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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.
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Transforming leadership in a changing world
Date: Aug 29, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
We look for leaders who are able to pick the trends that will have significant impact on how banks and the financial services industry operate and to harness the resources and creativity of management to turn such challenges into opportunities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace
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OVO’s Thompson: “We’re moving forward from payments into financial services”
Date: Aug 15, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
With OVO approaching its two-year mark in September, The Asian Banker caught up with its CEO, Jason Thompson, to discuss his views on doing business in Indonesia, plans on growing the company, the role of partnerships and the useful lessons learned from China.
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Dubai Islamic Bank’s Chilwan: “Employees will continue to stay relevant in this new digital age”
Date: Jul 31, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
In a straightforward interview with The Asian Banker, Adnan Chilwan shares his views on digitalisation and its impact on banking and talks about what drives him to continuously move forward.
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Grab’s Rajiv Chandna: “From a financial services standpoint, we want to enable 100 million customers across Southeast Asia by 2023”
Date: Jul 30, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
In an interview with Rajiv Chandna, Grab Financial Group’s head of growth, business development and strategy, The Asian Banker delves into the financial service provider’s cooperation with banks, its partnership approach and what is in the pipeline for 2019.
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The race to build super-apps, platforms and communities
Date: Jun 27, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
As fintechs and big technology players are increasingly developing their platforms and apps, the financial services industry is in serious need of developing their technologies or collaborating in order to keep up with their disruptors
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CXA Group's Koo: We are the tech company that enables banks to change
Date: May 22, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interview
Rosaline Chow Koo, founder and CEO of CXA Group, discussed the next phase of growth for the online flexible benefits and healthcare platform as it seeks to dramatically increase its active user base by targeting enterprise customers of its strategic partners. Koo will be speaking at the Future of Finance Summit 2019.
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SGG Group emerges as IQ-EQ in global rebranding exercise
Date: Mar 29, 2019   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Current Account
SGG Group, the global investor services group which has over the past two years acquired five leading industry companies to achieve its global growth ambitions, has decided to launch a new name, visual identity and corporate website to become IQ-EQ