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Euromonitor International joined the Hong Kong FinTech Week (HKFW) 2023, identifying five key trends with global impact shaping the future of finance: namely cross-border transactions; artificial intelligence (AI); embedded finance; digitalisation and ESG opportunities. Besides cross-border transactions discussed in a prior article, this opinion focuses on the latter four key trends.
Cross-border transactions was a key trend discussed during the Hong Kong FinTech Week 2023, with a focus on better international inter-operability, faster speed, lower cost, higher security and more practical features.
Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL), the modern-day credit, quickly reached even the smallest segments of retail and the services industries over the past years. Today, the payment alternative is commonly used to cover daily necessities. While there is no BNPL regulation in place to date, imminent regulatory frameworks will most likely accelerate market consolidation and a slowdown in development. However, the impact is expected to be proportional to the extent of regulation.
With a promising projection of over 76% internet access among sub-Saharan Africans by 2040 and a GDP expected to soar to USD 4.5 Trillion within the same timeframe, the digital revolution unveils unprecedented avenues to tap into this burgeoning future market.
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