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Our researches and analysis on Financial Institutions

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Banks explore and experiment with new technologies in building for the future

This year, SIBOS focused the industry's attention on the future of banking and the various technologies and new players paving the way for efficiency, transparency and better customer experience. As institutions relook at their business…

     
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On the way to the first fintech bank

Vladislav Solodkiy, managing partner at Life.SREDA, a Singapore-based financial technology (fintech) venture capital firm, shares his thoughts on the establishment of fintech banks and its difference from traditional banks.

     
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Hanfor’s Han: “Without the ability to manage your people, you can’t outrun your…

Xueyuan Han, chairman of Hanfor Holdings, shares how the company started its core businesses, the products and services it offers, and the role that financial technology plays in transforming the organisation.

     
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Continuous focus on technology investment, operational excellence and customer…

With the entry of financial technology disruptors, banks in Asia Pacific are putting greater focus on technology and operational excellence to enhance customer service and the overall transaction banking experience.

     
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JD Finance’s Chen: “I serve financial institutions, not do financial services”

Shengqiang Chen, chief executive officer of JD Finance, the financial subsidiary of JD.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in China, discusses the company’s relationship with banks and retailers, how it has evolved as a financial…

     
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Tencent’s Lai: “We build new applications to cure the ‘pain points’ of users”

Jim Lai, head of Tencent Financial Technology Department, shares how the company became one of China’s top financial services providers and how a customer-centric internal culture resulted in effective and cost-efficient products.

     
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Asia Pacific banks remain unfazed by asset quality pressure

Retail asset quality pressure will persist in the Asia Pacific region, due to slower economic growth and worse employment situations. However, the downside risk to banks’ retail asset quality will remain manageable, as regulators and banks…

     
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Capital and liquidity improved in the Middle East

Although Middle Eastern banks experienced a contraction in profitability, their overall capitalisation and liquidity improved with the gradual adoption of Basel III regulations. In Africa, asset quality and capitalisation are the key concerns.

     




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