Fintech Adoption in Indonesia: Patterns, Constraints and Enablers


About the Webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has arguably increased the usage of digital technology in our daily lives. This has led to accelerated changes in consumers’ behaviours as more people choose to perform certain types of economic activities through online platforms. Fintech is thus increasingly seen as the preferred platform for engaging financial services in recent years. Furthermore, the rise of new fintech startups within Indonesia has also brought about new innovations and stabilised the various technologies as well as business processes in the fintech field. However, the rapid uptake and development of fintech have also led to various positive and negative social and psychological implications for users, ranging from increased literacy to cyberphobia.

This webinar will share the key findings from an online survey on Indonesians’ experiences and perceptions of fintech tools, conducted in the Greater Jakarta area from November to December 2021. The possible impacts of fintech usage, as well as their considerations for fintech adoption among end-users, will also be discussed in this webinar.

This event is made possible with the support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

About the Speakers

Astrid Meilasari-Sugiana is a senior lecturer at Universitas Bakrie’s Political Science Department, teaching political ecology, political economy and political sociology. She graduated from The University of Melbourne’s School of Land and Food Resources with a Ph.D. in natural resource governance. She is a consultant for various ministries and donor agencies in Indonesia. Dr Astrid is also a visiting fellow at ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute and her research interests span the fields of sociology, governance, public policy and international political economy.

Siwage Dharma Negara is a Senior Fellow and Co-Coordinator of the Indonesia Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also the Coordinator of the Singapore APEC Study Centre at the same institute. His research focuses on macroeconomic and development issues, industrial and trade policies with a special focus on Indonesia. Before joining the institute, he worked as a researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and economist for the World Bank Office Jakarta. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

About the Discussant

Manggi Taruna Habir currently serves as an Independent Commissioner for three companies, PT ABM-Investama Tbk, PT Berdayakan Usaha Indonesia, and PT Adira Dinamika Multi Finance Tbk. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Standard & Poor’s, Singapore, PT Pefindo, Indonesia’s Credit Rating Agency, PT Bahana Securities, Citibank Jakarta, and was the business and economic correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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May 24 2022


10:00 am - 11:30 am