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“PeopleFund’s Kim: “We disrupted Korea’s lending market from within”
Date: Aug 02, 2019   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interview
Joey Kim, founder and CEO of PeopleFund, reveals South Korea’s current lending market and how they disrupted the status quo with their unique business model
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Ping An Bank’s Xie: “Those who focus on technologies will be the winners”
Date: Jul 24, 2019   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interview
Ping An Bank chairman Xie Yonglin talked about the bank’s transformation journey into a leading retail financial services provider, the evolution of the bancassurance business model and his key career milestones and aspirations during his interview with The Asian Banker chairman Emmanuel Daniel
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"Apple's new credit card is just an incremental change that reinforces the dominance of banks in the digital finance space"
Date: Apr 01, 2019   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Opinion
Apple's new digital credit card, launched with Goldman Sachs, only buys the Western players a little more time in democratising payments and catching up with the Chinese players who have already surged ahead with truly innovative technologies.
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Be Hungry, Be Angry to shape the future
Date: Sep 11, 2018   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Editorial
The founding tales of FreeCom, TransferWise and PolicyPal reflect the next generation’s hunger and anger with this generation’s stoic acceptance of the status-quo and desperate attempts to stay relevant. Today’s leaders who want to be relevant to the future will have to show the same passion to make a real and substantive change
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Hanfor’s Han: “Without the ability to manage your people, you can’t outrun your peers”
Date: Nov 06, 2017   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interviews
Xueyuan Han, chairman of Hanfor Holdings, shares how the company started its core businesses, the products and services it offers, and the role that financial technology plays in transforming the organisation.
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JD Finance’s Chen: “I serve financial institutions, not do financial services”
Date: Oct 25, 2017   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Interviews
Shengqiang Chen, chief executive officer of JD Finance, the financial subsidiary of JD.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in China, discusses the company’s relationship with banks and retailers, how it has evolved as a financial technology organisation, and its future plans.
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Personalities who will shape China's regulatory reforms: Watch Guo Shuqing
Date: Jul 12, 2017   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Editorial
A narrative that is not being discussed on the recent crackdown of several companies, including Anbang, Fosun, Wanda, HNA and Li Yonghong’s Rossoneri in China, is the regulator that drove the entire episode. How will that shape the country’s financial regulation system?
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Singapore – Finance as a lack of the imagination
Date: Mar 17, 2014   |   Author: Emmanuel Daniel | Opinion
Emmanuel Daniel, founder of The Asian Banker, in a rather straightforward speech to the heads of technology of banks in Singapore outlined why the fintech phenomenon in Singapore is not in any danger of any breakthrough that is innovative or transformational and why Singapore banks cannot afford to be concerned more with themselves than with their customers.



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