2018 Top 10 Fintech Trends in Asia

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.

Published: Jan 2018

Report Description

The past year has seen a new multitude of innovative, disruptive and powerful developments in the field of Fintech, with Asia being at the very heart of it all.

As profits at China's Big Five banks are declining we’ve seen the popularity of internet banks such as WeBank grow. Can China's banks find their place in the new Fintech world?

We’ve seen the remarkable rise of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin garner the mainstream media’s attention and new investment tools such as ICOs exploding into popularity as Asia played a leading role. Will ICOs continue in Asia in 2018? Is it just a speculative bubble? Will Singapore cement its role at the center of ICOs in Asia?

Although many may not see cryptocurrencies as the future, the underlying blockchain technology it has given birth to has plenty of potential for the financial services industry. A range of blockchain companies has been created, with promises of providing solutions to the industry’s biggest issues. Will 2018 see blockchain move on from the infancy stage? What will be its effects in Asia?

Small loans and individual investments have recently soared in popularity and acceptance in China. However, we have also seen quicker and sterner regulatory reactions from the Chinese government. Tight regulation on P2P lending and ICOs are key examples of this. Will China continue its hard stance in 2018?

In this report by Kapronasia, through detailed analysis and examples, we will look to answer the questions raised by these new trends as well as several others, including cross-border payments, New Retail, Big Data and more. 

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2018 Top 10 Fintech Trends in Asia Report Details

  • Number of Pages: 30 (excluding cover/back pages)
  • Number of Tables & Charts: 15

Table of Contents

  • Development of Smart Phones and Telecom technology creates opportunities for mobile financial services
  • Asia's credit appetite will continue to grow, especially in China
  • New Styles of Banks
  • Increased competition on cross-border payment in Asia 
  • Big Data in China
  • Wanglian and how it will change the payment industry 
  • New Retail is the New Trend 
  • Technology Centres in Asia and Focusing Areas
  • Where does the blockchain revolution stand in Asia in 2018?
  • Bitcoin and ICOs
  • Graphs and Charts:

    • Mobile Internet Users in China 
    • Mobile Apps Monthly Active Users
    • China's Consumption Loan
    • Pan-Asia Consumer Loan Origination 
    • Cross-Border Transactions by Region
    • 2013-2018 China's Third-Party Payment Market Scale
    • China Fresh Food Market Size
    • Hema App Monthly Active User Number
    • Asian Blockchain Market Size 
    • Bitcoin Price Fluctuation 
    • ICO Funds Raised
    • Number of ICO Projects in China
    • The Regulatory Developments on ICOs and Cryptocurrencies