29-Aug-18, Nikkei Asian Review

Rapid smartphone adoption and easy-to-use e-payment apps are penetrating Indonesia's vast unbanked population on a scale that the country's traditional banking industry has never been able to achieve.

 Go Jek sparks an Indonesian banking revolution (c) Akira Kodaka Nikkei Asian Review

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This is good news for Indonesians - and their country's economy. The rise of e-payments also represents a massive business opportunity - a fact not lost on some of the world's largest tech companies and VC funds, which have been pouring billions into Indonesian e-payment companies.

Investment from investment firms such as KKR, Warburg Pincus and Sequoia, and tech giants like Google, Alibaba and Tencent, has created a frenzied atmosphere in Indonesia's e-payment and fintech industries.

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