Tagged: vietnam

F88, Vietnam’s Secured Lending Provider, Finalizes $10M Senior Secured Loan Facility from Lendable

F88, Vietnam’s secured lending provider and insurance distributor, has reportedly finalized a $10M senior secured loan facility from Lendable Inc, an emerging market Fintech focused on offering debt financing. As mentioned in the announcement, this facility is the first transaction for Lendable in Vietnam and… Read More

MoMo $200M Series E Propels it to Unicorn Status

Vietnamese e-wallet MoMo said today it has raised $200 million in its Series E funding round. Its $2.27 billion evaluation places it firmly in the unicorn club. Japanese bank Mizuho led the round by providing $170 million for a 7.5 per cent stake in the… Read More

Digital Transformation: Saigon Commercial Bank Selects BPC to Streamline Virtual Banking Operations

Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) has announced that it has selected BPC as its solution partner in Vietnam, which should accelerate digital transformation in the nation’s fast-growing banking sector. Using BPC’s SmartVista Platform for switching and Card Management system, SCB can offer hyper-personalized services for clients… Read More

P2P Lender Robo.cash Provides Loan Origination Updates for Q3 2021

Croatian P2P lender Robo.cash has shared the performance of its loan originators for Q3 2021. The Robo.cash team writes in a blog post, dated November 2, 2021, that today, they’re updating clients on the results of the Robo.cash loan originators in Q3. UnaPay, the Philippines… Read More

Trace Network Labs, Vietnamese Brewer, to Release Limited Edition Beer NFTs

Trace Network Labs said it is ushering in the next generation of the luxury lifestyle within metaverses powered by NFTs, and they’re doing it with beer. The company is partnering with Vietnamese craft beer maker 7 Bridges Brewing Company to release what they believe could… Read More

Vietnam based Virtual Bank Cake Selects Mambu as Cloud Banking Service Provider

Vietnam-based virtual bank Cake reveals that it has chosen Cloud banking service provider Mambu in order to scale its business operations towards providing a comprehensive range of digital banking solutions. As noted by its management, Cake is a “lifetime free digital bank with a mission… Read More

Vietnam to carry out a pilot to study crypto’s role in creating digital govt

Vietnam is the latest among smaller nations to have joined the crypto bandwagon as the country is developing a strategy towards having a digital government. In the last few weeks, countries such as El Salvador, Portugal, and Philipinnes have introduced regulations around cryptocurrencies. Vietnam’s Prime… Read More

Bitcoin has Given Investors in Emerging Markets Access to a High-Performing Asset: Report

2020 was a really important breakout year for Bitcoin (BTC), as an influx of institutional capital “spurred” the digital asset to set new all-time highs, Chainalysis notes while pointing out that many individuals and countries may have benefited from the booming prices in the crypto… Read More

Global Fintech Funding Remains Steady with Many Asian Fintechs Raising Massive Mega-Rounds: Report

Fintech funding has really picked up in 2021. It’s estimated to have already reached $15 billion during the first quarter, according to CB Insights data. In Asia, Fintech-related investments are on track to exceed $2.6 billion, which is notably the continent’s highest quarterly total since… Read More

Vietnam based BNPL Fintech Fundiin Secures Strategic Investment to Further Expand Business Operations

Vietnam-based Fundiin, a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service provider, has acquired an undisclosed amount of funds as part of its latest venture round that was reportedly led by 1982 Ventures and Zone Startups Ventures. The funds acquired from Fundiin‘s investment round will be used… Read More

Open Banking in Vietnam Is On Track to Become Widely-Adopted, but Lags Behind More Developed Southeast Asian Countries

Vietnamese banks are becoming a lot more aware of Open Banking policies and are beginning to realize that they should look into leveraging open APIs in order to remain relevant in the evolving digital financial services sector. There are at least two local banks in… Read More

Asia: P2P Lending Investment Outlook for HNWIs and Institutional Investors

The ASEAN economy is expected to become the fourth-largest economy in the world by 2030, growing at a pace of over 5% per year. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the biggest contributors to this regional growth — they account for between 89% and 99%… Read More

Fintech Funding: 13 $100 Million+ Mega-Rounds worth $2.7 Billion (in total) Completed by Fintechs so far in 2021

This month (January 2021) has already been huge in terms of Fintech fundraising, with notably 13 mega-rounds valued at $100 million (or more) having been completed to start off the new year. These companies have acquired approximately $2.746 billion in capital. This figure does not… Read More

Southeast Asia Region Experienced Significant Digital Commerce Growth and Online Payments Adoption by Consumers: Report

The economies of Southeast Asian countries performed quite well in 2020 despite the COVID-19 outbreak and related challenges. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected a contraction of 3.8% for the region during 2020, which doesn’t seem too bad when compared to the Eurozone’s at… Read More

How the Regulatory Framework for Crowdfunding Platforms in Southeast Asia will Benefit SMEs and Investors

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has come a long way since its early days as a casual crowdfunding platform. Today, individual borrowers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can access loans without the hassle of going through banks and lengthy financial assessments. Still, P2P lending is a… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Introduces PaxBot for “Doing the Heavy Lifting” for Crypto Traders, As Trading Volumes Surge in Vietnam

The team at Paxful, a peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, notes that there are times when we just want to sit back and let someone else “do the heavy lifting for us.” The Paxful team aims to make looking for offers a lot easier… Read More

CIMB Bank Vietnam and Viva Republic have Launched New Debit Card after Success of their Virtual Payments Card

CIMB Bank Vietnam and Viva Republica, the operator of the Toss app (a payments service), have launched the CIMB-Toss debit card after the success of the CIMB and Toss virtual card – which was introduced in July of this year. Launched earlier this month, the… Read More

Blockchain Network Contour Completes Pilot Transaction in Vietnam

    Contour, a Singapore-based blockchain network, recently announced it a completed pilot transaction between Tainan Spinning and Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation. Contour reported CTBC Bank, a founder bank of Contour, was the advising bank in the LC transaction, supporting Tainan Spinning. The importer, Century… Read More

How New P2P Regulations Make the Industry Safer for Investors in Southeast Asia

Digital lending platforms have made strong inroads in Southeast Asia over the past few years. In 2016 alone, peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending generated US$115.01 million—more than half of Southeast Asia’s total alternative financing market that year.  This growth can be attributed to a combination of… Read More

Digital Transformation: Fintech Finastra to Assist Shinhan Bank Vietnam with Integrating New Trading and Risk Software

Finastra, a financial services software and Cloud-enabled solutions provider, has revealed that Shinhan Bank Vietnam has decided to integrate its trading and risk software with the Fusion Kondor and Fusion Risk solutions. These solutions have been chosen because they’re supposed to offer greater flexibility and… Read More

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