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Digital banks attract more capital as regulators open up markets
Date: Mar 18, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
In Asia Pacific, South Korea’s Kakao Bank, Alibaba-backed MyBank and Judo Bank in Australia are the top three digital banks that have raised the most capital
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DN Capital’s Lemmens: “Investors are becoming more judicious about which opportunities to invest in”
Date: Mar 13, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
Renier Lemmens, a venture partner at DN Capital, shares his views on fintechs and how these companies operate and make decisions differently from banks.
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Compressed margins and bad debts will curtail profits in the coming year
Date: Jan 30, 2020   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Research Note
Outlook for the banking industry in Asia Pacific turns negative as the region confronts weaker economic and trade conditions as well as the erosion of investor confidence
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How Chinese HNWIs are changing the wealth management landscape in Asia Pacific
Date: Dec 10, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The strong wealth creation growth in China is changing the distribution of wealth across Asia Pacific. By 2024, the number of UHNW individuals in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at an average of 8% per annum. As a result the wealth management market in the region is undergoing major shifts.
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Unabated trade tensions heighten recession risks
Date: Oct 30, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
The lacklustre investment growth prospects for emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is a cause for concern. Investment growth is subdued and falls below historical averages,
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What can FIs expect at Sibos 2019?
Date: Sep 25, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Sibos Round Up
We look at some of the critical issues and developments confronting financial institutions (FIs) that will be discussed at SWIFT’s annual conference in London, United Kingdom, this year
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A clash of ecosystems that may cause the next major financial crisis
Date: Sep 19, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | News Analysis
Panel debating the likely causes of “The Next Global Financial Crisis” at the closing leadership dialogue of the Future of Finance Summit agreed that it may be precipitated by a clash between the traditional financial industry and an emerging technology ecosystem
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86 400 introduces mobile-first bank in Australia to fully open to the public
Date: Sep 05, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Current Account
The full banking license for 86 400 represents a significant milestone for the neo-bank on the path to broader public launch. The bank, whose name is based on the number of seconds in a day, has been in beta testing for about six months with a selected group of users updating the app more than 30 times.