Vietnam

Swiss IT Firm Zühlke Expands Its Global Network With New Vietnam Office

The Zühlke Group, a Swiss-based IT service management company, announced the opening of a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam scheduled for the first half of 2021. This latest addition has grown its network to 16 offices in

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MoMo Eyes Super App Status With the Close of US$100 Million Funding Round

Vietnamese e-wallet MoMo announced that it had raised US$100 million during its Series D funding round co-led by Goodwater, a Sillicon Valley fund and Warburg Pincus, according to a report by Reuters. New investors include Goodwater Capital, Kora Management and

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Contour Pilots Blockchain-Based Transaction in Vietnam

Contour, a blockchain trade finance network that’s formerly known as Voltron, announced that it has completed a pilot transaction between two textile companies with its blockchain network. The transaction was conducted between Tainan Spinning based in Taiwan and Century Synthetic

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Korean Unicorn Toss Join Forces With CIMB Vietnam to Launch CIMB-Toss Debit Card

CIMB Bank Vietnam and Viva Republica, the operator of Toss app, has jointly introduced the CIMB-Toss Debit Card following the success of the CIMB and Toss virtual card launched in July 2020. Launched in early December 2020, the debit card

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Shinhan Bank Vietnam Taps Finastra to Bolster Its Trading and Risk Platforms

Finastra, a financial services software and cloud solutions provider, announced that Shinhan Bank Vietnam has chosen to integrate its trading and risk platforms with the former’s Fusion Kondor and Fusion Risk solutions. The flexibility and efficiency offered by these solutions

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ABD: Low Financial Literacy Hampering Fintech Adoption in Vietnam

A new research conducted by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) has revealed a correlation between financial literacy and fintech adoption in Vietnam. The report calls for the country to put more effort into general and financial education programs to

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2020 Fintech Vietnam Report and Startup Map: Fintech Startups Tripled since 2017

Vietnam’s fintech startup landscape more than tripled in size between 2017 and 2020, growing from 44 startups in 2017 to now 118 startups, according to a new report produced by Fintech News Singapore. The Vietnam Fintech Report 2020 delves into

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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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Standard Chartered Thailand: First Blockchain Based Cross-Bank Letter of Credit

Thailand’s Standard Chartered completed its first cross-bank Letter of Credit (LC) transaction between Vietnam and Thailand conducted over blockchain between Vietnam and Thailand. The transaction was done in partnership with Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bank for Investment and

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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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