Building FinTech Bridges: Why cross-border collaboration is key to financial inclusion in SE Asia

Date: 14 July 2020

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Location: BrightTalk

open invitation

With a population of 570 million and a GDP expected to grow to $4.7 trillion by 2025, the six largest countries in SE Asia represent one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing regions.
Banking penetration rate in the region is 50% (compared to 95% in the US and UK), with more than 7 out of 10 adults either unbanked/underbanked.

Discussion points:

  • How can digital financial services providers bridge that gap?
  • What does a relatively nascent digital FS market need to become mature?
  • How can cross-border collaboration lead to greater financial inclusion?

Moderator: Peter Cunnane, National and International Strategy Lead, Innovate Finance
Panelists:
Edmund Mok, Regional Director, Singaporean Economic Development Board (EDB)
Joanne Dewar, CEO at GPS.
Philippa Martinelli, Advisor/Fintech Specialist, Department for International Trade
Supreecha Limpikanjanakowit, First Senior VP, Digital Payment Platform & Channel Management, Kasikornbank Public Company Limited