Articles and opinions by Neeti Aggarwal

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FinAccel's Garg: "Credit data is a challenge for BNPL in Indonesia"

Akshay Garg, CEO and founder of FinAccel that operates the credit finance platform Kredivo, shared challenges and strategic perspectives of credit-based payments and buy now, pay later industry in Indonesia

     
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BNPL funding grew 93% CAGR as volumes, users and revenues surged in 2020

The rapid transformation of domestic and cross-border payments brings new opportunities and challenges for financial institutions.Amid shrinking payment margins, players are rethinking their business models to better monetise data insights…

     
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StashAway’s Ferrario: “We grew 300% amid pandemic, 20% AUM from high net worth…

Michele Ferrario, co-founder and CEO of StashAway, a Singapore-based digital wealth management fintech, shared how the company is differentiating itself, its recent growth and key challenges faced

     
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Funding Societies’ Teo: “We brought our cash burn down by about 50%”

Kelvin Teo, group CEO of Funding Societies, shares key challenges faced during the pandemic and the initiatives needed to address growing credit risks

     
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Technology requirements evolve rapidly with changing customer expectations during…

Industry experts highlight the rapidly evolving technology requirements such as frictionless payments, stronger data intelligence and cyber resilience to meet customers’ expectations amid the unprecedented global crisis brought about by…

     
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Tencent’s Lin: “Demand for cross-border payments and remittance increased during…

Forest Lin, corporate vice president at Tencent and concurrently president at Tencent Financial Technology, shares his insights on the impacts of the pandemic on the company, the recent strategic initiatives as well as the outlook for 2021

     
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The pandemic has altered the growth trajectory of fintechs

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the digitisation and innovation in financial services. It has also impacted the operations, financial sustainability and funding of fintech companies

     
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Pandemic creates new attack opportunities for cyber criminals

Recent cyber-crime trends show that criminals have been creative in exploiting emerging vulnerabilities and opportunities. To set up effective and resilient defence, banks need to build an integrated leadership driven cybersecurity hinged…