Indonesia has the largest population in Southeast Asia and one of the fastest growing economies. As financial technologies – FinTech – are becoming some of the hottest business opportunities in Indonesia, many startups and companies engage in the competition to conquer big and promising markets.
The inclusion of a country’s population into its banking and financial system varies greatly across Southeast Asia. A well developed financial system makes some countries profit from the convenience of financial services, while opportunities arise to expand financial inclusion in less developed countries.
The spread of the digital disruption to more and more sectors does not spare banking and finance. In Thailand, the emergence of a new generation of financial technology – FinTech – startups spurs the development of a complete ecosystem of supporting structures, from funding and regulation to accelerators and events.
Vietnam has a dynamic startup environment with many entrepreneurs and companies engaged in the most promising sectors. And financial technologies – FinTech – have a lot promising applications in Vietnam as the country’s large population can profit from mobile technologies to access a growing number of innovative financial services.
With a growing connectivity and a large population that is extremely active online, Indonesia is one of the world’s leading countries for the use of digital technologies. Through Internet, mobile, e-commerce or social media, digital in Indonesia is a very attractive market both for its size and growth potential.
With a large and growing number of Filipinos accessing the Internet, FinTech startups are able to reach people who previously were out of the financial system. New technologies now provide the convenience of digital payments and financial services to people without bank account anywhere in the Philippines or abroad.
Though some countries present a better outlook than others, Southeast Asia is a very attractive region for real estate. Strong economic fundamentals, demographic dynamism, changing behaviors and the digital revolution bring new opportunities for various actors involved in the real estate sector.
The growing number of mobile phone users in Indonesia creates a dynamic landscape of download, purchase and use of mobile applications. In this environment, app developers and marketers can benefit greatly from understanding search habits, monetization strategies and various insights on mobile consumers’ behaviors.
With the world’s third-largest population and a comparatively low, but growing, Internet connectivity, Southeast Asia is an upcoming market of interest for e-commerce. Still in its infancy, the ASEAN e-commerce market presents many growth opportunities for businesses ready to face its challenges.
The coupon and promotions company Flipit has recently entered the Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian markets. With a growing footprint in ASEAN, they share some insights on e-commerce and m-commerce in the region from a European perspective, highlighting particularities and local innovations in ASEAN markets.