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Zopa gears up for launch of digital bank
Date: Dec 05, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
At the Digital Finance Leadership Programme in London, Jaidev Janardana, CEO of UK-based peerto-peer lender Zopa talked about the technology and credit risk management expertise that differentiate the company and its plans to launch a digital bank
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O-Bank was recognised as the Best Digital Bank in Taiwan at The Asian Banker Taiwan Awards 2018
Date: Oct 15, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Post Event Report
On October 12, The Asian Banker held its Annual Taiwan Awards Briefing & Luncheon 2018 at Westin Taipei, Taiwan. Two sets of awards were presented during the day, the Financial Technology Innovation Awards and the Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. A total of 7 awards were given during the awards ceremony.
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BSP's deputy governor Fonacier: "We will ensure a "Balanced, Systematic and Progressive/ Prudent" approach to financial innovation"
Date: Oct 12, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Post Event Report
The Future of Finance Philippines 2018 conference gathered over 200 bankers and financial services professionals for a day of insightful discussion. The event provided delegates with useful perspective on how the deployment of financial technology (fintech) and e-commerce in the country has paved the way towards digitalisation of payment transactions.
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EON PH by UnionBank of the Philippines wins Best Digital Bank in the Philippines at The Asian Banker Philippine Country Awards 2018
Date: Oct 11, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Post Event Report
Two sets of awards were presented during the night, the Financial Technology Innovation Awards and the Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. A total of 12 awards were given during the awards ceremony
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Becoming the epicentre of digital finance
Date: Sep 10, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Editorial
China has outpaced other developing and developed nations to position itself as a leader in the digital finance marketplace, tour which was held in conjunction with the Future of Finance Summit 2018 brought delegates to key financial and “big technology” institutions in the country
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How will next generation digital wealth platforms change the game?
Date: Aug 28, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Bhaskar Prabhakara, CEO and co-founder of WeInvest, discusses the key drivers for the adoption of digital wealth platforms in Asia, the importance of an enabling regulatory framework and how players can better differentiate themselves
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Asian governments and private investors have more to do to “Do Good”
Date: Aug 09, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Ruth Shapiro, founder and chief executive of Hong Kong-based Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society discusses the development of philanthropy in Asia and how the creation of the Doing Good Index will help it grow in the region
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GDPR puts control of personal data back in hands of users
Date: May 18, 2018   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Trendwatch
With data becoming the new oil in the digital economy, what level of individual data protection is adequate without unnecessarily stymying business and commerce?




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