Tag "Southeast Asia"

New Google, Temasek Report Explores Southeast Asia’s Massive E-Commerce Opportunity

Southeast Asia (SEA) is the world’s fastest growing Internet region and is expected to grow to more than US$200 billion by 2025, a trend mostly driven by the growth of first-hand e-commerce market, online media and online travel, according to

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Filipino Fintech Startup Brings Pawnbroking to the Digital Age

Aimed at solving the problem of expensive credit and interest in emerging countries, PawnHero has launched the first pawnshop operating in Southeast Asia that doesn’t have an actual physical outlet. In the Philippines, over 70% of the population has visited

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DBS Bank Report: Blockchain Technology to Unlock Southeast Asia’s Potential

The most transformative blockchains will be those that can work across geopolitical boundaries and Southeast Asia has the most potential that can be unlocked with this technology, according to a new report by DBS Bank. “Asia’s geopolitical context is unique

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Smartly.sg Announces Robo-Advisor for Singapore Targeted at Southeast Asian Millennials

Holding the promise of making investing easy, affordable and accessible to the greatest possible number of people, robo-advisors have already caused a stir in the UK and the US and are now winning market share in Asia. Infinity Partners, a

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Drastic Shifts in Behavior is Boosting Mobile Banking in Southeast Asia

Digital banking has become a serious business trend as Asian consumers are becoming more and more comfortable with using mobile and Internet channels for banking services. According to a report from McKinsey, the use of mobile and Internet channels for

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Infographic: Fintech Singapore Ecosystem as of January 2016

Singapore, which started as an independent, separate country in 1965, quickly grew from being a tiny underdeveloped country to becoming one of the 20th century’s most successful development story. How did that happen? Well, firstly, because the city-state knew how

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Cambodia Fintech: Leveraging Technology to Bank to Unbanked

With only 27% of Southeast Asia’s 600 million population having bank accounts, the region represents an untapped opportunity for fintech companies, in Cambodia these ventures that are leveraging technology to provide more efficient and cheaper banking and financial services. In

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20 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Banking Events in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Tired of crawling the Internet to find the hottest fintech events in your region? Need not worry. Today we’ve compiled a list of the 20 most important upcoming fintech and digital banking events and conferences in Singapore and Southeast Asia,

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CoinPip: Bringing Bitcoin to Southeast Asia

500 Startups-backed CoinPip seeks to disrupt the global remittances market by using bitcoin to facilitate domestic and international money transfers. Similarly to Bitspark and Toast, CoinPip enables low-cost global money transfers by leveraging Bitcoin’s blockchain. Users don’t need to have

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