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Digital Banking Heats up in Vietnam Amid COVID-19, Booming E-Commerce Sector

In Vietnam, digital banking development is accelerating on the back of rapid fintech adoption, a booming e-commerce industry and the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus have pushed consumers towards online

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3 Hurdles Vietnam has to Overcome to Become a Fintech Leader

The fintech industry has been growing steadily in Vietnam, fueled by increasing smartphone and Internet penetration, the country’s young population, and its rising middle class. According to the lastes Fintech Map  the number of fintech companies in Vietnam has increased

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Top 5 Coworking Spaces for Fintechs in Vietnam

Vietnam’s fintech industry, though still nascent, has witnessed significant growth over the past couple of years. As of mid-2019, the country was home to 154 fintech companies which had attracted a total of US$1.1 billion in investment, according to Lam

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Vietnam Central Bank Drops Plan to Cap Foreign Ownership in E-Payment Companies

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has scrapped its initial plan to limit foreign ownership of locally registered e-payment companies to 49% after consulting with experts and industry participants, according to a VN Express report. In a note released earlier

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32 Non-Bank Organizations Licensed Providing Payment Services In Vietnam: The Complete Updated List

In December 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Circular No. 39/2014/TT-NHNN which sets a series of rules banks and non-bank organizations in Vietnam must follow in order to be permitted to offer intermediary payment services such as

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Vietnam’s Mobile Payments Landscape Sees Strong Developments

Vietnam’s mobile payments landscape has continued to evolve on the back of strong growth and expansion coming from industry players, investment deals, and efforts by the government to establish a favorable environment for the industry to thrive. Vietnamese retailer Saigon

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A Review of Vietnam’s Fintech Industry in 2019

As of September 30, Vietnam ranked second in ASEAN in terms of fintech funding, attracting 36% of the region’s fintech investment in 2019, second only to Singapore (51%), according to a joint report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), United Overseas Bank (UOB),

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A Map of Vietnam’s Proptech Ecosystem

Proptech is rapidly growing in Vietnam, fuel by the country’s young demographics, tech savvy population and available funding and incentives for tech startups, according to JLL Vietnam, a commercial real estate services firm. In Vietnam, the development of proptech has

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New Alternative Lending and Micro Lending Players in Vietnam

Since 2013, consumer lending in Vietnam has increased strongly, driven by robust economic growth and a rising middle-class. Over 2014 – 2018, the top 11 Vietnamese banks, whose combined loans make up roughly 70% of system loans, had expanded their

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Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s recently updated list, there are currently 30 licensed non-bank payment intermediary intermediary services in the country with

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