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