Vietnam

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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Vietnam’s Sendo Completes Financing Round of US$ 61 Million

Sendo, Vietnam’s leading C2C e-commerce marketplace, has announced that it has successfully secured an investment of USD 61 million in its Series C financing round, which represents the largest for the Company to date. Sendo had previously raised a USD

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Ripple Partners SBI Remit to Launch Blockchain Remittance Between Japan and Vietnam

SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. and SBI Remit Co., Ltd., an international money transfer service business operator announced that the companies have started the first Japan-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency utilizing DLT, with a Vietnamese bank, Tien Phong

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Validus Enters Vietnam and Starts a Financing Platform for Vietnamese SMEs

Validus Capital , a Singapore based financing platform, has launched Validus Vietnam. This marks Validus’ third Southeast Asian market following from Singapore in 2015, and Indonesia, where it launched its Indonesian arm Batumbu in May 2019.   Validus Vietnam looks to

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Vietnamese E-Wallet Smart Pay Strengthens Security with Level 2 PCI-DSS

On the 27th September 2019 SmartPay is officially qualified for Level 2 of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) by Crossbow Labs. Since its launch, SmartPay has committed to maintaining rigorous data security standards to ensure that their

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Refinitiv Announced First Electronic Marketplace for VND FX Trading in Vietnam

Refinitiv announced it has launched its global electronic trading Matching service in Vietnam, as emerging markets in the Asia region continue to develop their financial markets and digitize FX trading capabilities. The launch represents Vietnam’s first electronic marketplace for the

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New Wallet in Vietnam: SmartPay Acquires More Than 200,000 Users Since Its Launch

Launched by Smartnet in May 2019, SmartPay acquired over 200,000 users and 3,000 merchants across Vietnam. Different types of merchants have been joining SmartPay to accept mobile payments – from individual entrepreneurs and street food vendors to food and beverage

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Flywire and VPBank Partner on International Tuition Payments for Vietnamese Students

Flywire and VPBank announced a new partnership that will simplify international tuition payments for Vietnamese students. Working together the companies are addressing the unique requirements and nuances of the Vietnamese market and ensuring compliance with local regulations while offering students and

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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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