Covid19

In Japan, COVID-19 Puts a Brake on Merchant Cashless Payments Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil have put a brake on merchant adoption of cashless payments, according to a new report by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Japanese government launched a cashless incentive program last year to sustain

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Fintech Funding Hitting Record Lows Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on startup funding with fintech investment dropping to levels not seen since 2016 and 2017, according to CB Insights’ State of Fintech Q1’20 Report. Q1’20 VC-backed fintech activity declined to US$6.1 billion across

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3 Things You Should Know About Hong Kong’s SME Export Marketing Fund

With businesses scrambling to recoup their losses due to the recent pandemic, digital e-commerce wasn’t left unscathed. Hong Kong’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), which rely on online marketing, mobile money, and government resources to sell products internationally, have had

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Lending Activity Decreases and Loan Defaults on The Rise in Hong Kong Amid COVID-19

The newly-released TransUnion Q1 2020 Industry Insights Report shows that COVID-19 has severely amplified the impact of the 2019 Hong Kong recession, and started to shape the consumer credit market in a number of distinct ways. With economic conditions worsening

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