The new accounting standards, diversification of sales channels, and constant deterioration of profitability have led to a fundamental transformation of the insurance industry. Keeping this in mind, CONCAT, a South Korean FinTech startup, is offering optimal financial services. CONCAT was founded...

As Bill Gates once astutely noted, banking is a necessity but banks aren’t. The growth of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a notable example of how traditional banking can be rapidly turned on its head.  Though P2P lending currently holds just a small share of the market, P2P lending is a...

Industry projections have reported that gold prices were to rise by 15 per cent by the end of 2019. This would go down as the biggest annual price rise in nine years. The demand for gold continues to rise, with data from Statista revealing that worldwide demand is at 4,345 metric tons...

  Fintech startup Revolut today announced the launch of its latest feature which will allow customers to add their Revolut cards to Google Pay in a company statement. By integrating the Revolut Visa Card on Google Pay, the company aims to create a more seamless and easy method of transaction for...

This is an abbreviated version of a presentation I gave live at the a16z Summit in November 2019. You can watch a video version on YouTube. In the not-too-distant future, I believe nearly every company will derive a significant … The post Every Company Will Be a Fintech Company appeared first on...

Kristal.AI’s CEO and Founder Asheesh ChandaKristal.AI, a Singapore-based investment technology (investech) startup, is expanding its technology to more countries in Asia after raising US$6 million in its Series A funding round. The digital wealth management platform, which uses artificial...

Globalization and the new global financial paradigm with Airwallex Co-founder Lucy Liu   By Min Chen   At the turn of the Millennium, sitting at a Starbucks in Tokyo or watching a film with subtitles were seen as globalization doing its work. Today, in a […] The post The Borderless Decade...

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has received a total of 21 applications for the five new digital bank licences it announced last year, as on December 31, 2019 (last date). The government will allow only up to five digital banks in the country — two digital full-banks (DFBs) and three...

The financial services industry is undergoing a period of transformative change globally, and the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is no exception. Over 2020, as digital banking becomes more mainstream across APAC, we expect to see a specific focus on the following areas: Customer-centricity This is a...

Venture capital firms have played a critical role in the tremendous growth of the Indian startup ecosystem. Apart from Indian investors, global investment firms have realized the potential of Indian startups and provided time, money, and resources to fuel innovation and growth even further. Venture...