Sri Lanka dawdles in digital

Sri Lanka dawdles in digital

By ELLIOT WILSON

Its local banks have invested heavily in technology, but many customers still prefer the old-fashioned ways: paper ledgers and physical tellers.

India's fintech needs to break free

India's fintech needs to break free

By ELLIOT WILSON

The country’s fintech sector has enormous potential, but it is being hobbled by a host of factors, from inconsistent regulations to a damaging credit crunch affecting local non-bank finance companies.

Pakistan tries to break the IMF habit

Pakistan tries to break the IMF habit

By ERIC ELLIS

Pakistan is a bailout addict, having spent 22 of the last 30 years in the fund’s intensive care, but can Imran Khan’s new government break that dependency? His finance minister says he has the cure.

Bangladesh: The City Bank goes all-in on digital

Bangladesh: The City Bank goes all-in on digital

By ELLIOT WILSON

A new chief executive is busy rolling out a bold strategy to make it the country’s biggest lender, with the help of some of the savviest names in the business – bKash, Grameenphone and China’s Ant Financial Services.

Myanmar: Loh presses refresh at UAB

Myanmar: Loh presses refresh at UAB

By ERIC ELLIS

The new chief executive was hired to modernize Myanmar’s struggling United Amara Bank – in a year, he has got rid of the old guard and fired up the business.

HKMA needs a new boss: expect an inside job

HKMA needs a new boss: expect an inside job

By MATTHEW THOMAS

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is looking for a new chief executive to replace Norman Chan later this year, but if history is any guide, don’t expect it to look very far.

Trade Finance Survey 2019: Asia finds a block in blockchain

Trade Finance Survey 2019: Asia finds a block in blockchain

By CHRIS WRIGHT

After much talk and little action, the use of blockchain in trade finance is picking up, and Asia-Pacific is at the heart of that change – but despite progress, the many different consortia need to agree on some common ground to get things moving.

Inside Australia’s roaring fintechs

Inside Australia’s roaring fintechs

By ERIC ELLIS

Their numbers have soared from 100 in 2014 to more than 700 today – some firms will consolidate or be taken over, but most of them will fail; Asiamoney meets three startups that seem likely to stay the course.