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IFC insights into financial inclusion

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Financial inclusion is an incredibly important topic at this year’s Cards & Payments Asia conference (20th-21st April, Singapore). We’re excited to be welcoming to the show Swapnil Kant Neeraj, Principal & Microfinance Lead at IFC, part of the World Bank Group, who will be joining our panel on “banking the bottom of the pyramid”. Ahead of the session we caught …

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The future of blockchain with DXMarkets

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Ahead of next week’s Cards & Payments Asia conference I caught up with speaker Marcelo Garcia Casil, Co-Founder & CEO at DXMarkets and one of the leading minds on turning blockchain theory into business reality, to discuss how he sees the the technology transforming the financial services industry as we know it: Can you share with us a little about …

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How to Turbo Charge Mobile Financial Services in the Philippines

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With the majority of the population unbanked or under-served, there’s certainly room for improvement in the current mainstream financial system in the Philippines. As Lawrence Summer, president emeritus at Harvard University, explained earlier this year, it’s not just in the Philippines – worldwide mainstream finance “has not succeeded and is succeeding less well than it once did in its basic function of …

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Omni-channel banking: The digital transformation roadmap

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The financial services market is going through many changes. New challengers have appeared and are looking for a slice of the market. In addition, customers are more demanding and more informed, expecting convenience and simplicity when it comes to financial services, particularly online and via mobile devices. People love digital services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Uber because they’re easy …

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Characteristics of an efficient reconciliation solution

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Effective account reconciliation is extremely important in today’s competitive financial landscape. The reconciliation process ensures that the data available in the bank’s system is valid and accurate. Reconciliation of banking transactions also helps in identifying bank errors and detecting frauds. Banks also perform reconciliation activities to ensure the relevant fees and charges are tracked for the applicable transactions. Characteristics of …

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8 French companies have confirmed their places at Cards & Payments Asia

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Business France will be hosting 8 French companies, ADVANCED TRACK & TRACE, ELYCTIS, FAMOCO, ID3 TECHNOLOGIES, SECURE-IC, STARCHIP, SMARTWARE, THINK & GO at the France Pavilion during the Asia’s largest and most established expo for the smart cards and innovative payments communities. The France pavilion will be showcasing innovative mobile payment solutions, RFID/NFC technologies, identification and authentication and card manufacturing. …

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FAST – A Platform for Payments Innovation

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FAST has helped transform Singapore payments and is now one of the world’s most advanced payments services! In March 2014, Singapore implemented Fast And Secure Transfers (FAST). The aim of the project was to modernize the Singapore payments system and to facilitate immediate payments between participating banks. Following continued growth in customer numbers and transfer volumes, payment limits have been …

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A look at Blockchain innovation with Antony Lewis

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Antony Lewis is one of the leading voices in blockchain innovation in Asia. He has been instrumental in helping a number of major Asian enterprises cut through the fintech hype to find the real business value in harnessing the power of blockchain and distributed ledger. We were very excited to grab a few moments of his time ahead of Cards …

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Getting real on E-payments with Kenneth Palacios from PayMaya

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The Philippines is known for a lot of things. There’s the much-lauded level of Filipino hospitality, jeepneys, crystal blue oceans with white sands and of course, Balut!! But what the Philippines isn’t widely known for, at least not until now, is leading the curve when it comes to the adoption of technology. This is all changing through as the introduction of e-payments have …