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Sep 2020

This paper explores options for mobilizing domestic savings through fintech solutions to scale up sustainable investment. Most developing and emerging economies face an urgent need to scale up sustainable finance for low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure investment, yet underdeveloped capi...
Keywords: sustainable investment, FinTech, Blockchain
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Sep 2020

For many countries worldwide, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbones of their economy, more than half of the overall world population is working for SMEs. Historically, research studies on SME lending have emphasised that SMEs are less transparent and have an information advantage in ...
Keywords: Blockchain, SMEs, access to funding, DLT, policy, ISO, Standards Australia, SG2 use cases, regulation
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Sep 2020

As new digital technologies emerge that make the provision of financial services more efficient, they hold the potential to address barriers that SMEs face in accessing credit. This paper found empirical evidence that crowdfunding for SMEs improved SMEs’ timeliness to pay debt in Singapore. Anecdo...
Keywords: Alternative Financing, Crowdfunding, financial institutions, FinTech, Innovations in Lending, regulation, SMEs
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Sep 2020

Infrastructure is essential to alleviate poverty and generate long-term growth in emerging markets and developing counties (EMDEs). Nevertheless, financing of infrastructure in EMDEs is faced with pressure on increasing government deficits, issues of transparency, and high financing cost, as well as...
Keywords: infrastructure finance, Blockchain, asset tokenization, public-private partnerships, emerging markets and developing economies
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Sep 2020

We study the effects of technological change on financial intermediation, distinguishing between innovations in information (data collection and processing) and communication (relationships and distribution). Both follow historic trends towards an increased use of hard information and less in-person...
Keywords: Financial Intermediation, Financial Innovation, FinTech, Information, Communication
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