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Asia on track to claim fintech supremacy from the U.S.
March 1, 2019

Asia on track to claim fintech supremacy from the U.S.

Global venture capital-backed fintech investment reached an all-time high in 2018. Fintech companies backed by venture capital secured $39.57 billion in...

Balancing fintech risks and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific
February 28, 2019

Balancing fintech risks and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region continues to embrace advancements in digital technology that are shifting financial services from a traditional...

Preparing for the age of the digital attacker
February 27, 2019

Preparing for the age of the digital attacker

“Forty percent of businesses … unfortunately, will not exist in a meaningful way in 10 years,” John Chambers, retired Cisco CEO, once...

The construction industry is being reinvented – Here’s how
February 27, 2019

The construction industry is being reinvented – Here’s how

Singapore - This piece is the final part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure around the world. Jon Phillips of the...

Keeping pace with Asia’s evolving robo-advisory regulatory landscape
February 26, 2019

Keeping pace with Asia’s evolving robo-advisory regulatory landscape

The rise of the millennial investor is changing the dynamics of the financial advisory industry. Information accessibility has shaped the attitudes...

P2P lending: Lessons from Asian governments
February 25, 2019

P2P lending: Lessons from Asian governments

The digital transformation that has swept industries from retail to transportation has now set its sights firmly on the financial services...

Financial services are uninspiring. A fresh start may be the solution
February 23, 2019

Financial services are uninspiring. A fresh start may be the solution

The next big wave of innovation in financial services will be driven by existing firms starting with a blank canvas. For an industry whose product—the movement and storage of...

One year after bitcoin’s Big Bust, What’s next for crypto?
February 21, 2019

One year after bitcoin’s Big Bust, What’s next for crypto?

It’s been roughly 10 years since bitcoin was first released as open-source code in January 2009—and the cryptocurrency has seen its fair share of...

How to make insurance blockchain initiatives successful in APAC
February 15, 2019

How to make insurance blockchain initiatives successful in APAC

While Asia-Pacific’s enterprise blockchain ecosystem for insurance is nascent, budding startups and the incumbents increasing their involvement can...

How invoice financing is driving Singapore’s SME growth
February 7, 2019

How invoice financing is driving Singapore’s SME growth

Small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs are the driving force behind Singapore’s economy. They comprise 99 percent of the country’s 220,100 businesses, employ...

After a brutal year for crypto-assets and Blockchain, What’s next?
January 24, 2019

After a brutal year for crypto-assets and Blockchain, What’s next?

It’s been 10 years since the world was introduced to bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology. Now a household name, bitcoin has spawned hundreds...

How is the definition of money changing in Asia?
January 7, 2019

How is the definition of money changing in Asia?

Singapore - Up until about a decade ago, people in Asia-Pacific countries were largely dependent on banks...

How much do you know about Blockchain?
December 28, 2018

How much do you know about Blockchain?

Singapore - Blockchain is attracting huge amounts of attention, but its implications are often poorly understood. Starting today, BRINK is running a five-part series...

Moving from KYC to KYB: ‘Know Your (Customer’s) Behavior’
December 26, 2018

Moving from KYC to KYB: ‘Know Your (Customer’s) Behavior’

Singapore - Correspondent banking is a lucrative business model—but one that is by its very nature high risk. Compliance...

The battle for E-Wallet Supremacy in Southeast Asia
December 25, 2018

The battle for E-Wallet Supremacy in Southeast Asia

Singapore - Across Southeast Asia, there is a fierce battle raging for e-wallet dominance. E-wallets, digital or mobile...

Asian banks need to rethink digital banking
December 18, 2018

Asian banks need to rethink digital banking

Singapore - As Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba expands beyond online retail, it is shaking up staid state banks—and drawing regulators' attentions—after...

Fintech in ASEAN—Collaboration is key
December 14, 2018

Fintech in ASEAN—Collaboration is key

Singapore – With a population of over 600 million people, the ASEAN region is considered an expansion opportunity for fintech companies, given the large potential customer base that fintechs...

The meteoric rise of Venture Capital in Asia
December 13, 2018

The meteoric rise of Venture Capital in Asia

Hong Kong - The venture capital market in Asia is breaking all previous records: Unprecedented sums of capital have been raised in the past few years, there is a record...

Over 3,700 Public-Private Partnerships analyzed. Here’s what we found.
December 7, 2018

Over 3,700 Public-Private Partnerships analyzed. Here’s what we found.

Singapore - This piece is part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure...

How can we evaluate an infrastructure project’s success—or failure?
December 4, 2018

How can we evaluate an infrastructure project’s success—or failure?

London – This piece is part of a weeklong series examining the challenges facing infrastructure around the world. Jon Phillips of the Global Infrastructure...

Singapore’s Asset Management Industry surges
November 23, 2018

Singapore’s Asset Management Industry surges

Singapore - Singapore’s asset management industry witnessed strong growth in 2017, growing 19 percent on a year-on-year basis, according...

Sustaining the rise of P2P lending in Southeast Asia
November 16, 2018

Sustaining the rise of P2P lending in Southeast Asia

Singapore - Peer-to-peer (P2P) business loans have fast risen to complement more traditional financial institutions, helping small and medium enterprises grow. Asia...

Driving growth in Asia’s fintech sector
November 15, 2018

Driving growth in Asia’s fintech sector

Singapore - The emergence of fintech brings to market new solutions to increase efficiency and financial inclusiveness in the areas of payments, lending, broking...

Fintech investment in China surges to record highs
November 14, 2018

Fintech investment in China surges to record highs

China - The fintech sector in China has seen a surge in investments over the past five years, with $18 billion invested in the sector in the first half of 2018 alone...

From zero to $1 billion: P2P lending in Indonesia
November 13, 2018

From zero to $1 billion: P2P lending in Indonesia

Jakarta - In late 2015, when I first presented my business plan to a group of financial professionals in Indonesia, it was met with strong skepticism...

Corporate Interest Rate and Forex Risk in times of volatility
November 9, 2018

Corporate Interest Rate and Forex Risk in times of volatility

Singapore - Unprecedented market liquidity in the past 10 years has created significant imbalances around the world. The hunt for yield has pushed more and more...

Data is revolutionizing risk finance—Here’s how
November 8, 2018

Data is revolutionizing risk finance—Here’s how

Singapore - New ways of using data are starting to revolutionize risk finance—the heart of the historically slow-to-change insurance industry. Pools of data and...

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