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Norwegian and Scottish Fintech EedenBull and Mastercard to Streamline B2B Payments in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Mastercard and EedenBull will be supporting the launch of a digital banking platform in the APAC region. The new digital bank will be serving businesses in Asia by helping them process payments in a more efficient manner. EedenBull is a Norwegian Fintech firm that has… Read More

Investors’ Continued Interest in Digital Banks “Offers Optimism” as APAC Region to Open Banking Sector to Technology Firms: Report

Asia’s Fintech industry has been negatively affected due to socio-economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. There’s reportedly been a significant decline in the number of financial technology deals closed. The amount of venture capital acquired by Fintechs in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region dropped 58.5%… Read More

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

Fintech Firm Nium Acquires Additional Funding from Visa, BRI Ventures, GSR Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Others

Fintech firm Nium revealed on May 5, 2020 that it had managed to secure a new round of equity funding. The company’s round received contributions from new investors BRI Inventures, the corporate venture division of Bank BRI of Indonesia, and payments giant Visa. Nium’s latest… Read More

IHS Market Acquires Singapore-based Regulatory Trade Reporting Firm, Catena Technologies

London-based IHS Markit, a global information provider established in 2016 with the merger of IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd., has acquired Catena Technologies, a Singapore-based regulatory trade reporting company. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been shared publicly. Founded in 2002, Catena served as… 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

Fintech Adoption: Consumers in the Asia-Pacific are Looking for Competitive Fees when Choosing Financial Service Providers, EY Executive Argues

James Lloyd, associate partner at Big Four auditing firm Ernst and Young (EY) and Asia-Pacific Fintech leader, claims that financial technology growth and adoption is surging in the Asia-Pacific region. He notes: “[Fintech development in Asia is] driven by consumers’ desire for more attractive fees… 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

Fintech Projects Across the Globe Secured a Total of $137.5 Billion in Investments in 2019: Report

Europe has had a solid year in terms of total Fintech funding as it secured $58.1 billion in capital last year, which is significantly greater than the $43.4 billion the industry acquired back in 2018 – according to a recent report from Big Four auditing… 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

Belgium-based Blockchain Firm SettleMint Secures $2 Million via Latest Investment Round

Belgium-headquartered SettleMint, an enterprise blockchain firm, has reportedly secured €1.9 million (appr. $2.04 million) through a new investment round. KPN Ventures and Medici Ventures took part in the firm’s latest funding, SettleMint’s management confirmed on January 28. Following the capital injection, the company is planning… Read More

Insurtech Report: North America Is Experiencing the Highest Rate of Insurance Technology Adoption Due to Customer Spending Habits

The insurance technology (Insurtech) vendors aim to provide software that should simplify the decision-making process for clients. North America is reportedly experiencing the highest rate of Insurtech adoption because of how much customers in the area are spending on insurance-related products (according to a new… Read More

Cashless Payments Have Become Popular, But Demand for Cash Still Strong in Rural and Unbanked Communities: Report

Cashless or digital payments have become increasingly popular, however, cash still remains a widely-used payment method in most nations, especially in rural communities and jurisdictions with a large unbanked population. Following many years of steady growth, the total number of cash withdrawals made via ATMs… Read More

Accenture Announces the Eight Startups Selected For 2018 Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Tuesday the eight fintech companies that have been selected for the fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific 12-week mentorship program. According to Accenture, the 2018 program received a record number of applications from more than 160 companies. Accenture reported that… Read More

Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Rises to a Quarter Trillion Dollars in 2016 led by China

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their 2nd annual report quantifying the growth of alternative finance for the Asia Pacific Region in 2016. Entitled, “Cultivating Growth,” the benchmarking report shows an emerging industry that grew dramatically versus year prior as it… Read More

Accenture Announcement: Applications to Open For Asia-Pacific’s Fourth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Tuesday that applications will soon open for its Asia-Pacific’s fourth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, which is described as a 12-week program that helps early and growth-staged fintech companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to financial institution executive…. Read More

Mobile Payments: PayPal & Visa Extend US Partnership to Asian Pacific Market

PayPal (PYPL) and Visa (NYSE:V) have extended their U.S. partnership to the Asian Pacific market, a move that will see them work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of secure, reliable and convenient digital and mobile payments for consumers and merchants in markets throughout the region. This… Read More

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