19 February 2017

Asia Financial Services

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Monica JasujaMasterCard India - New Delhi

Decoding the Policy Impact of Union Budget 2017 on Digital Payments

18 February 2017  |  2471 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As the noise around the Union Budget 2017 has considerably reduced and state elections 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 I had segregated the analysis into two distinct segments...

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Kunal PatelGoSwiff International - Singapore

Blockchain Technology - Knowledge Sharing

12 August 2016  |  7478 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 technology solution providers. I believe there are compelling use cases for Blockchain technology in financial services. That being said though, only ti...

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Michael CarterBizEquity - Pennsylvania

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

26 April 2016  |  3513 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  |  1684 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  |  3385 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  |  2822 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  |  2055 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  |  45154 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  |  3429 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  |  8085 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...

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Date 04 Sep 2007
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