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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
  • Social Media in Asian Banking

    Social Media in Asian Banking

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

China Trade Finance 2016
China is the world’s second largest economy. Its total trade volume is RMB 24.59 trillion (US$3.95 trillion), and its export value is the highest in the world (US$2.27 trillion). What opportunities and challenges exist for the world’s biggest exporter? The China Trade Finance 2016 Report reviews the basics of international trade finance, presents the latest global trends, and discusses the particular issues and future developments in international trade finance that are relevant for China.
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?
201607_Regulating-Fintech-in-Asia
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.

Events

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

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

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.

On September 4th, Urjit Patel officially became the new central bank chief in India. He succeeded Raghuram Rajan, who was famous for largely stabilising the economy during his three year term. Under Patel's leadership, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to continue the current policy regime.

The recent introduction of offline mobile banking apps in India underlines the determination by both government and private banks to push financial inclusion in India and is a strong signal that India is ready to embrace fintech and innovation to solve complex problems within its banking network.

China's internet finance, or fintech, sector has had a busy couple of years as the industry has developed to be a critical part of the financial industry as a whole. Yet, the developments have been somewhat imbalanced. While areas like digital payments and asset management grew and matured, others like credit scoring fell behind. On September 9th, China's National Internet Finance Association (NIFA) finally launched their digital Credit Information Sharing platform, which really brings credit scoring into the fintech fold in China. 

Over the past year, China's National Development and Reform Commission had been defining and refining the new payment card merchant fees. These came into effect on September 6th. The requirements have a range of implications, and are impacting the industry already.