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Asia Financial Services

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Ziv CohenPaygilant - Ramat Gan

How Can India Best Prepare for a Cashless Economy?

26 May 2017  |  8930 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When Prime Minister Modi announced his demonetization policy on November 8, 2016, suddenly eliminating 86% of the currency in circulation, it was a sudden shock to the Indian economy, a country where an estimated 98% of all transactions are in cash. It shouldn't be too surprising that Indians started to embrace mobile wallets and digital banking a...

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Rolf Van Der Poli-KYC - Singapore

Lack of confidence in your AML CFT program? Why?

21 March 2017  |  3261 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 Jasuja
Monica JasujaMasterCard India - New Delhi

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

18 February 2017  |  8783 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 I...

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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  |  7158 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  |  8078 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...

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Michael Carter
Michael CarterBizEquity - Pennsylvania

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

26 April 2016  |  3718 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  |  1809 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  |  3510 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  |  2979 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  |  2249 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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