The State of Fintech in Asia Pacific 2019

Interviews with 10 industry insiders about the 10 trends that will reshape Asia Pacific's Financial Services Industry.

Published: May 2019

Report Description

If you have followed Kapronasia for awhile, you are likely familiar with our annual Top- 10 Trends report that analyzes the key market developments in payments, banking, and capital markets. This year we decided to change things up a bit. Instead of writing the trends ourselves, we "crowd-sourced" the ideas.

When it was first suggested to us early this year, we were immediately drawn to the idea as a perfect "companion guide" for our readers as they go through 2019. The idea was to reach out to 10 experts across the region to understand their thinking for the future of fintech in Asia across 10 different topics.

In preparation for the report, we interviewed some of the leading experts in each of the fields and peppered them with questions about the past, present, and future of Asia- Pacific fintech, especially in regards to their corner of the fintech universe. Due to the level of people that we were engaging and the opinions we were eliciting, we needed to engage corporate PR and communications teams for approval, which took time. Finally, after a few months of hard work, everything is approved and in the report that is in your hands / on your screen now.

We would like to thank all of the participants and interviewees for their time:

  • Michael Moon, SWIFT
  • Ramneek Gupta, Citi Ventures
  • James Lloyd, EY
  • Anthony Lewis, R3
  • Varun Mittal, Singapore Fintech AssociationRavishankar, Active AI
  • Chris Skinner, Chris Skinner
  • Ned Philips, Bambu
  • Brad Jones, Wave Money
  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Ravishankar, Active.AI

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The State of Fintech in Asia Pacific 2019 Report Details

  • Number of Pages: 30
  • Number of Tables & Charts: 2

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Fintech becomes a Team Sport
  • The Real World of Virtual Banks
  • Blockchain: Rise of the Securitized Token
  • The Future of Fintech
  • Optimizing Asia Pacific's Cross-border Payments
  • Banks Smarten up with Artificial Intelligence
  • Fintech Adoption: Asia Leads, the West lags
  • Robotic Wealth - The Future of Roboadvisors
  • Digital Payments Driving Financial Inclusion
  • The Next Chapter for Regulators
  • Conclusions