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At the Cusp of a BaaS Revolution, Here Are Some of the Challenges

The future of finance is open, and the rise of Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) means this future is closer than ever. The BaaS industry is quickly maturing, with 88% of senior APAC executives – in industries from banking and technology to healthcare

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5 BFSI Cybersecurity Trends in APAC You Need to Know in 2022

The rise of digital banking and accelerated digital transformation have brought about new security concerns. Criminals are turning their attention to gullible online users, creating ever-so sophisticated scamming schemes to defraud them. At the enterprise level, threat actors are opportunistically

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Banks Need to Avoid Risks of a Big Bang Transition When They Digitise

The latest research by the International Data Corporation (IDC) and Thought Machine, a cloud native core banking technology firm, revealed that 40% of banks in the Asia Pacific will make significant changes to their current core banking systems in the

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The InsureTech Connect Asia 2022 Is Back for Its 3-Day Physical Event

InsureTech Connect Asia (ITC Asia) will be hosting the first 3-day in-person event since the pandemic from 7 – 9 June 2022 at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore. The insurtech event has offered unparalleled access to the largest and

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Using E-Signatures to Ensure Business Continuity in an Increasingly Digital World

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards digitisation. Suddenly, government agencies, organisations, and businesses of every industry have been thrust into a world of remote processes, and the need for technology that enables business continuity has never been higher. Businesses

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Why Brands, Bigtechs, Fintechs and Banks Are All Taking Notice of Banking as a Service

The Asia Pacific region is leading the way in a revolution that is changing the way consumers interact with financial services. Banking as a Service (BaaS) has been spreading rapidly over the last couple of years, enabling brands to offer

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Why We Should Eliminate Passwords as Passwordless Authentication Is the Future

The computer password has been around for more than 6 decades. The first password can be traced back to 1961 in Massachusetts when a computer at MIT was protected with a password for secure login. Incidentally, MIT’s time-sharing system was

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Artificial Intelligence as a Catalyst to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial services is all over the news, with some reports estimating it to be a US$450 billion opportunity. But what’s the real story around what AI can do? Beyond just automating certain processes, AI

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Unlocking APAC’s Cross-Border Commerce Opportunity with Embedded Payments

In Asia Pacific (APAC), the rapid development of cross-border e-commerce has fueled demand for cross-border payment capabilities and embedded financial solutions as small, online businesses embrace digital technologies to broaden their reach and go global, a recent report by Currencycloud shows. Embedded

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PayNet Appoints Farhan Ahmad as Its Group Chief Executive Officer

Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), the national payments network and shared central infrastructure for Malaysia’s financial markets, has named Farhan Ahmad as its new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 12 April 2022, succeeding Peter Schiesser. Farhan was the Founder and Chief

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