COVID-19 poses an existential threat to many Fintech startups in 2020, particularly in ASEAN. But certain subsectors are better positioned to survive and even thrive in a future that will demand increased reliance on digital solutions.
Singapore is a global pioneer in advanced digital governance initiatives involving AI, fintech, and facial recognition. The latter been particularly impacted by the emergence of a global pandemic.
In tough times, institutions should capitalise on technological advances to shape decision making.
Southeast Asian political and business leaders need to tackle complex issues like data privacy and transparency to bolster public trust in AI.
As Singapore pushes for bolder emissions commitments, unlocking innovative green financing solutions are more critical than ever for the country to mobilize capital for sustainable development.
The Filipino fintech scene is poised for strong growth in 2020.
Europe’s data protection laws highlight how weak personal data ownership laws are in Singapore. The system favours businesses and government agencies, often at the cost of individual privacy.
Mobile money has been touted as the panacea towards achieving financial inclusion in emerging markets like Myanmar. But is it entrenching a gender gap among those accessing financial services?
The population of senior citizens in Singapore is growing. Fintech can ignore this crucial demographic no longer.
The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed implementing foreign ownership limits in the country’s fintech sector. This would inhibit growth in one of the nation’s most promising industries.