Fintech Analyst Report - Issue 306

Sarah Mason

29 November 2023

In this week’s newsletter, we explore digital cross-border commerce in APAC, as well as the varied payment culture and the top fraud risks for banks in the region. Meanwhile, fintechs are maturing and focusing on more level but sustained growth. We also take a look at the vast ecosystem of fintech vendors in the capital markets space, how due diligence and KYC technology is key for AML, and lastly, how smoothing the user experience is vital for the uptake of IoT in financial services. 

Celent: Enabling digital commerce across borders in APAC 
This report showcases a ‘radar map’ that plots the maturity of the banking ecosystem against current technological infrastructure across countries of all sizes in the Asia-Pacific region.  

Kapronasia: Exploring Southeast Asia's varied payment culture  
Throughout Southeast Asia, a rapid digitisation wave and move away from cash to QR codes has rendered payment data and fintech coverage from just two years ago out of date. 

IDC: Top fraud risk challenges for banks in APAC 
Surveying 150 banking decision makers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, this IDC Survey Spotlight reveals the most common fraud risk mitigation challenges.  

McKinsey: A novel approach to fintech growth  
After experiencing decades of rapid expansion, fintechs are now entering an era centred on more sustainable, profitable growth. This report delves into strategies for fintech success in these disruptive times.  

Datos Insights: Capital markets fintech spotlight 
With a vast ecosystem of fintech vendors in the capital markets space, this report assesses the current providers against eight key product categories, including data and analytics, trading, risk management and regulatory technology. 

IDC: Customer due diligence and KYC technology key for AML 
Following the latest Risk Alert from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) it is clear that broker-dealers must look to invest in advanced solutions that provide a fuller picture of customers.  

Global Data: Navigating the IoT revolution in financial services  
The maturity of the Internet of Things (IoT) is evident as deals and patents related to IoT in the financial sector have decreased since 2021. The advancement of IoT in finance hinges on tech firms' capacity to develop user-friendly devices and financial companies' adherence to data regulations. 

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