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April 28, 2020
Serving up value for the overbanked customer

Singapore has seen a ‘gold rush’ of sorts to making digital banking a reality once and for all by the end of this year. All eyes are on which contenders – hailing from a wide range sectors including property, e-sports and telco – will be awarded one of the five licenses on offer. The Monetary […]

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April 23, 2020
Data overwhelms merchants but payment providers can help

Data has given life to a new era of cross-border e-commerce. The e-commerce industry is booming and is expected to hit $4.5 trillion in 2021.[1] In Asia, over 40% of e-commerce is cross-border – an illustration of how frequently consumers across the region are shopping outside their domestic market.[2] The market for cross-border e-commerce in […]

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February 13, 2020
Three technology trends to watch out for in 2020

2019 has been a big year for us at Liquid Group as we seize the lead in spearheading the adoption of cross-border QR payments across the region. Over the past 10 years, we have seen many other mover and shakers across the FinTech arena play a significant part in shaping the unrivalled track record of […]

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February 7, 2020
Advancing Singapore’s Digital Economy

The ASEAN digital economy is estimated to add US$1trillion to the regional GDP over the next 10 years. This potential rests on creating meaningful partnerships and collaborations with other governments, central banks and regulating bodies. It is no longer enough to only grow as a country, but to be seen as part of a bigger […]

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February 7, 2020
Going the whole nine yards to serve the last mile

There is growing concern for the large number of underbanked and unbanked in Southeast Asia, which currently stands at around 300 million[1]. That is a staggering 3 in 4 adults.  Those underbanked do have a bank account but suffer from insufficient access to mainstream financial services and products, typically offered by retail banks. These include […]

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February 7, 2020
The Pitfalls of A "Winner-Takes-All" Mentality In FinTech

It is a fintech-eat-fintech world and in Singapore, the invasion has no end in sight. Almost half (43 percent) of fintechs in Southeast Asia choose the Lion City as their springboard for growth and expansion[1], but there are over 1,200 local fintech startups[2] across the region eyeing the grand status of becoming the next unicorn. […]

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February 7, 2020
Will Superapps no longer be so super after all?

The rise of the superapps was an inevitability. In the tech world, the consolidation of products and services is becoming the USP for many companies thriving amidst the ultra-competitive landscape. Just take a look at Silicon Valley’s Big Four tech companies – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google – known as FANGs, which have grown from […]

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February 7, 2020
Adapting a digital core crucial for incumbent and digital-only players

At the aggressive rate with which technology is infiltrating the day-to-day lives of consumers, financial services providers today need to come to the table but beat the customer there too. In order to retain customers, they need to stay ahead of the curve in terms of coming up with a suite of offerings, not just […]

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November 26, 2019
Key Takeaways from SG FinTech Festival 2019

Key takeaways from Singapore FinTech Festival 2019 The fourth edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival 2019 (SFF) played host to 60,000 participants from 130 countries at the Singapore EXPO – its biggest year yet. Having grown to be the world’s largest and most impactful FinTech Festival, a milestone event such as this proves the sector […]

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