Nicolas Lainez

Nicolas Lainez

Dr Nicolas Lainez was a Visiting Fellow with the Regional Economic Studies Programme at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Dr Lainez holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, a Masters in Social Anthropology from the Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, and a Masters in Development Studies from Sorbonne University (France).

His research is located in the field of economic anthropology. His areas of study include credit and household debt, formal and informal finance, migration and trafficking, family and care economies. His current project deals with financialization and credit and consumer lending growth in Vietnam.

Articles by Nicolas Lainez (5)

Buy Now Pay Later in Vietnam: Expectations and Challenges Ahead

Nicolas Lainez|Trịnh Phan Khánh

The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) fintech segment has promising prospects in Vietnam. But care must be taken to mitigate against potential pitfalls for less financially literate consumers.

Vietnamese investors

Stock Market Fever in Vietnam

Nicolas Lainez|Trịnh Phan Khánh

Covid-19 pandemic or not, Vietnam is seeing a buoyant stock market, thanks to a retail investor boom and an easy monetary policy.

Vietnam’s Consumer Finance Goes Global

Nicolas Lainez

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s new 49 per cent stake in FE Credit highlights the need for greater regulatory oversight and consumer protection measures.

Photo of riders outside Techcom Bank

Navigating Vietnam’s Lending App Maze

Nicolas Lainez

Consumer protection and education is needed to tame the expanding digital lending industry.

A Vietnamese policewoman uses a mobile phone

Could Vietnam Deploy a Social Credit System Like in China?

Nicolas Lainez

While Vietnam offers a favourable authoritarian environment, the inherent political risks may preclude its introduction.