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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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How will we pay in 2020?

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The history of payments is best described as a search for simplicity, security and convenience. Coins, banknotes, cheques, payment cards have all been introduced with the aim of making paying for goods and services easier. Over the past few years, mobile payments technology has launched an assault on these traditional methods by offering consumers a convenient and streamlined payment experience. …

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Guest article: Going high touch in a tech world

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By: Ganesh Rengaswamy & Jackson Scher At Quona, we’re very excited about the prospects of technology enabling business models that can offer financial services to previously underserved segments.  We call it FinTech for the Underbanked, but the word “FinTech” might be misleading.  Yes, we’re talking about financial technology, but that isn’t the whole story.  In the markets our portfolio companies are …

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Consumer protection is the core of the new fintech guideline: Indonesia’s financial services authority

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According to OJK, a guideline will ensure consumer protection, liability and integration of three main actors of the industry: banking, capital market and NBFIs. The Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) first mentioned its plans to come up with a regulation for the local fintech industry (venture capitals, angel investors and startups) last year. Today, OJK revealed an outline of the regulation at the BankTech Asia 2016 event in Gandaria in …

Blockchain

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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Faircent and the rise of P2P in India

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Given its ability to provide underserved borrowers with access to affordable credit for the first time, it is perhaps no surprise that we are seeing the greatest leaps forward in P2P lending in large, low GDP per capita countries like China and India. We recently caught up with the CEO of Indian P2P lending marketplace Faircent, Rajat Gandhi, who spoke to …

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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: …

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Transforming SME Loans with P2P Lending

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The opportunity to transform the SME loans market with P2P lending is incredibly exciting when you consider that, even in a developed, low risk market like Singapore, the majority of small business loans are rejected. This new seam of alternative lending through P2P is being mined by some fascinating fintech startups, and we were incredibly excited to catch up with …

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Jaiveer Singh on Banking With The Poor

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At the Financial Inclusion Summit we are pleased to have on board with us Jaiveer Singh, Vice President, Core Banking Technology at DBS Bank who will deliver the opening keynote to kickstart the day’s programme. According to Jaiveer, banking the poor will be a good business when services are designed for their needs and they are within their reach. Technology …

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Gary Collins and the disrupted future of banking

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Whilst the leading fintech startups like to see themselves as plotting the future of the financial services industry, it is equally true that the organisations doing the most to deliver great digital experiences to customers are the banks themselves. This certainly isn’t true of every bank, but those that are putting digital innovation first and foremost are already reaping the …