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Fintech Investment in Asia-Pacific set to at least quadruple in 2015

Lending and payments are where Asia-Pacific banks should seek startup expertise now. Blockchain, cloud and cybersecurity are the next frontier.

Fintech investment in Asia-Pacific has skyrocketed in 2015 — from about US$880 million in all of 2014 to nearly US$3.5 billion in just the first nine months of 2015. The largest share of 2015 Asia-Pacific fintech investment deals were in payments (40 percent) and lending (24 percent), which have traditionally been the sole domain of banks.

This new report examines current fintech investments and predicts future investment patterns.

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