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  • Banking in India: The New Normal

    Banking in India: The New Normal

    A new report from the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Kapronasia looks at the key trends and challenges in India's dynamic and growing financial industry. Read More
  • China Trade Finance 2016

    China Trade Finance 2016

    Trade has been a critical part of China's growth and although trade finance in China has gradually matured, there is still some way to go. In our latest report, we look at the critical challenges in Trade Finance in China. Read More
  • Social Media in Asian Banking

    Social Media in Asian Banking

    Banks once avoided Social Media, but now they have little choice to embrace it. A new report from Kapronasia looks at the present and future of social media in banking in Asia. Read More
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Latest Reports

Social Media is once something that Asian banks shunned and avoided, but today, it is nearly indispensable. In the Social Media in Asian Banking report we look at the key drivers and challenges for Asian banks in social media.
Asia's conditions are ripe for fintech, but proper regulatory frameworks are critical. Where will Asia's next big fintech center be? Where are governmental approaches lacking? The Fintech Regulation in Asia report analyzes what is happening across Asia in the fintech space from a regulatory perspective and assesses the fintech readiness of key Asian fintech centers as well as the critical factors for success.
Banking in India: The New Normal
At present, the banking industry in India is at the most defining point in its history since the nationalization wave in the ‘60s/’70s. There are a number of forces, both internal and external, rapidly shaping the strategies and operations of the players in this industry. These forces are calling into question the status quo in all areas of banking services: front office, middle office, back office operations, and strategy.
Blockchain for Banking in India
Few fintech technologies today are more discussed than blockchain. With the potential to disrupt how the basic plumbing of the financial industry functions, blockchain technology seems to be viewed as the solution for anything from payment reconciliation to settlement. Yet, what does this mean for India? What will the impact be and is India ready?


August 18, 2016
SKBI Conference (IMF) - Blockchain, Fintech and Financial Inclusion
August 25, 2016
FinTech Innovation Forum Shanghai
August 27, 2016
India Chamber of Commerce Banking Summit
September 26, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016
Sibos Geneva
October 12, 2016
Global Payment Summit
October 17, 2016 - Oct 19, 2016
Asia Private Wealth Management Summit
October 19, 2016 - Oct 20, 2016
Tradetech Asia
November 14, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016
Singapore Fintech Festival
November 28, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Tradetech FX Asia
December 08, 2016 - Dec 09, 2016
Inside Fintech Seoul

Kapronasia is a leading provider of fintech market research and consulting.


Research From our offices across the region, we provide clients with the key insight and research they need to understand the market trends and challenges. Our research reports are used by numerous clients across the globe to make better business decisions about their Asia strategy.


Consulting We work closely with clients to better understand their business challenges and find lasting and value creating solutions. We have worked with some of the financial industry's largest players to help them re-define their business and drive growth.

Indian messaging app Hike raised $175 million in funding from global investors this month. This round of funding valued the messaging app at $1.4 billion, cementing Hike's entry into India's coveted "tech unicorn" club. Even so, it was one of Hike's new shareholders that lifted more eyebrows. Tencent, the owner of WeChat and China's most popular messaging app, were among the investors throwing their bets behind Hike. Kapronasia takes a look at possible advantages of this new relationship. 

The recent announcement that Canadian merchants will now accept UnionPay’s mobile QuickPass payment, along with Ingenico partnering with Alipay to provide mobile payments in Europe, highlight that huge strides are being made by both UnionPay and Alipay to infiltrate Western markets and that these efforts are being supported by the Western payments industry.

Beijing has approved a new trading link between Shenzhen’s and Hong Kong’s stock markets to be opened by the end of the year. With the start of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong link, 880 companies will be added to the already available 567 through the Shanghai link that opened in 2014.

On Aug 12th 2016, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued license extensions to the first group of companies in China to ever receive a third party payment license five years ago.  It was a long wait for the 27 firms. Their licenses, including those of industry giants Alipay and China UnionPay, had expired 78 days ago.