• Payment Hubs Ranked & Rated

    Payment Hubs Ranked & Rated

    In our latest vendor evaluation report we look at payment hubs in Asia and rank and rate several of the top offerings.
  • The Future of Financial Markets in Asia Pacific

    The Future of Financial Markets in Asia Pacific

    A new report from Kapronasia and Broadridge looks out how regulations, blockchain, AI, and many other trends will affect the markets.
  • Cross Border Payments in Asia

    Cross Border Payments in Asia

    Asia's cross border payments market is starting to heat up as countries overcome geographic, political, and cultural differences to develop sub-regional payment networks.
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Latest Reports

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Since the launch of real-time payments in Japan in 1973, the financial industry has been on a path of rapid modernization as governments and financial sectors around the world move to instant payment systems. In many ways, real-time payments are a natural evolution of the industry, providing better, faster and cheaper payments domestically, and increasingly, cross-border.
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Challenges for the financial industry are growing. Third party non-bank financials threaten the core businesses of traditional banks and institutions. Trade tensions are escalating between the US and China, and even the US and Canada, and threaten to take the global economy on a different path, which may ultimately have a dramatic effect on the business of banks. Further, as interest rates rise, the stark realities of a worsening economic environment may threaten existing loans and products. Finally, the biggest challenge for financial institutions over the next five years: regulations.
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As the financial industry continues to grow and innovative, banks are facing increasing challenges to keep up with the rapid pace of change, especially in the payments segment. Payment hubs could be the answer.

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October 22, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018
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November 01, 2018 - Nov 02, 2018
ASIFMA Annual Conference 2018
November 14, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018
Money 2020 China
November 27, 2018 - Dec 01, 2018
Blockshow Asia
November 30, 2018
India FinTech Awards Mumbai
March 19, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019
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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.

Financial results from China's banks are improving recently as tight regulation is limiting the expansion of 3rd party competition, while overall bank profitability is increasing.

During the Internet Security Summit in Beijing on August 21st, Ant Financial announced the official upgrade for the security control of its digital payment platform – Alipay. The more secured process is achieved through what is called a 'Delayed Payment' (DP) function.

One morning in July, investors of Niubanjin Finance, a P2P platform with balance of 39 billion RMB at that time, tried to check their balance online, but only saw a system maintenance notification. They started feeling anxious and visited the local office in Hangzhou, only to find that the office had closed, and two policemen there to record their investment information, as proof of victims.

More and more Chinese individuals have accumulated a great amount of wealth thanks to the country’s economy boom in the past decades. As a result, the demand of wealth management is growing. With the help of new technologies, mobile wealth management (MWM) platforms are attracting more and more investors in China recently.

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