Asia

I have seen the future of finance, and it’s in Singapore…

I have seen the future of finance, and it’s in Singapore…

I attended the Singapore Fintech Festival last week, and despite its name, it is not really about Fintech, but about the future of Singapore as a financial centre. I first heard about the Singapore Fintech Festival when Sopnendu Mohanty, the flamboyant head of Fintech at MAS, and his team, presented at Oxford Said Business School 6 months ago.(…)

Fintech in Asia: what a difference 6 months make…

Fintech in Asia: what a difference 6 months make…

I was in Asia 6 months ago – for Finnovasia and Rise in Hong Kong. After spending some more time in Singapore, I came back to Europe very excited about the potential of Fintech in Asia. This wasn’t of course a big surprise since I had been involved with Fintech HK and SuperCharger for a long(…)

Big month for Fintech in Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam

Big month for Fintech in Asia: Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam

I’ve had a particular interest for the developments of Fintech in Asia, and am always fascinated by the speed of change in the region. The next month will be packed for Fintech in Asia, and perhaps one of the best times to organise a trip there… First, the Supercharger – based in Hong Kong. This project(…)

Why Fintech is different in Asia: example of the SuperCharger

Why Fintech is different in Asia: example of the SuperCharger

Different from? Different from Europe and the US mainly, where we see most of the initiatives, buzz and unicorns in Fintech… However, we shouldn’t underestimate the potential of Asia in Fintech, where many innovations in finance will actually be invented there – and not just imported from Europe/the US.  Last year, I had a chance encounter with Janos Barberis, and(…)

Follow 100 Fintech Twitter accounts in one click

Follow 100 Fintech Twitter accounts in one click

If you don’t feel like adding the 107 Fintech people listed by Marc Bernegger one by one in Twitter, I have done it for you ! (if you really want to thank me, send me 0.01 Bitcoin which I’ll gladly retrieve once I remember my password!). Once you have added all these people, you will have(…)

Who to follow in Fintech: Singapore, HK, France, NY, Holland. And Italy!

Who to follow in Fintech: Singapore, HK, France, NY, Holland. And Italy!

I love these lists from Marc Bernegger who does an incredible job of referencing some great Fintech accounts to follow. I don’t know how he finds the time (and I can assure you he is not a bot…) but his posts are a great starting point for anyone who’d like to start following Fintech. After the UK, Germany,(…)

Fintech is coming to Asia. Fast.

Fintech is coming to Asia. Fast.

In the same way that we could feel the emergence of Fintech in London a few years ago, we can detect a similar trend coming from Asia today. Remember that only 3 years ago there might have been less than 100 Fintech startups in London – whereas there might be 10 times that amount today. Are(…)