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7 Asia-focused Fintech webinars and podcasts to watch and listen to now


Asia has emerged as a hotspot for digital innovation in the global financial and banking sector, aided by the young and digitally savvy population, rapid digital adoption, and government support to advance financial inclusion.

To help fintech professionals keep up with the region’s burgeoning digital finance landscape, industry experts and participants regularly participate in webinars and podcasts to share their experiences in deploying the latest technologies, the challenges they face and the hottest trends in the space to watch. .

Here we have compiled a list of seven fintech industry-focused webinar and podcast sessions in Asia. These episodes dive into emerging trends, the most pressing issues facing the industry, as well as key developments in areas such as green finance, big data, and fintech regulation.

Webinar: What’s Next in the Buy Now, Pay Later Revolution?

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) has recently emerged as one of the hottest trends in fintech, with startups raising massive fundraising rounds and incumbent banks eager to get in on the action.

The rise of this fast form of credit has brought new dimensions of risk ranging from defaults to fraud, leading regulators to seek to regulate this rapidly growing segment.

In this webinar, Vincent Fong of Fintech News Malaysia is joined by Marnix Zwart, Global Head of Partnerships at Standard Chartered Bank, Chayan Hazra, Head of Payments Business – APAC at Pine Labs, Trina Yeung, Chief Financial Officer at Atome Financial and Anindya Datta , Founder, CEO and President of Mobilewalla.

The panel will discuss how fintech companies can leverage alternative data to gain competitive advantage, learn how to minimize consumer flaws, and make predictions for the next stage of BNPL growth.

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Podcast on digital transformation and leadership

Podcast on digital transformation and leadership-

For this podcast, Payoneer has partnered with AirAsia to explore the evolution of digital transformation in Asia-Pacific (APAC), exploring how businesses can leverage payments to drive business growth, sharing trends and digital transformation predictions for 2022 and discussing how COVID-19 has accelerated the spectrum of digital adoption.

The podcast features Nagesh Devata, SVP APAC at Payoneer, an online money transfer and digital payment service provider; Mohamad Hafidz, head of payments and financial services at AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline; and is moderated by Danny Levy, Managing Director of Worldwide Business Research/WBR Insights, a business-to-business (B2B) research and events firm.

Listen to the podcast here.

Indonesia: ASEAN’s Next Digital Banking Battleground (Webinar Replay)

ASEAN's Next Digital Banking Battleground (Webinar Replay)

In 2021, the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (OJK) introduced new regulations for digital banks, paving the way for greater innovation in the financial ecosystem and increased adoption of digital banking services in the largest market. from Southeast Asia.

In this episode of Finastra’s webinar series, Vincent Fong of Fintech News Malaysia is joined by Tjandra Gunawan, Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Bank Neo Commerce (formerly Bank Yudha Bhakti); Darmadi Sutanto, Deputy Director to the President, Banque BTPN; Calvin Boo, Head, Retail Banking, Global Solutions Consulting APAC, Finastra; and Tony, Deputy Director, Department of Banking Research and Regulation, OJK; to explore the state of digital banking in Indonesia, hear from experts on how digital banks will reshape the industry, and understand how stakeholders should evolve to keep up with the increasingly competitive landscape.

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Why customer data is digital banking’s next battleground (webinar replay)

Why customer data is digital banking's next battleground (webinar replay)

The changing regulatory landscape, shifting customer expectations, and technological advancements are driving a sea change in the banking ecosystem, forcing banks to evolve and adopt a data-driven approach.

In this episode of Fintech Fireside Asia, Vincent Fong of Fintech News Malaysia speaks with Henry Nguyen, CEO of Vietnamese digital banking platform Timo; Haymans Fung, chief customer officer of Hong Kong’s virtual bank Mox; Kanags Surendran, Regional Head, Digital at Malaysian banking group CIMB; and Dorel Blitz, vice president of strategy and business development at fintech software specialist Personetics; to hear about their experiences in deploying artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data-intensive technologies.

The panel also shares key insights into the trends they’ve seen in the industry and discusses some of the challenges they’ve faced in moving to a data-driven bank.

Watch the replay of the session here.

Webinar: The Role of Technology in Green Finance – The 2021 Green Shoots Series

The Role of Technology in Green Finance - The Green Shoots Series 2021

In this webinar, part of the Singapore Fintech Festival 2021, a panel of public sector and financial industry experts share their views on sustainable finance and how Singapore can become a leader in Asia and in the world of green finance.

The webinar begins with an address by Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), who discusses the role of technology in Singapore’s ambitions as a green finance hub for the region.

The virtual event then follows a panel discussion moderated by Tek Yew Chia, Partner, Oliver Wyman, and featuring Connie Chan, Managing Director, Investment, Temasek; Herry Cho, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance, SGX; Puneet Chaddha, Member, SFA Sustainability Committee; and Sopnendu Mohanty, MAS.

Watch the replay of the session here.

Podcast: Building Blocks of Integrated Finance in the Philippines

Building Blocks of Integrated Finance in the Philippines

In this episode of the Asia-Pacific series, Voice of Fintech interviews John Januszczak, President and CEO of UBX, a fintech venture capital studio established by Unionbank of the Philippines.

Founded in 2018, UBX was launched to positively impact financial inclusion and business growth through technology. UBX operates in Singapore and the Philippines and has received numerous awards, being recognized as Southeast Asia’s Fastest Growing Fintech Company in 2020 by UK magazine Global Brands, as well as Best Community Impact Initiative in Southeast Asia by 2020 by Capital Finance International (CFI.co).

In this podcast, Januszczak discusses UBX’s partnership with the Cardano Foundation, the opportunity to build the underlying financial pipes for the integrated finance economy, the crypto opportunity in the Philippines, and the state of the fintech in the country.

Listen to the podcast here.

Podcast: Cost is what you need to focus on if you’re investing for the long term

Cost is what you need to focus on if you are investing for the long term

In this episode of Frontier Fintech Podcast, hosts Nat Wittayatanaseth, a Southeast Asia-based fintech and cryptocurrency venture capitalist, and Michael Waitze, founder of Michael Waitze Media, sit down with Samuel Rhee , founding partner and CIO of Endowus, a Singapore-based wealth platform.

For this episode, Rhee talks about the future of wealth management, exploring the downsides of using robo-advisory platforms, why the distribution model in wealth management should change, how funds and brokers are earning money and what makes Endowus different, and how bridges the gap for Southeast Asian clients to access global institutional funds.

Listen to the podcast here.

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