FinTech

Exploring the FinTech revolution in the Philippines

Addressing financial inequality in the Philippines means making certain that everyone has equitable access to financial services. To date, some 66 percent of Filipinos remain…

Consortiums partnering banks, e-wallets have an upper hand to bag Malaysia digital bank licenses

Editor’s note: MIDF is part of a consortium applied for a digital banking license. Consortiums partnering with banks or financial institutions and e-wallet operators will have an…

FinTech continues to be a hot sector in Southeast Asia after a booming 2021

Editor’s note: AC Ventures, Gobi Partners & HomeCrowd are participants of Life’s A Pitch! (FinTech) on March 24. The next Life's A Pitch! (renewable energy) will be held on…

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Southeast Asia FinTech fundraising hits record high of $3.5B year to date – report

Following a dip in fundraising seen across ASEAN’s FinTech scene in 2020, funding has rebounded to reach a record high of $3.5 billion year to date, more than triple the amount…

The future of banking: Immersive banking – the holy grail (part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final article of a series on the future of banking by Genping Liu, Partner at Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia and India fund. Thanks for following my 3-part…

How technology is transforming stock exchanges

When you buy a carton of milk at your friendly neighborhood grocery shop, the transaction is straightforward. You complete the payment. The shopkeeper hands over the milk in a…

AirAsia’s BigPay raises up to $100M in financing from South Korea’s SK Group

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Group's FinTech unit BigPay announced on Friday that it has finalized up to $100 million in financing from South Korean conglomerate SK Group.…

YouTrip adopts hyper-localized strategies to differentiate from other multi-currency providers [ORIGIN Innovation Awards Q&A]

Editor's note: This interview is part of a Q&A series with winners of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2020. Caecilia Chu is a winner in the category Movers & Shakers Awards -…

29 Applicants to bid for 5 digital banking licenses in Malaysia, with national cooperatives group joining in

Malaysia central bank Bank Negara Malaysia announced on Friday that it has received 29 applications for a digital bank license under the Financial Services Act 2013 and the…

Recognizing startups in the second edition of ORIGIN Innovation Awards

Nominations for the second edition of ORIGIN Innovation Awards, APAC’s accolade for tech innovations, are now open. Organized by TechNode Global, the Awards is established with…