Fast and transparent cross-border payment systems will change the habits of businesses and consumers. Digital payment providers should seize the opportunity to expand their market reach.
Despite being the backbone of the regional economy, SMEs in Southeast Asia have long suffered from a lack of financing opportunities. The advent of fintech is set to fill the credit dearth.
Will picking up new skills be enough to protect Singaporeans from automation-induced job losses in uncertain times ahead?
Credit card usage is on the rise in markets across the world. But the positives are offset by the rise of digital payment solutions, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
Plagued with rigid internal processes and an intolerance to change, the traditional world of banking and finance is welcoming blockchain technologies. Smart contracts are transforming financial institutions by reducing bureaucracy, overheads and processing times.
Despite the strong growth of real estate markets in the region, proptech startups are still finding their feet in Southeast Asia. Fintech might hold the key to revolutionising ASEAN’s real estate markets.
Singapore’s regulatory body is debating giving out licenses to digital-only banks. How does this affect the established banking regime as well as possible customers in the country?
Nets Group is helping Myanmar develop its own QR code system, based on the famous SGQR framework in Singapore. How will this impact the payment landscape in Myanmar?
Flush with funds, ASEAN unicorns are going on a spending spree, but just how accurate are their shiny market valuations?
The Vietnamese government wants to facilitate the growth of a sharing economy. But it lags behind other ASEAN nations with regulations governing the peer-to-peer (P2P) industry.