FinTech as Catalyst for Financial Inclusion

FinTech as Catalyst for Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion, the goal of making financial services available and affordable to those underserved and members of society making a lower income, is not a new idea. Now, however, with the development of financial technology (FinTech), inclusion seems more possible than ever. Thanks to FinTech, more people and companies (especially …

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2017 Onwards: FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

2017 Onwards: FinTech as the Future of Inclusion

2016 was a year of surprises, a year mostly remembered for two political upsets: the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Observers noted that 2016 was characterized by rising anti-globalization. Yet despite the retaliation towards globalization, the genie can’t be wished back …

The Development of FinTech in Malaysia

The Development of FinTech

The field of financial technology, better known as FinTech, has shaken up the financial world since the last decade or so. FinTech has improved and upgraded areas such as insurance, market provisioning, investment management, and capital raising. It has developed faster, cheaper, and more efficient financial services. FinTech has opened …

A Short Guide to SME Digital Financing in Asia

A Short Guide to P2P Financing in Asia

As technology keeps improving, so do many industries – including the finance industry. There are now financial companies that heavily utilize digital technology for their business models and operations. People have a term for these companies: FinTech (financial technology). One of the most popular business models born of FinTech is …

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A Short Guide to FinTech in Malaysia

A Short Guide to FinTech in Malaysia

Prior to mid-2015, FinTech was hardly talked about in Malaysia. Sure, a select few discussed the subject, but there was little interest in financial technology. That is changing; FinTech has become the hot topic among Malaysian businessmen, especially as the sector paves the way forward for innovations in financial services. …

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The Myths and Misconceptions about FinTech

Ever since FinTech shook up the financial world, misconceptions about the sector have entered public thinking. We can’t deny that FinTech is indeed disruptive and revolutionary, but is it honestly going to destroy traditional financial institutions? We don’t think so, thus we invite you to take a look at these …

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The SME Funding Gap in Malaysia

The SME Funding Gap in Malaysia

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) throughout ASEAN still have the same problem: limited financing access. This classic issue also haunts Malaysian SMEs. Although SMEs significantly impact national economic development, many financial institutions still find it risky to facilitate loans for potential SMEs. The situation causes SME development to stunt. How …