Fintech continues to be one of the most hyped sectors, notably in Asia where the large population of unbanked, high smartphone and Internet penetration rates and supportive governments are providing fertile for fintech innovation.
For many, Asia is the number 1 growth market for fintech and investors are betting big on the region’s startups. Fintech ventures in Asia raised US$3.85 billion in 2017, behind the US with US$15.2 billion and Europe with US$7.44 billion.
With so much happening in the burgeoning Asian fintech landscape on a regular basis, it can be hard to keep up of the overwhelming number of news and announcements. The following 10 blogs will keep you updated with high quality content on the region’s key developments:
Fintech News (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia)
Fintech News provides a source of deep insights and local news about digital finance and the world of fintech. The Fintech News team has been delivering fintech-centric content of various types since 2015, serving an audience looking for updates on fintech events, experts’ opinions, analysis, breaking news, and more. In Asia, Fintech News operates three dedicated portals:
Fintech News Hong Kong, Fintech News Singapore , and Fintech News Malaysia.
The Fintech Asia Network has in total over 300’000 monthly page impressions, more then 30’000 Social Media Fans and more then 15’000 newsletter subscription.
Fintech Innovation (Hong Kong)
Fintech Innovation, a targeted new channel under Enterprise Innovation, provides a platform for the banking, finance and insurance industry across Asia to come together to get informed, educated, as well as exchange ideas, trends and learnings. Fintech Innovation focuses on how technology can be used to accelerate the creation of innovative products and services, and features independent editorial views, and a weekly fintech newsletter.
8btc News (China)
8btc News is one of China’s top blockchain and cryptocurrency online portals, providing breaking news, reviews from opinion leaders and experts, and studies focusing on the country’s cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. The company also operates the 8btc Forum, one of the biggest blockchain, cryptocurrency communities in China where blockchain developers, users and investors exchange opinions and ideas.
DigFin (Hong Kong)
Based in Hong Kong, DigFin is an online media covering the digital transformation of financial services. DigFin provides breaking news, experts’ opinions, interviews and analysis on the region’s fintech landscape. It also operates a podcast featuring industry participants and thought leaders who share their thoughts on the latest trends in fintech.
Tech in Asia – Fintech (Singapore)
Tech in Asia is one of the largest English language technology media focusing on Asia. Tech in Asia covers tech trends, startups, and big tech titans in the region. The platform has a dedicated fintech section featuring the latest news from the region’s fintech industry. Beyond content, Tech in Asia also organizes tech conferences and events across the region, and operates a startup and technology jobs marketplace.
China Money Network (China)
Founded in 2011 in Shanghai, China Money Network is an artificial intelligence-based platform tracking China’s smart investments and technology innovation. The bilingual platform follows China’s private equity, venture capital and technology sectors to deliver actionable intelligence. China Money Network covers key announcements, investment deals, and the latest trends in the tech world, including fintech.
Livemint is the online platform of Mint, an Indian financial daily newspaper published by HT Media, a Delhi-based media group, and one of India’s premium business news publications. Livemint provides daily national, international and business news, tracks market movements and detailed coverage of significant events. The site has evolved to also offer multimedia features like videos, podcasts and slideshows, and features a fintech section with breaking news on the India fintech industry.
The Straits Times – Fintech (Singapore)
The Straits Times is an English language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore currently owned by Singapore Press Holdings. Its online platform features news stories, regular podcasts, vodcasts and twice-daily, radio-news bulletins. The Straits Times has a dedicated fintech section where it covers the latest news in Singapore and the broader Asian fintech space.
The South China Morning Post – Fintech (China)
The South China Morning Post is a Hong Kong-based English language newspaper and Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, owned by Alibaba Group. Like the Straits Times, the South China Morning Post has a fintech section featuring stories about how technology is used to enhance financial services, covering banking and securities.
Caixin Global – Fintech/Internet Finance (China)
Caixin Global is part of China’s most influential financial media group, Caixin Media, and the group’s English language news portal. The platform offers a Fintech/Internet Finance section that reports on the latest news related to China’s fintech industry. Caixin also organizes high-level summits, roundtables and dialogues that bring together political, business and academic leaders from across China and around the world.
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