Tag "Southeast Asia"

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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)

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More