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.
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 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.
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.
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 regarding China.
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.
Fintech has the potential to completely change India's financial industry, but are banks and traditional vendors ready? Which fintech offerings are potentially the most disruptive? What is the role of India’s IT industry in strengthening the fintech ecosystem? The Fintech in India report explores key issues for banks and technology vendors and defines what the financial industry of the future will be.
China's insurance industry has seen more change in the past few years than at any point of its history in China. Although the industry is growing rapidly it faces numerous challenges going forward. The Future of Insurance in China report tackles some of the biggest issues and challenges for China's financial industry and looks at what we can expect for the future including data analytics, digital insurance and more.
With the help of the government, China’s cross-border e-commerce has become one of the most successful digital e-commerce ecosystems. This report explains how China has transitioned from being the factory of the world to have one of the most flourishing digital payments and cross-border e-commerce ecosystems.
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?
Predictions are that digital payments will account for 20% of all Chinese retail purchases by 2020, a staggering amount and one that is challenging not only the banks, but China UnionPay and regulators themselves. The China Digital Payments 2016 report looks at how new business models, market entrants and regulations are rapidly transforming China’s gigantic payment industry.
China's Millennials are demanding, especially from their banks and what they expect from financial services. The China's Millennials report from Kapronasia and the Disruption House provides critical insight into how Millennials are changing the way they bank.
Innovation has given China’s consumers an unprecedented choice of financial products and services at their fingertips. The 2016 China Banking Trends and Outlook report looks at some of the key trends, issues and challenges for China's banking industry as we go into 2016.
It will come as no surprise to followers of China’s markets when we say that 2015 was undoubtedly one of the most impactful years we have seen in recent decades. But what lies ahead for 2016? Will the stock market face another turbulent year? Will regulations hinder development?
White paper prepared by Kapronasia and The Disruption House and presented at Sibos 2015 in Singapore.