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.
Some of the biggest names in the Asian VC scene are flocking to the Philippines. After years of lacklustre growth, the Filipino fintech sector is undergoing a renaissance.
As the world takes cognizance of the use of biometrics in fintech and regtech, the Philippines is bringing biometrics to fore of its growth trajectory.
Grab is poised to become the go-to app for millions of customers. Senior MD Reuben Lai explains how the company’s latest partnership with ZhongAn from China will improve Grab for its drivers as well as ordinary users.
Vietnam is fast becoming a tech startup hub in the ASEAN region. What are the factors behind this transformation, and can Vietnam catch up with the likes of Singapore and Indonesia in the regional startup landscape?