Past Sessions

The Asian Banker aims to promote the development of the finance industry in Asia by bringing together interested players to examine and discuss the most critical issues of the moment, without having to take time out from their crowded schedule or leave the comfort of their own desks!!

View a list of our past teleconsultations below-

16 February 2018

Lendio’s Blake: “We want the awareness of Lendio to continue to expand”
Brock Blake, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lendio, discusses the nature of the company, the products it offers, as well its future plans.
16 February 2018

Dash’s Taylor: “Despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies offer real value”
Ryan Taylor, chief executive officer, Dash, discusses the position of the company in the industry today, its differences to other crypto currencies, and its future plans.
27 October 2017

Combating Financial Crime in the Digital Age
Amar Singh, global cybersecurity and privacy thought leader, and Neeti Aggarwal, senior research manager, The Asian Banker, discuss how banks should prepare amidst increasing threats of financial crimes in the cyber space, and how to successfully manage fraud risk in the digital age.
11 October 2017

A long history and broad understanding of wealth management in Switzerland
Martin Maurer, chief executive officer of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland, speaks about the evolution of the country as a financial and wealth management centre, the emergence of new wealth players and transformation of traditional private banks, as well as the wide range of alternative investment opportunities in the country.
13 September 2017

ForgeRock's Donovan: "People expect to have access and control to their own identities"
John Donovan, regional vice president of ForgeRock, an identity platform provider, shares how the company helps banks and various institutions maintain a seamless and frictionless relationship with the customers and how they look at identity management today.
06 September 2017

Alipay taps CC Financial Services to provide cashless payments in Singapore
Melvin Ooi, country manager of Alipay for Singapore, Sri Lanka and Maldives, and Jed Huang, founder and director of CC Financial Services, describe their companies' partnership as they aim to expand cashless payments to small merchants in Singapore.
21 August 2017

African Fintech Network's Agbo-Madaki: "We provide developers a platform to showcase what they have"
Andrew Agbo-Madaki, chairman of the African Fintech Network and chief executive officer of Decy-4 Technologies, shares his opinion on the recent movement of financial technology in Africa, the network's plans, and how his own start-up helps organisations develop their own payment solutions.
08 August 2017

IoT Pioneer Bailey: “There’s a huge amount of opportunity of live smart city projects now for the banks to get involved in”
Matthew James Bailey, internationally recognised as a pioneer in the third wave of global innovation termed the Internet of Things (IoT), speaks to The Asian Banker how banks can play a key role in funding the future of the planet which requires a broader look at IoT developments inside and outside the banking industry.
02 August 2017

Singapore introduces initiatives to boost banks' role in payments and expansion into non-financial businesses
At the 44th Annual Dinner of The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS), Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, and outgoing chairman of ABS and CEO of UOB, Wee Ee Cheong, announced three key initiatives that will ensure that banks continue to dominate digital payments and expand into e-commerce and online based non-financial businesses in the island state.
26 July 2017

Engineering smarter cities and fintech through collaboration
David Shrier, managing director of MIT Connection Science and Engineering, shares several major trends and technologies that are disrupting financial services today during The Future of Finance, Middle East and Africa 2017 in Dubai, UAE.
24 July 2017

Eureeca's Quawasmi: "Liquidity will be the new catalyst for the equity crowdfunding industry"
Sam Quawasmi, co-founder and managing director of, sheds light on what the equity crowdfunding platform is about, how it delivers its products to investors, and how it is different from its competitors in the market.
17 July 2017

Markets disrupted: Financial crises and the Trump dilemma
In a highly engaging session during The Future of Finance Summit 2017 in Singapore, Barney Frank, former US congressman and co-author of Dodd-Frank Act; Michael Syn, executive vice president, head of derivatives, Singapore Exchange; and Geoffrey Heenan, International Monetary Fund representative, South East Asia, joined Sam Ahmed, international resource director of The Asian Banker, in discussing what happened behind the scenes of the 2008/09 financial crises and how Trump policies may impact global markets, particularly in Asia.
26 June 2017

How effective is ADCB's uBank branch in creating the digital banking experience for customers?
Foo Boon Ping, managing editor of The Asian Banker, takes a tour of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank's new concept uBank outlet to experience its take on the future of branch banking
16 June 2017

Making sense of the future of finance
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of The Asian Banker, in his welcome speech at The Future of Finance Summit 2017, challenges the role of traditional financial institutions in defining the future of finance, how in tracking this evolution The Asian Banker Summit has had to be reconstituted into the new format Summit and how, as the first to do so, it will be the forum where the conversations to shape the future of the industry will take place.
15 June 2017

Income recovery for most retail financial services markets in Asia Pacific in 2017/2018
Janine Crisanto, research analyst at The Asian Banker, shares the findings from the Excellence in Retail Financial Services Programme on the income outlook for Asia Pacific in 2017/2018 and the challenges banks are facing across 11 key markets in the region.
14 June 2017

Bizfi's Donovan: "The company is about 70% balance sheet and 30% marketplace"
John Donovan, chief executive officer of Bizfi, discusses the company's evolution from being a balance sheet lender, how it currently works, and how it has automated its documentation processes.
14 June 2017

Whither now US banking regulation and innovation bound?
Barney Frank, former US Congressman, chairman of House Financial Services Committee and co-author of the Financial Reform Act, in his opening keynote speech at The Asian Banker Future of Finance Summit 2017, argues that there will be no fundamental changes to the structure of the Act, a more relaxed attitude to possible systemic problems in alternative forms of lending (peer-to-peer) and states wanting a more active role in regulating state-chartered banks.
06 June 2017

A look at Emirates NBD's attempt to shape the future of banking
Foo Boon Ping, managing editor of The Asian Banker, brings viewers on a tour of Emirates NBD's new "Branch of the Future" and its three distinct zones; Future Banking, Digital Banking, and Advisory Banking that showcase some of the latest innovations in digital technologies and human centred designs.
01 June 2017

"Japanese retailers are very focused on trying to keep the money within their own ecosystem"
Emmanuel Daniel, chairman of The Asian Banker, and one of its international resource directors, Matt Dooley, discuss their insights on fintech developments in Japan and how the local culture is helping propel a unique fintech ecosystem in the country.
30 May 2017

Emirates NBD's Sarkar: "Our futuristic branch right in the centre of Dubai is a showcase of what's coming in financial innovation"
Suvo Sarkar, head of retail banking and wealth management at Emirates NBD, discusses the bank's "futuristic branch" in Dubai, the purpose for its conceptualisation, its inclusions, and how will it work as a client attraction in the next few years.