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Mainstreaming small and medium enterprises into the Philippines’ formal financial system
Date: Jan 02, 2018   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Co-published
Acknowledging the disconnect between available credit and the underserved small and medium enterprise (SME) market, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) ventured into serving highly risky market segments through its Sustainable Enterprises for Economic Development (SEED) programme.
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The need for a new generation of robo-advisors
Date: Dec 30, 2017   |   Author: Patrick Oberhaensli | Opinion
A strong rise of robo-advisors is often predicted within the next few years. But, looking at the current situation, the offerings typically use limited possibilities to managing assets and can potentially only satisfy specific needs.
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Do Security Bank's streamlined solutions address customer pain points
Date: Dec 28, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Co-published
To alleviate customers from the hassles of banking, Security Bank launched a pro-customer product, shifted from being operations-centric to being sales-oriented, and streamlined its processes.
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Will a digital platform accelerate inclusive consumer finance in the Philippines?
Date: Dec 28, 2017   |   Author: Janine Marie Crisanto | Case Study
FINTQ addresses the gap in financial access for Filipinos without credit qualifications and those in the rural areas through its cloud-based lending platform Lendr, approved by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Lendr also fosters collaboration among banks, financial technology companies and other key stakeholders in the industry
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Chinese banks tap technology to build private wealth business
Date: Dec 27, 2017   |   Author: Gerald Tai | Post Event Report
The 2017 China Private Wealth Dialogue discussed how wealth management advisors and private bankers balance technology and service, while addressing client needs and interest in asset allocation and philanthropy
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MUFG's Batra: "We will not play catch-up.We will play leapfrog"
Date: Dec 20, 2017   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping | Interviews
Vivek Batra, MUFG’s new general manager and regional head of transaction banking sales for the Asia & Oceania region, discusses how the bank intends to capitalise on its position as a latecomer to the global transaction banking business.
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Fidor Bank's Kröner: "Interacting socially is at the heart of our DNA"
Date: Dec 14, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Interviews
Matthias Kröner, founder and chief executive officer of Fidor Bank, shares its plans for growth in Asia as the bank enters Singapore, after building a successful business in Europe
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Singapore goes more digital through NETS QR code
Date: Dec 13, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Round Up
Network for Electronic Transfers (Singapore) (NETS) looks to “take out as much cash as possible” as the company partners with seven banks in the country in launching a unified digital payment platform for NETS Quick Response (QR) code payments.



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