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How a fintech outgrew banks in the mobile wallet market in Vietnam
Date: May 11, 2017   |   Author: Research | Research Note
MoMo grew into the largest mobile wallet provider in Vietnam by offering a better user experience and forging early partnerships with incumbent players.
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Data analytics drives retail banking
Date: May 10, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
As data analytics becomes nearly ubiquitous in most parts of consumers’ digital lives, leading banks are providing digitised solutions that deliver the right offer at the right time, predict fraud so they can reduce risk, and boost cross-sell rates.
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Robots take over retail banks’ back offices
Date: May 05, 2017   |   Author: Richard Hartung | Research Note
In retail banks around the world, robots are making their way into the back office and reducing costs by as much as 80% while increasing accuracy by up to 100%. Along with bringing lower costs and greater efficiency, they’re also creating the complexity of redeploying people who have performed routine tasks for many years.
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Huge potential for auto lending in Southeast Asian emerging markets
Date: May 04, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
Banks are expected to see continued growth in auto lending due to economic development but growth will be dampened by the rise of ride-sharing services.
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Financial authority drives digitisation and innovation in Taiwan
Date: May 02, 2017   |   Author: Shenming Wang | Research Note
Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) is driving the country’s banks to move to digital platforms through its “Bank 3.0” vision as banks have an urgent need to differentiate themselves in the crowded retail banking market.
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Retail banks in Japan still struggling with decreasing profitability
Date: Apr 26, 2017   |   Author: Shenming Wang | Research Note
Declining profitability from lending is forcing Japanese banks to rethink product and service strategies whilst innovative technology adoption is helping to maintain high service levels
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Blockchain - Moving from hype to reality
Date: Apr 22, 2017   |   Author: Neeti Aggarwal | Research Note
Investments and interest in distributed ledger technology have been rising rapidly as new use cases emerge to harness its potential. The technology is nonetheless still at an early stage with many hurdles to cross, possibly five to seven years away from mainstream adoption.
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Income recovery for most retail financial services markets in Asia Pacific in 2017
Date: Apr 06, 2017   |   Author: Wendy Weng | Research Note
The gross retail banking income for the entire region will grow by 8% by the end of 2017 after showing a year-on-year growth of 7.5% in 2016 and 10% in 2015.



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