How Peer-to-Peer Lending Supports Financial Inclusion

How Peer-to-Peer Lending Supports Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is increasingly becoming a buzzword in the finance arena. While crucial in setting a strong foundation for development, the Southeast Asian (SEA) region and the world still has a lot of room for improvement. This is where Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending can step in to steer the money lending …

Why FinTech is Rapidly Growing in Southeast Asia

Why FinTech is Rapidly Growing in Southeast Asia

After the financial technology (FinTech) industry’s start in the West, notably in Europe and in the USA, its innovations have established themselves across various markets. FinTech has also experienced adoption and high growth in China. But if we are searching for financial technology’s next hot region, it would be Southeast …

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FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

2016 was a year of surprises, a year mostly remembered for two political upsets: the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Observers noted that 2016 was characterized by rising anti-globalization. Yet despite the retaliation towards globalization, it is more prudent to address …

The Myths and Misconceptions about FinTech

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Ah, financial technology – better known as FinTech. A very booming sector, and there are many thoughts and perceptions about it. Unsurprisingly, there are misconceptions about the industry ever since it shook up the financial world. We can’t deny that FinTech is indeed disruptive and revolutionary, but is it truly …

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FinTech as Digital Solutions for SMEs

FinTech as Digital Solutions for SMEs

The financial technology (FinTech) field grew and developed rapidly as a response to the financial problems we face, from making financial information more accessible to addressing the lack of financial inclusion in various countries. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular, can benefit from the digital solutions offered by FinTech. …

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The Unexpected Synergy between Banks and FinTech

The Unexpected Synergy between Banks and FinTech

FinTech’s emergence has caused fear in the hearts of some in the financial industry. Writers and analysts often predict that the banking sector will “lose” because of FinTech. Yes, FinTech can be disruptive, but it is not a threat to banking. FinTech fulfills our financial needs with far more ease …

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A Short Guide to FinTech in Singapore

A Short Guide to FinTech in Singapore

Despite being a relatively new sector, Financial Technology or FinTech continues to gain a foothold in many countries and has become more and more popular. Singapore is not immune to FinTech’s charms and innovations. As an alternative to traditional financial institutions, FinTech can provide efficient and practical solutions for financial …