25 May 2017

Asia Financial Services

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Rolf Van Der Poli-KYC - Singapore

Lack of confidence in your AML CFT program? Why?

21 March 2017  |  3162 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A substantial number of compliance officers (about 44 per cent) lack confidence in the anti-money laundering (AML) programs of their organizations, according to a new report (#mce_temp_url#) That’s an interesting finding since compliance officers are ultimately responsible for compliance of the whole organization in their role as MLRO. The pace an...

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Monica JasujaMasterCard India - New Delhi

Decoding the Policy Impact of India's Union Budget 2017 on Digital Payments

18 February 2017  |  8661 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the noise around the Union Budget 2017 has considerably reduced and state elections in India have occupied our minds, its time to do a policy changes in the budget that impact Digital Payments in India and conclude on the analysis of Decoding Union Budget 2017's Impact on Digital Payments in India Previously, I had segregated the analysis into ...

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Monica Jasuja
Monica JasujaMasterCard India - New Delhi

Decoding Union Budget 2017's Impact on Digital Payments in India - Part 1

05 February 2017  |  7044 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley stepped into Parliament on February 1st 2017, the weight of an entire nation and the world rested on his able shoulders as he unveiled India’s first budget post D...

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Kunal Patel
Kunal PatelTagit - Singapore

Blockchain Technology - Knowledge Sharing

12 August 2016  |  7898 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by without someone talking about Blockchain, I’ve read countless articles, read plenty of whitepapers produced from the likes of consulting firms, banks and te...

Michael Carter
Michael CarterBizEquity - Pennsylvania

How banks in Asia can compete against the rise of alternative lenders

26 April 2016  |  3662 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With their loan books growing at an estimated 175 per cent per year, online lenders are changing the face of the global banking industry at an unprecedented pace. One recent survey found that three-qu...

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ATM Charging Woes

30 January 2014  |  1769 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

“Whatever services we give, ultimately it has to be a win-win situation…. We just want a commercially viable model, I cannot afford to lose month after month,” State Bank of India (SBI) Chairperson Ar...

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Kallol Karmakar
Kallol KarmakarMisys - Bangalore

Bringing iPads to the paddy fields - banking in rural India

15 January 2014  |  3475 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I was reading this article a few days ago, that Central Bank of India wants 800 new bank branches in rural India. A recent survey of rural India has shown that there are only 36 branches for every mi...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Insurance companies to kick-start Shanghai Stock Exchange?

10 January 2014  |  2941 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Shanghai Stock Exchange has been in the doldrums for the past couple of years and was the worst performing Asian exchange of 2013. Dismal performance and increasing questions about the transparenc...

Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Of Bitcoin ATMs and regulation in Asia

09 January 2014  |  2204 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Over the past week, Robocoin Technologies announced they were expanding their Bitcoin ATM offering into Asia with planned ATM installs in Taiwan and Hong Kong. If you're not familiar with the Bitcoin ...

Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin

08 November 2013  |  45526 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Bitcoin acceptance in China has now extended into real estate with a residential developer in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech park in Shanghai finding a new way to promote sales through the acceptance of Bitcoin v...

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Founded by Zennon Kapron
Date 04 Sep 2007
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Covering all aspects of financial services in Asia from banking in China to algo trading in Japan.
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