Research Reports

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Transactional Banking in Asia

Published: December 2014
Published in: Research Reports

Based on a series of interviews with Heads of Transactional Banking in Asian Banks, we take a look at some of the current trends and issues in the industry.

China P2P Lending

Published: November 2014
Published in: Research Reports

As China’s financial industry continues on a path of continuous reform and change that started over 30 years ago, the pace of change has anything but slowed in the past few years. From private banks to the rise of mobile payments, the changes are impressive. However, no conversation on change in the industry would be complete without a discussion of Peer to Peer (P2P) lending.

China Moving Abroad

Published: August 2014
Published in: Research Reports

This report is one of the first public reports on the subject of Chinese moving their money abroad and is one of the most comprehensive reviews of current legal and illegal schemes employed by Chinese investors for allocating their funds abroad.

Cloud Computing in Asia Financial Services

Published: June 2014
Published in: Research Reports

Kapronasia was in Singapore for Buy Side Technology Asia Summit in June 2014 and Zennon Kapron presented the attached slides on the latest trends and issues in Asia's buy-side cloud technology.

ATMs in China 2014

Published: May 2014
Published in: Research Reports

The ATM market in China has maintained strong growth in the last ten years with the deployed number of ATMs peaking at 520,000 units in 2013, surpassing the number of ATMs deployed in the US and making China the largest ATM market in the world. With an average annual growth rate of 20%, China will continue to have sizable growth in 2014 as China’s number of ATMs installed per million people lags significantly behind developed countries and the number of payment cards served by a single ATM is also far less than the international standard.

China Online Payment Industry 2014

Published: March 2014
Published in: Research Reports

Since our initial 2012 report looking at 3rd party online payments in China, the market has changed dramatically with new entrants, consolidation and new business models. Our new online payments report looks at how the industry has changed and evolved over time to meet the needs of a changing market.

Top 10 China Banking Technology Trends 2014

Published: January 2014
Published in: Research Reports

2013 will remembered as an incredibly dynamic year for China’s financial services industry. From the increasing number of hedge funds in the market to the emergence and regulation of Bitcoin, industry observers, investors, participants and regulators have had their work cut out for them keeping up with the market.

Top 10 China Capital Markets Technology Trends 2014

Published: January 2014
Published in: Research Reports

2013 will remembered as an incredibly dynamic year for China’s financial services industry. From the increasing number of hedge funds in the market to the emergence and regulation of Bitcoin, industry observers, investors, participants and regulators have had their work cut out for them keeping up with the market.

The Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone

Published: November 2013
Published in: Research Reports

Few initiatives in the past couple of years have captured the attention of China’s financial services community more than the recently opened Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone. Situated in the eastern part of Shanghai and encompassing 29km2 of land which, like the rest of Pudong, was predominantly farmland as little as ten years ago.

Hedging the Dragon: The Opportunity for Hedge Funds in China

Published: June 2013
Published in: Research Reports

Hedging the Dragon offers one of the most comprehensive looks into the Chinese Hedge Fund industry and details the potential opportunity for foreign hedge funds to enter the market providing insight on the market opportunity itself as well as some of the market entry options and key considerations for foreign funds as they consider the market.

Top 10 China Banking Technology Trends 2013

Published: January 2013
Published in: Research Reports

2001-2010 could be considered the 'banking reform' years. During that decade, we saw an incredible opening up in the market with opportunities for both domestic and foreign banks expanding greatly. Although reform has slowed slightly, the industry is still in a period of change and 2013 will be no exception.

Top 10 China Capital Markets Technology Trends 2013

Published: January 2013
Published in: Research Reports

Margin trading, financial futures and cross-border investing are just a few of the areas that have seen tremendous changes in the past five years and will see much more as the market continues to develop and we see new products and opportunities emerge.

China's Credit Card Industry - What's Next

Published: December 2012
Published in: Research Reports

Cultural, geographical and political challenges have for many years kept China a very cash-based society. When credit cards first started to appear on the market, uptake was slow and banks struggled to find a business model that worked. Several years later, the market has changed dramatically. Now as an increasingly popular payment tool, the credit card has played a pivotal role in the stimulation of domestic consumption, with card circulation exceeding 280 million and total transaction value accounting for 42% of China’s total retail spending value.

China's 3rd Party Online Payment Industry - What's Next

Published: August 2012
Published in: Research Reports

With online commerce booming in China, consumers are able to order just about anything online and have it delivered cheaply and efficiently. Traditionally these transactions were conducted as 'cash on delivery', but this is rapidly changing as online payment providers start to fill the gap.

Banking On China - A Look at the Challenges and Opportunities for Foreign Banks in China

Published: July 2012
Published in: Research Reports

With the Chinese economy continuing to grow rapidly, the financial sector in China is one of the few globally that offers a unique opportunity for international banks, but also has challenges.

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