Kopi time with Taimur Baig podcast E41


EY’s Varun Mittal on FinTech.
Group Research20 Jan 2021
DBS


Podcast transcript.

Varun Mittal, Partner of EY Asia Pacific Financial Services Strategy and Transaction Services, talks about all things FinTech. We begin by going over the tech foundation that has been built up over the past decade, which is now enabling a wave of innovation. Varun scans both the start-ups and big tech companies, and details his views on payments, wallets, remittance, regulation, WealthTech, e-currency, and digital banks. We discuss the role of FinTech in levelling the playing field between the wealthy and not-so-wealthy investors, and between those who have access to banking services and those who don’t. As the co-author of "Singapore – Fintech Nation of the World,” Varun is particularly passionate about Singapore’s model of strict compliance and risk mitigation, which he believes is particularly suited for success in the regulated world of FinTech.

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Taimur Baig, Ph.D.

Chief Economist - G3 & Asia
taimurbaig@dbs.com


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