eBook: 500 executives who are changing the face of Asian commerce

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Ahead of the Seamless Asia conference, which is happening 3-4 May next year and will attract 5,000-6,000 delegates from across the payments, eCommerce and retail industry, we were inspired to put together an eBook list of 500 of the most interesting names in the industry. We’ve been organising the Seamless Asia event for 20 years now, and we take pride in featuring those …

An interview with Bo Kristensen of Chope Thailand

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We recently caught up with Bo Kristensen the GM for Chope Thailand. In our conversation, Bo reveals what he will be speaking about at Seamless Thailand and why this topic is close to his heart. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I have worked for 25 years with business development and management within the fields of information …

HPS expands into Asia with Singapore office opening

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Casablanca, Morocco, September 21, 2017: HPS, an innovative payments solutions and services company at the forefront of the international payments industry, has announced the opening of a new Asia office in Singapore to accommodate rapid growth and leverage the diverse Asia Pacific market. In addition to offices in Casablanca, Paris, Aix-en- Provence, and Dubai, the new office in Singapore will …

Leading the transition to a digital economy with VeritasPay Philippines Inc.

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We spoke to Gary Repchuck from VeritasPay Philippines Inc. about their views towards the exciting Philippines market and how they’ve been involved in mobile payments and how payments solutions can truly be a transformational financial inclusion strategy delivered by the government. D: Hi Gary! Tell us a bit about your role and what that involves on a daily basis  G: We spent the last …

SMART Cash Management with Glory CASHINFINITY™

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In all the excitement in recent months and years around the move towards cashless societies, it is often easy to disregard the key importance that cold, hard currency still holds across the Asia region. Whether in Singapore and Hong Kong, where major e-commerce players still take over 30% of their payments through cash on delivery, to emerging markets like the …

The Nilson Report on Global Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Cards 2016

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By David Robertson, Publisher, The Nilson Report Our annual report on commercial and consumer global credit, debit, and prepaid cards shows Visa, UnionPay, Mastercard, JCB, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express brand general purpose cards generated 257.17 billion purchase transactions at merchants in 2016 — 30.21 billion more than in 2015. Debit figures shown above include prepaid cards. Visa cards include …

Empowering seamless, cross border payments with Payoneer

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With a population of 101 million and an internet penetration growth rate over the last 5 years at 530%, the Philippines has one of the fastest growth anywhere in the world, transforming into a connected, affluent and aspirational country, full of possibilities. In line with Payoneer’s participation in Seamless Philippines 2017, we spoke to Miguel Warren about their views towards …

Payments: How the West will end up copying the East

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By Heather McKenzie, Banking Technology Many industry players agree that the pinnacle of the personal banking experience is China, where consumers are offered some very targeted and intelligent financial services. But it’s not the banks that have taken the lead here but companies such as Alibaba, which Pascale Brien, senior policy adviser, payments and digital at the European Banking Federation …

An interview with Malik Kotadia, Mentor at Finlab

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Ahead of his participation at Seamless Vietnam we caught up with veteran financial services expert and friend of the Seamless series Malik Kotadia for a chat. Could you share something about yourself with our readers? I have been a long time digital banker, with an 18 year career that has spanned global roles and multiple markets. I was with Citi …

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The Future of Payments in Thailand

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As of December 2016 there were 15 million internet banking users and 20.8 million mobile banking users in Thailand according to central bank statistics. In September, there were 24.5 million internet banking and 66.8 million mobile banking transactions, with transaction values of 2,473 billion Baht and 584 billion Baht respectively. With all this in mind, the future of payments in …