The region’s financial architecture is stronger and more resilient than 20 years ago, but it faces new challenges.
Blockchain can be robust, secure, and trusted – as long as the technology is executed properly.
For the country to take full advantage of financial technology, 3 significant steps need to be taken.
ADB research shows that access to finance has less impact on poverty rates in lower-middle- and low-income economies.
To help microfinance clients borrow the right amount, we need to improve their awareness and understanding of financial products.
We need to protect the financial system from terrorism and money laundering. But the people of the Pacific should not pay the heaviest price.
There are several important challenges to tackle before blockchain-based solutions can solve real-world problems.
Fintech can unleash a new era of innovation, competition, and job-creating productivity. But it will take more than buzzwords to generate meaningful growth.
For Asia to assume global leadership in fintech, collaboration between governments and industry players is vital.
Digital finance allows smallholder farmers to access high-value markets and technology, and reduce the cost of doing business.