Harnessing Technology for More Inclusive and Sustainable Finance in Asia and the Pacific | Asian Development Bank

Harnessing Technology for More Inclusive and Sustainable Finance in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | October 2018
Harnessing Technology for More Inclusive and Sustainable Finance in Asia and the Pacific

This report tracks the progress of financial innovation in Asia and the Pacific, and discusses its implications for financial inclusion and stability as well as its challenges.

Asia and the Pacific continues to embrace financial technology advances that are reshaping the traditional banking and financial services industry. This is being done through the digitalization, decentralization, and disintermediation of economic transactions. This report tracks the progress of financial innovation in the region, and discusses its implications for financial inclusion and stability as well as its challenges. It also identifies key policy issues for central banks, financial regulators, and international financial institutions.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Fintech Innovations in Asia and the Pacific
  • Implications and Challenges
  • Key Issues for Financial Institutions, Regulators, and Central Banks