Vietnam

Vietnamese P2P Lender Vaymuon.vn Eyes US$ 10 Million Series A for Global Ambitions

Vietnam’s first and largest P2P lending platform, Vaymuon.vn, announces the close of seed round funding and celebrates its strategic partnership with VietinBank Insurance (VBI) in order to ensure peace of mind for borrowers and investors. With the breakthrough results after

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Singapore’s CXA Group Sets up a Tech Hub in Vietnam to Deepen AI Capabilities

Following their US$ 25 Million fund raising round, CXA announced that they are setting up a Tech Hub in Ho Chin Minh, Vietnam. CXA describes itself an AI driven platform for better health, wealth and wellness choices. The new launched

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Vietnam Central Bank Has Only Granted 4 Payment Licenses Over the Past 16 Months

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank and main financial regulatory agency, has only granted payment licenses to four companies since April 2018. According to SBV’s website, Smart Net, Endenred, Paytech and EPay are the latest four

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Vietnam’s Fintech Ride Hailing Market: Grab Goes Consumer Finance / Go-Viet Needs Payment License

Vietnam’s fintech sector is heating up as Singapore’s “super-app” Grab looks to staff up its financial services division in the country, hinting at plans to launch a lending offering soon. Grab introduced its postpaid service PayLater earlier this year for

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Vietnam’s Digital Bank Timo Celebrates Its Third Birthday

Three years have passed since Lifestyle Project Management and Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank (VPBank) launched Timo, the country’s first bank that has no traditional branches or transaction offices. Formed in March 2015, Timo officially opened its doors in

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Key Takeaways From Vietnam’s Startup Ecosystem

A new book exploring Vietnam’s startup ecosystem was released earlier this month, detailing an American entrepreneur’s experience in supporting, and working with Vietnamese entrepreneurs across the nation. The book aims to capture the successes of and challenges facing Vietnam’s youth, local

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Two Vietnamese Payments Startups are Merging and Raising US$30 Mil in Funding

Two Vietnamese payments startups, Vimo Technology and Vietnam MPOS Technology have merged to form a brand new entity NextPay according to Bloomberg. Vimo Technology operates a mobile wallet provider, while Vietnam mPOS Technology, as the name suggests, operates a portable

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New Vietnam Fintech Startup Map Showcases Vietnam’s Growing Fintech Landscape

With a growing middle class, rising Internet penetration, and a population of nearly 100 million people, most of whom are young and tech-savvy, Vietnam has all the needed characteristics to become a major fintech market. In the past years, the

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Citi Enters Partnership with one of the Hottest Fintechs in Vietnam

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions announced a strategic partnership with Vietnam-based intermediary payment service provider Payoo to facilitate consumer-to-business collections for corporate clients in the country. Under the partnership, Citi’s corporate clients in Vietnam will be able to receive real-time

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Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Says It Will Be Piloting P2P Lending Soon

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue announced during a ministerial meeting recently that the Vietnamese government will soon issue a decision to allow a pilot implementation of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending before officially developing a regulatory framework for the new fundraising

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