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5G Predicted to Boost Financial Inclusion in Asia

The new 5G mobile technology stands to boost financial inclusion in Asia, according to a prediction distributed by Robocash Group. The online lender says that about 3 million of the unbanked and underbanked will gain access to financial services in both Vietnam and the Philippines… Read More

Mobile Banking: Malaysian Consumers Are More Comfortable with Online or Digital Banking Portals than US and Canadian Consumers, Survey Reveals

Global analytics software firm FICO reports that Malaysian consumers are more comfortable with using their mobile devices to open and manage bank accounts when compared to US and Canadian residents. FICO’s Consumer Digital Banking Survey reveals that 23% of Malaysians would rather open a bank… Read More

Financial Services Firm Mizuho Hires Dan Dolev as Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst Covering Fintech

Mizuho Americas confirmed on May 18, 2020 that it has appointed Dan Dolev as the company’s new managing director and senior equity research analyst covering the Fintech space. Dolev will be working out of Mizuho’s New York offices. He will be reporting directly to Susan… Read More

APAC Region Expected to Experience Significantly Increased Adoption of Digital Banking and Fintech Platforms by 2025: Report

Digital banking services are increasingly being adopted in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The use of all-digital banks and platforms is expected to increase further in the coming years. This, as 63% of consumers responding to a recent survey said they’d be willing to switch… Read More

Upbit Announces Expansion of Partnership With Chainalysis to Support Broader Asia Pacific Region

Korean cryptocurrency trading platform Upbit has reportedly expanded its partnership with Chainalysis, a blockchain analysis company, to provide support across the broader Asia Pacific (APAC) region. According to the duo, Upbit APAC will also use Chainalysis KYT (Know Your Transaction) to ensure safe, secure trading experiences… Read More

Digital Asset and Blockchain M&A and Fundraising Deals Declined Significantly Last Year: Report

Big Four auditing firm Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) reports that the majority of global digital asset fundraising and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals last year took place outside of the United States for the very first time. As noted in PwC’s report (released on April 6, 2020),… Read More

Digital Trade Finance: Singapore’s DBS Bank Facilitates Transaction via vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE Portal

Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank, a multinational banking and financial services corporation with over $330 billion in total assets, has reportedly facilitated a trade financing settlement through vCargo Cloud’s CamelONE trade finance portal (TFP). The SGD 4.8 million (appr. $3.4 million) letter of credit transaction was carried… Read More

Global Artificial Intelligence Market Is Projected to Reach $390.9 Billion by 2025: Report

The global artificial intelligence (AI) market size is projected to hit $390.9 billion by 2025. The market is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 46.2% from 2019 to 2025. AI is a major technological innovation along with Big Data advancements, machine learning… Read More

Wirex to Introduce New Visa Travelcard at the Singapore Fintech Festival

Wirex, a borderless payment platform, announced on November 11 that it will be introducing a new Visa Travelcard at the Singapore Fintech Festival. According to a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “The multi-currency travel card will empower customers across the APAC region to seamlessly spend… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance: Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Sector Grows to $358 Billion Dominated by China

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 3rd Asia Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Report. According to CCAF, the alternative finance sector in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region increased to $358 billion in 2017 but overall growth has slowed. As in previous… Read More

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