How technology is transforming stock exchanges

For public stock exchanges, the biggest barriers to change are legacy systems and processes. Moving from the legacy system to a blockchain-powered one would require a bold decision to dismantle and write off large parts of the existing machinery.

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

BigPay said the funding from SK Group further strengthens AirAsia’s digital endeavor as it accelerates the scope of growth for its digital businesses, including logistics and financial services.

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

In a TechNode Global Q&A, Chu shared the story behind why she started YouTrip and the challenges she and her team met when they grow the company. She also shared her views on how to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs and some advice for them, based on her personal experience as a female founder.

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

A diverse range of parties have submitted applications for the digital bank licence, ranging from banks, industry conglomerates, technology firms, e-commerce operators, FinTech players, cooperatives and state governments.

The freedom to speak out novel ideas through avatars

To convey their innovation and distinctiveness, the companies behind DeFi projects need to pay attention to engagement. Investors and customers typically do not go out of their way to get to know certain DeFi projects more, especially since not many of them have a solid grasp of what crypto and DeFi actually are.

Singapore-based FinTech UNObank is first new licensee under Philippines’ new Digital Banking License framework

A fintech headquartered in Singapore has been granted a license to operate a digital bank in the Philippines. UNObank aims to bridge the financial inclusion gap to help pave the way for all Filipinos to have access to basic financial services.

Why FinTechs should embrace Open Finance

Compared to generalized products offered by large financial institutions, personalized FinTech products will likely generate greater individual returns, driving customer satisfaction and increasing retention rates for fintech companies.

How can Open Finance benefit SMEs in Indonesia?

With Open Finance, banks and lending platforms can credit score their lenders in a faster and more accurate manner. By accessing their cash flow statements, these lenders will have a clearer picture of an SME’s true ability to repay the loan.

Anti-Money Laundering guidance for FinTech

Though it’s true that FinTech has made our lives much more convenient, it’s also true that the delay in its maturity can and has led to its exploitation. And with the adoption and promotion of cryptocurrency by an increasing number of businesses, Bitcoin and altcoins (cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin) have become the hottest new vessel for criminals to…