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Vietnam: An interview with Sandeep Deobhakta, Head of Retail Banking at VP Bank

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We recently caught up with Sandeep Deobhakta the Head of Retail Banking at VP Bank. In our conversation, Sandeep reveals both the potential and the key challenges of mobile wallets for the future of Vietnam. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I am the Head of Retail Banking at VP Bank. VP Bank has ambitious plans to be one of the top 3 retail …

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Microsoft and AMIS launch Asia’s first blockchain consortium

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Guest post by Banking Technology, a media partner of Seamless Asia 2017 Microsoft has teamed with AMIS and the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) to form Asia’s “first” consortium blockchain network on Azure. They will use AMIS’s blockchain solutions with Azure as the cloud platform – “the only platform with BaaS” (Banking-as-a-Service). Azure will provide public, private and hybrid …

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Move over, London and Berlin, Singapore’s fintech ecosystem is surging ahead

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Guest post by Banking Technology, the media partner of Seamless Asia 2017 There are several studies at the moment analysing and ranking a number of the fintech ecosystems, but at the end of the day, I believe it is a matter of personal opinion. Some start-ups and skills will thrive within one ecosystem, whereas they may struggle in another. In my …

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E-payments caravan kicks off in Cagayan de Oro City!

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The City Government of Cagayan de Oro City launched its mobile payment system for market stall rental last February 23rd and 24th at the kick-off leg of the e-Bayad Tour 2016. USAID E-PESO organized the e-Bayad Tour, in partnership with the city government and payment service provider, Mynt (GCash), and First Community Cooperative. e-Bayad Tour is a multi-city electronic payments …

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Heralding the Seamless Experience: Cards & Payments 2016

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Cards & Payments Asia 2016 presented an in-depth look at the future of the digital finance space in Asia and beyond. It covered a range of areas from financial inclusion to e-commerce as well as the evolving future of mobile, P2P and in-store payments. Re-branding itself as Seamless next year, the new name will reflect the frictionless experience at the heart of next generation commerce. “Disrupt or be …

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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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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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Gerben Visser and the future of Asian Fintech

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In this in in-depth interview we caught up with Gerben Visser, who through Singapore Fintech Consortium is driving the development of Singapore as a regional fintech powerhouse. As one of the key supporters of the Future Bank Asia conference (20th-21st April, Singapore), we wanted to ask Gerben all about his vision for the future of financial innovation in Singapore and beyond: …