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Nium and Kapronasia Partner to Shed Light on Cross-border B2B Payment Challenges in Asia

The launch of the paper is the first of many activations Nium has planned for Money 20/20 Asia

SINGAPORE , April 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Nium, the global leader in real-time, cross-border payments, and Asia's leading payments, banking, and capital markets research firm, Kapronasia, today launched "Breaking Borders: The Revolution of Real-Time Cross-Border B2B Payments in Asia" - a new data-backed white paper that addresses cross-border B2B payment challenges, current initiatives, and the important role of intermediaries.

In global commerce, cross-border B2B payments are crucial, yet hindered by complexity, high costs, and slow processing times. These challenges, compounded by diverse regulatory environments, can erode profitability and stall growth. There's a pressing need for innovation and reform in cross-border payments. In the paper, readers will learn more on how fintech solutions and regulatory harmonization efforts promise to simplify processes, reduce costs, and speed up transactions. The research calls out initiatives, such as SWIFT GPI, Project Nexus, and ASEAN's Regional Payment Connectivity, alongside emerging technologies, that signal a brighter future for cross-border transactions. Download the paper to see the data and learn more.

"Cross-border B2B payments are critical, but they face formidable challenges - from outdated systems to regulatory complexities," said Zennon Kapron, Founder and Director of Kapronasia. "Our latest research, in collaboration with Nium, sheds light on this critical issue. As we chart the course forward, it's evident that transformative change is imminent. Intermediaries like Nium play a pivotal role in this journey, bridging gaps and reshaping the landscape of global commerce. However, this transformation demands collective action to overcome technological and regulatory hurdles. Yet, the vision is clear - a world where cross-border transactions flow seamlessly, fostering collaboration across borders."

The launch of the paper is a part of a wider push leading into Money 20/20 Asia in Bangkok, Thailand (April 23-25). Nium plans to take the city by storm with announcements, panels, and parties, that highlight its expansion in the region.

The company will be making three blockbuster announcements during the event:

Nium will be very visible on the event's main stages:

On April 23 at 10:00 a.m. in a session titled, "Travel in China: The Next Big Niche," Richard Cogswell of Nium Travel will sit down with Jensen Cai, Head of Hong Kong at Triplink and Betsy Samuel, Chief Marketing Officer at Thredd to talk China travel trends and the future of payments in China and beyond.

Then at 3:00 p.m. on the Vision Stage, in one of the conference's most anticipated panels titled, "Beyond Competition: How Asian Payments Leaders are Shaping the Future Together," Nium's EVP and GM of APAC and MEA, Anupam Pahuja, will join banking leaders Rajnish Pal, Founding Member at ZING by HSBC and Shun De Ng, Group Head of Payments at DBS, to discuss competition and cooperation in fintech. The talk will be moderated by global banking industry expert, Alexandra Johnson.

After all the excitement from the first two days of the conference, Nium and Beacon Venture Capital will invite attendees to unwind at Nium @ Nite Market with street food, drinks and music on April 24 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Marriott Marquis Queen's Park.

Finally, the Nium team will be on the ground at booth #1002 throughout the conference to provide free global payments assessments, answering questions on a range of topics, including:

Register for our event, book a meeting, and find out about more Nium's presence here.

About Nium

Nium, the leader in real-time, cross-border payments, was founded on the mission to deliver the global payments infrastructure of tomorrow, today. With the onset of the global economy, its payments infrastructure is shaping how banks, fintechs, and businesses everywhere collect, convert, and disburse funds instantly across borders. Its payout network supports 100 currencies and spans 190+ countries, 100 of which in real-time. Funds can be disbursed to accounts, wallets, and cards and collected locally in 35 markets. Nium's growing card issuance business is already available in 34 countries. Nium holds regulatory licences and authorizations in more than 40 countries, enabling seamless onboarding, rapid integration, and compliance ? independent of geography. The company is co-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore.

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