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Asia Financial Services

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Michael CarterBizEquity - Pennsylvania

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

26 April 2016  |  2915 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-quarters of credit analysts consider alternative lenders to be a great threat to banks. These concerns appear to be well grounded: research by McKinsey...

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ATM Charging Woes

30 January 2014  |  1580 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 Arundhati Bhattacharya told PTI in an interview. SBI Chairperson added, she is ready to invest in more ATMs as long as she can explain how she is going...

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Kallol Karmakar
Kallol KarmakarMisys - Bangalore

Bringing iPads to the paddy fields - banking in rural India

15 January 2014  |  3262 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  |  2657 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  |  1853 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 ...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Chinese can now buy real estate with Bitcoin

08 November 2013  |  43968 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...

Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

China Bitcoin payments developing gradually

03 October 2013  |  3322 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In our previous commentary, we looked at the future of Bitcoin in China and its potential to become a widely adopted and used virtual currency. One aspect of its development which will be critical if ...

Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Will Bitcoin take off in China?

18 September 2013  |  7850 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

In February 2013, China became the second largest active Bitcoin market globally as measured by wallet downloads. This has attracted new Bitcoin based businesses to China and what could be a massive m...

Colin Day
Colin DaySunGard - London

The temperature is rising in Asia

02 April 2012  |  3629 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 5

So having spent three of the last four weeks in Shanghai, it was time for me to move on over the weekend. Following a 4 ½ hour flight, my flight touched down at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 2,...

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon KapronKapronasia - Shanghai

Prepaid card recycling in China

30 January 2012  |  3644 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the most interesting parts of doing market research in China is learning about the innovative ways of doing business. A few weekends ago the fracas over the China launch of the iPhone 4S at the...

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