March, 2016


Global fintech survey results: 51 experts reveal 2016 trends

By Devie Mohan 

What are the trends expected to drive fintech innovation in 2016? On behalf of Envestnet® | Yodlee®, the results of the second annual Global Fintech Influencer Survey. (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, news

March 2, 2016


Why China’s fintech will change how the world thinks about banking

By Zennon Kapron for Forbes

With digitalization and FinTech high on the banking agenda, the disruption of financial services looks like a given. The question, however, is where will the real change come from. Will it be blockchain, real-time settlement, the highly competitive payment space, crowdfunding, or P2P lending? (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, news, SME

March 2, 2016


The Case for Ripple in the Age of Big Bank Blockchains

By Pete Rizzo for

Given its early emphasis on distributed ledgers in what was then widely described as the digital currency ecosystem, Ripple has long held a unique market position in the industry. In the age of “blockchain”, the startup remains one of the few holdouts to describe its offerings as “distributed financial technology”. (more…)

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech news, Global trends

March 2, 2016


Stripe Atlas’ hidden benefit: unlocking US VC money to startups everywhere

By David Corbin for techinasia

“If you were Stripe, what would you do in Asia?” His voice was steady, polite. (more…)

Fintech news

March 1, 2016


China’s mobile payment revolution is going to Africa

By Claire van den Heever for The World Post, a partnership between Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute,

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — With the launch of Apple Pay in mainland China on Feb. 18, Apple has become the first foreign player to secure a place at the table for China’s enormous mobile payment market. The company will be battling for market share with e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Wallet, which dominate China’s mobile payment arena. (more…)

China, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

March 1, 2016


D+H: 2016 will see blockchain solutions reach banking consumers

By Daniel Palmer for

DH Corporation (D+H), a Canada-based provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, recently announced the integration of a proprietary blockchain solution with its payments hub, Global PAYplus.


Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends

March 1, 2016


The hot e-commerce app Wish has “hundreds of millions of users” (plus other fascinating stats)

By Connie Loizos for techcrunch

Last week, toward the end of a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, GGV Capital managing director Hans Tung took the stage to interview one of his portfolio CEOs, Peter Szulczewski of Wish. With an increasingly boisterous crowd as their background, Tung managed to ferret out lots of fascinating  information from the highly personable Szulczewski, who looked very much the part of busy founder. (Blood-shot eyes, rumpled clothing.)


Fintech news, Global trends, InspirAsia

March 1, 2016


JP Morgan CEO Says ‘There’s Nothing Mystical’ About Online Lending Startups

By Leena Rao for Fortune

Jamie Dimon weighs in on online lenders, regulation, and more. (more…)

Banks, Global trends

March 1, 2016


Two of the Most Powerful Women in Finance Are Joining Forces

By Valentina Zarya for Fortune

Both are veterans of the nation’s biggest banks. (more…)

Fintech news

March 1, 2016


Accounting software Jurnal from Indonesia raises series A

By  for TechinAsia

Jurnal is a web-based accounting software for small and medium enterprises, based in Indonesia. Today the startup announced it raised a series A round of investment led by East Ventures. Fenox VC and angel investor Budi Setiadharma were also part of this round. The amount raised was not disclosed. (more…)

Fintech news

March 1, 2016

FinTech Companies Scored Almost a Billion in Financing in March 2016

By Sofia for LetsTalkPayments

January and February 2016 were quite fruitful for FinTech as in the first month of the year, the industry attracted an extra $7 billion and the second month brought almost $1.5 billion. As the month of March comes to an end, let’s look at how it has treated FinTech around the world so far. (more…)

Fintech news

March 1, 2016


Golden Gate Ventures: the upcoming rise of M&A in ASEAN

By Liz Lee for DealstreetAsia Magazine,

Singapore-based early-stage venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures foresees the pace of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in Southeast Asia catapulting, as more institutional funds, protectionists economic policies and global funds look to expand their footprint in the region. (more…)

Analytics, Fintech news, Hong Kong, Indonesia, InspirAsia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

March 1, 2016


Life.SREDA VC opened a coworking & art gallery in the heart of Singapore.

By Yon Heong Tung,

Singapore-based fintech VC firm Life.SREDA has announced the launch of its new co-working space at the heartland of innovation in Singapore–Block 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent. (more…)

Fintech news, Hotnews, InspirAsia, news, SME

March 1, 2016


How millennials are creating a financial technology revolution

By Drew Hendricks for Inc magazine,
As digitally native millennials begin to increasingly change the way in which they use their money, both startups and large companies are having to adapt to meet their demands



March 1, 2016


IBM Exec Elected Chair of Hyperledger Blockchain Committee

By Stan Higgins for 

An IBM executive has been named as the chairman of the technical committee for the Hyperledger Project, the open-source blockchain initiative launched late last year under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation. (more…)

Blockchain, Cashless, Fintech news

March 1, 2016