• Financial Inclusion Accelerated

    Financial Inclusion Accelerated

    A new report from Kapronasia and Vocalink looks at how real-time payments are impacting financial inclusion around the world and what lies ahead.
  • The Future History of Payments

    The Future History of Payments

    A new report from Kapronasia sponsored by Finastra looks at the key opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing global payments environment.
  • Research Calendar 2018

    Research Calendar 2018

    The Kapronasia 2018 Research Calendar has been published, contact us to receive a copy and subscribe.
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Latest Reports

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Even as the entire financial industry changes rapidly, nowhere has the change been as evident as in the payments segment. Around the world, banks, consumers, and businesses are making a shift in the way they exchange value.
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2017 was a year of significant interest into blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, and its application in China’s financial industry. Has the reality finally matched the hype or is the adoption of blockchain still lagging? What are the key user cases that are emerging and is it necessary for users to replace traditional technology with the new blockchain technology?
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After an eventful year with many notable developments in the burgeoning field of fintech, our 8th annual Top-10 Asia Pacific Fintech Trends Report, released in conjunction with the webinar, features an in depth analysis of the 10 most important fintech trends to look out for in Asia this year.

Events

March 13, 2018 - Mar 15, 2018
Money 20/20 Asia Singapore
March 21, 2018 - Mar 22, 2018
Payments Summit 2018 - Helsinki
March 27, 2018 - Mar 28, 2018
MoneyLive: Digital Banking APAC 2018
May 03, 2018 - May 04, 2018
Seamless Asia Singapore
June 04, 2018 - Jun 06, 2018
Money 20/20 Europe - Amsterdam
September 19, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
Global Payments Summit KL
October 22, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018
Sibos Sydney
November 14, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018
Money 2020 China

Kapronasia is a leading provider of financial industry market research and consulting covering fintech, payments, banking, capital markets and blockchain.

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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.

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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 Feburary 22nd, the Credit Union, also known by its official name “Baihang Credit”, has finally received its business license from the government which is also the first individual credit checking license.

Blockchain technology's momentum has grown significantly in China and it’s clear that this technology is here to stay. Since Chinese New Year, frequent good news has accelerated this trend – The People’s Daily published a whole page talking about how to develop this technology, and it’s been a hot topic even in the ongoing “two sessions” National Party Congress.

The top three tech giants in China -  Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, previously did not talk much about their blockchain development, but with a much more receptive public and regulatory environment, they have revealed a bit more about where they have been focused.

China's recent outbound M&A has been suffering with more and more acquisitions failing due to national security concerns, Ant Financial's missed acquisition of MoneyGram being the latest. Why does national security factor into these decisions and why will it remain a crucial consideration in the future?

In 2017, the Chinese smartphone market saw its first ever decline, with -4% YoY growth in smartphone shipments and -4.9% YoY growth in smartphone sales.

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