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The increasing need of fintech experts

20.05.2019

When fintech is mentioned, the e-Wallet or e-Pay icon comes to mind for some. However, this new industry involves much more than financial transactions or services. Fintech, or financial technology, will move beyond simply being a function provided by financial institutions as it can be presented across all sectors, applying cloud-based technologies that combine open source software and blockchain technologies. Within the South-east Asian region, the prospect for fintech reach within…

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Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand Top 3 fintech lending destinations in SEA

31.05.2019

The Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand have recently been recognized as the top countries in the Southeast Asian region where fintech lending initiatives can be grown and expanded. Robocash found out in a new survey that the three countries have displayed favorable fintech conditions for lenders who are interested in growing their businesses in Southeast Asia (SEA).

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Here’s where alternative lending thrives in Asia

30.05.2019

The land of GoPay and OVO is no man’s land for banks. Where alternative lending thrives, banks have reason to fear, especially in Indonesia, which ranked as the most fertile environment for the development of alternative lending platforms, according to a survey from Robocash. With a score of 147.5, Indonesia ranked highly in sixteen different aspects used by the study associated with social and economic development, financial inclusion and digital adoption.

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Most favorable markets for fintech lending in Southeast Asia

30.05.2019

Three countries provide the best conditions for the development of fintech lending in Southeast Asia. In a short term perspective, it promises to result in the inflow of investments in the local projects. Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand provide the most favorable conditions for the development of fintech lending in Southeast Asia (SEA), according to a survey compiled by Robocash, a financial group operating in the segments of consumer alternative lending…

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Robocash Expands into Islamic Finance with Financing Service in Indonesia

08.04.2019

Online lending company Robocash Group has moved into the Islamic finance sector via a partnership in Indonesia with Reliance Finance. Robocash has launched a new Fintech service providing personal financing in full compliance with the Shariah law. Robocash said the new service has been labeled “Reliance Syariah.” This is Robocash’s tenth vertical platform since origination in Russia in 2013. Robocash said the potential addressable market of the service amounts to millions of…

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Microfinance companies in Russia raise funds on the West

03.04.2019

Due to the difficulty of funding, microfinance organizations are looking for investors in neighboring countries According to the Russian Central Bank, in the first 10 months of 2018, the loan portfolio of the microfinance market reached 135 billion rubles. Compared to the same period in 2017, an increase comprised 28%. “The problem with funding is relevant for the whole microfinance market, except companies affiliated with banks. Regulatory changes, including an…

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Measuring the ASEAN fintech market

21.03.2019

The future of financial technology (fintech) markets is in the ASEAN region. This is the result of Deloitte and Robocash Group’s research published in late 2018. The contents of the report claim that ASEAN countries have the largest potential fintech market until 2020. Low levels of financial inclusion in Southeast Asia are the main factor. Meanwhile, KPMG calls 73% of the population of ASEAN do not have an account in the banking…

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Point of sale finance – the next big thing in fintech development?

12.03.2019

Many of fintech firms are focused on peer-to-peer lending rather than marketplace finance. Nevertheless, the alternative finance market is growing and could expand to include POSF. “Fintech is a rapidly changing industry and inevitably brings in positive changes to the market…however, technologies connected with scoring, personal finance and other areas will definitely stay in focus in the long-term perspective,” predicted Sergey Sedov, CEO of Robocash Group.

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Fintech helps the informally employed to access to finance

12.03.2019

The real scale of informal employment in developing countries is incomparably higher than the volume of goods and services produced in the informal sector. The longer traditional methods of assessing the real earnings of the population fall behind, the more customers alternative lending can expect, found Robocash Group.

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UK and Thailand deepening fintech partnership

10.03.2019

Thailand is primed to be among the biggest winners from the fintech revolution in the years ahead. At the end of last year, a report by Deloitte  and Robocash concluded that Asean nations represent the greatest opportunity for fintech development thanks to their tech-savvy populations and governments. Thailand is particularly well placed: 82 per cent of its population is already online and 60 per cent currently use online banking. In addition, Thailand’s financial regulators are forward looking and technology aware.

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