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Social Networks, e-Commerce Platforms, and the Growth of Digital Payment Ecosystems in China - a report from Kapronasia and the Better Than Cash Alliance

Published: April 2017
Published in: Research Reports

The rapid growth of social networks and e-commerce platforms has transformed the way people communicate and transact around the world. Integrating digital payments into these growing networks and platforms has presented vast opportunities to drive economic opportunity, financial inclusion, transparency, security, and growth. In practically all countries individuals, businesses, and policymakers are recognizing these opportunities and acting on them, but perhaps nowhere more so than in China.

Intel and Kapronasia on The Future of Fintech in Asia

Published: March 2017
Published in: Research Reports

A new whitepaper from Kapronasia and Intel looks at the Future of Fintech in Asia

China Rural Finance

Published: March 2017
Published in: Research Reports

As the second largest economy in the world, China has come a long way in a very short period of time and many of its first tier cities, such as Beijing and Shanghai, feel like any other large international cities in Europe or America. But China is still a developing country, and this is readily apparent in its more rural areas. There, one can see the effects of polluted air, food, and rivers. Empty villages bear witness to water loss, soil erosion, and land desolation. While China has experienced an unprecedented period of modernization, the benefits have not been evenly enjoyed across the country.

2017 China Financial Industry Trends and Outlook

Published: February 2017
Published in: Research Reports

With pressure domestically on both economic growth and structural reform, and international pressure through President Trump, China has its work cut out for it in 2017. In our latest trends report, learn about the key challenges going forward and how China's financial industry will change in 2017.

2017 Indian Financial Industry Trends and Outlook

Published: January 2017
Published in: Research Reports

2016 was a difficult year for the world in general and poses some unique challenges for India in 2017. In our 6th annual Top-10 trends report series, we look at India and the opportunities ahead.

Mobile Banking Security: Trends in India

Published: January 2017
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As the world moves online, the financial industry is entering a new era where, for a significant swathe of the Indian population, the smartphone is their new banking channel, which brings in a host of security challenges.

Leveraging Big Data in Indian Retail Banking

Published: January 2017
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Big data in India has the potential of redefining banking, but the real question is if traditional banks are ready from a technology and strategic approach perspective.

P2P Lending in India

Published: December 2016
Published in: Research Reports

P2P lending is Asia is larger than any other region in the world with China leading the way. The new form of financing is catching on in India too as the world's second most populous nation starts lending online.

Speaking to the Customer

Published: November 2016
Published in: Research Reports

China's digital players are redefining the customer communications expectations of China's 1.4 billion retail banking customers. In this report from Kapronasia, sponsored by GMC, we look at some of the key changes and challenges for China's traditional finance players today.

China's Online To Offline (O2O) Market

Published: November 2016
Published in: Research Reports

Online To Offline e-commerce has redefined products and services in China as both existing providers and new tech leverage a growing trend in China as they sell to billions of Chinese customers.

Digital Insurance in China

Published: September 2016
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Although China's insurance industry is hundreds of years old, it has only been during the last decade that we have seen significant growth. With the advent of digital, now the industry is moving in an entirely new direction.

E-commerce in Southeast Asia

Published: September 2016
Published in: Research Reports

Investors and multinationals are increasingly looking towards Southeast Asia for the next trailblazers in e-commerce in the Asia-Pacific as growth in China and India slows. With this in mind, we present a report that provides an overview of the landscape, opportunities, and challenges that are prevalent in Southeast Asia and its e-commerce industry.

Wealth Management in China

Published: September 2016
Published in: Research Reports

High minimum investment thresholds, the expense of professional advice, and the general lack of access to wealth management tools have all served as challenges for small retail investors in China. However, financial technology is now empowering them by lowering the costs and expanding access, thereby making it easier to manage one’s wealth.

Social Media in Asian Banking

Published: August 2016
Published in: Research 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.

Banking in India: The New Normal

Published: August 2016
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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.

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