Opinion: Bringing democracy into the $28.6 trillion international payments business

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In our last feature, we spoke to a international payments (cross-border remittance) company. The thought was that a world without borders does exist, but so does an inadvertent exchange of skill and manpower. In this opinion article, Prajit Nanu shares with Fintech Asia the ideas that help him drive the business. Speed, trust, low fees, convenience – a number of such things influence the needs of the consumer.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Top FinTech Companies in Australia

Top 42 FinTech Companies in Australia INFOGRAPHIC – As lobbying to make fintech a priority for the Australian government continues, the fintech ecosystem in Australia has grown considerably in the past few years. About USD 675 million was invested in Australian fintech in 2016 according to a KPMG report. As per our research consumer and B2B lending remain the largest category of fintech, while payments comes second.

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Top 26 FinTech Companies in Japan

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With a relatively less conservative regulatory environment, supported by government-led initiatives and deregulation, the innovation standards in the Japanese fintech ecosystem are much higher than the rest of the world. Bank of Japan even tested out blockchain technology to check for feasibility and viability last year as a way to understand the latest in technology.

While innovation around cryptocurrency is one of the most popular categories, the other categories of fintech are gaining ground. We look at the fintech market in Japan to identify the leading companies that are contributing to this growth.

Here’s the first comprehensive list of the top fintech companies in Japan by Fintech Asia.

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The Top 42 FinTech Companies in Australia

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As lobbying to make fintech a priority for the Australian government continues, the fintech ecosystem in Australia has grown considerably in the past few years. About USD 675 million was invested in Australian fintech in 2016 according to a KPMG report.

As per our research consumer and B2B lending remain the largest category of fintech, while payments comes second.

Here’s the first list of top fintech companies in Australia by Fintech Asia.

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Opinion: India runs on two wheels

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Jonathan Bill, originally from United Kingdom, has been in India for seven years now. He is completely absorbed in a fintech company he manages which caters to the two-wheeler market in India. Though they say India is a wild ride, Jon seems to quite a lot figured out. He shares his thoughts on the industry and market with Fintech Asia…

The two-wheeler is, in many cases a productivity asset for owners in India. Directly in the form of delivery jobs or indirectly in providing the means to get to and from work or cover more ground for self-employed small businesses.

Whilst around 60% of new bike sales are funded through borrowing both FinTech and traditional lenders have stayed away from the segment until recently.

FinTech start-ups have been focused on online distribution and catering to more sophisticated and online addressable borrowers or lending to businesses.

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Top 20 FinTech Companies in Hong Kong

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A healthy rivalry seems to exist between Singapore and Hong Kong to be the FinTech leader of the Asian region. Several posts have been written about this. After our recent look at the Top FinTech Startups in Singapore, Fintech Asia brings a list of the most well-funded financial technology companies in Hong Kong…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Top FinTech Companies in India

Top 50 FinTech Companies in India INFOGRAPHIC – Earlier this year we had shared our list of Top 11 FinTech Startups in India. We decided to include more companies to this list to introduce them to fintech stakeholders in Asia and elsewhere. Fintech Asia has also spoken to several Indian companies in detail – to understand more about the business, vision of the team, and their perspective of the ecosystem they operate in – as part of the Fintech India series.

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