Fintech News Singapore

Samsung Pay to Enable Loan and Credit Card Application in India

A partnership between Samsung Pay and Paisabazaar was recently announced which will enable Samsung Pay users to apply for credit

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20 Upcoming Fintech and Blockchain Events in Asia Pacific to Attend in 2019

As Asia Pacific’s fintech industry rapidly grow, so does the events that surround it. With new events spawning every day

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Fintech Sees Modest Growth in Sri Lanka as Old Habits Die Hard

In Sri Lanka, fintech holds many promises, and while local banks are investing heavily in digitalization, many challenges still need

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Facial Recognition Authentication: Is It Good Enough to Fight Financial Fraud?

More than 2800 branches were closed in the UK between 2015 and the end of 2018, and a similar trajectory

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Vietnam’s Fintech Ride Hailing Market: Grab Goes Consumer Finance / Go-Viet Needs Payment License

Vietnam’s fintech sector is heating up as Singapore’s “super-app” Grab looks to staff up its financial services division in the

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Millions of Durians Will Be Tracked on the Blockchain for Thailand’s Largest Durian Exporter

DiMuto has closed a deal with Queen, Thailand’s largest durian exporter and producer to track Durians on the Blockchain. DiMuto

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E-Wallet Use Overtakes Credit Cards in Philippines, According to Central Bank

Philippines’ central bank reported that e-wallet penetration is growing faster in the Philippines and has surpassed credit card numbers. Bangko

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Go-Jek Has Brought in Rival E-Wallet LinkAja Into its Ecosystem

Go-Jek announced that it will integrate its rival e-wallet, LinkAja by the end of this year, which means that it

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Philippines’ Regulators Issues New Crowdfunding Rules

Philippines’ regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released its rules and regulations on crowdfunding as its way of providing

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Binance Launches Fiat-to-Crypto Gateway for Singapore Users

Binance – the global cryptocurrency exchange that in the last 24 hours has facilitated more than $2 billion in trading

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Singapore’s New GST Proposal for Crypto “One of the Friendliest Tax Regulations in the World”

The proposal of the Singapore government’s taxation agency to remove goods and services tax (GST) from cryptocurrency transactions could give

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A Singapore Wealthtech Chosen for Mastercard’s Startup Engagement Program

Singapore based digital banking software provider Moneythor has been selected as one of 10 later-stage FinTech startups to be accepted

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A Blockchain-Powered Data Marketplace for Used Cars in Singapore

sgCarMart is launching a Know-Your-Vehicle used car data marketplace, in a bid to help users make better decisions. The company will

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SGX to Invest in Sequioa Backed Wealthtech SmartKarma

Smartkarma, the global investment research network, today announced it has received a strategic investment from Singapore Exchange (SGX). The company

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Indonesia’s OVO Adopts Refinitiv’s World Check to Boost KYC Capabilities

OVO, one of Indonesia’s leading digital payments platform, has selected Refinitiv’s World-Check to support its Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: Not All Problems Need a Blockchain Solution

Prime Minister Lee Hsien advised sober assessment of blockchain technology in a Facebook post shared earlier. Ironically on his Facebook

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Grab’s New Investor Could Be The Missing Piece To Help it Reach Underbanked Asian Markets

Experian, a globally-known information services company, has invested into Grab and is now another notch into the ride-hailing platform’s quest

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Why Fintech is an Important Ingredient in Any Smart City Ambition

Smart cities. They were a popular term that has since lost a bit of its steam among the general public,

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Red Dot Payment Acquired By Dutch Company and Now Valued at US$65 Mil

Fintech and payments organisation PayU just acquired majority stake in Red Dot Payment (RDP), a Southeast Asia focused online payment

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Meniga Opens Singapore Office After Helping UOB Build Their Digital Bank

Digital banking solution provider Meniga announced the opening of their newest location in Singapore. Including this newest location the company

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7 Recent Stories That Proves Singapore is a Leader in Fintech and Innovation

In Southeast Asia, Singapore has established itself as a fintech hub leading the way when it comes to investment and

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SGD 16.8 Million Raised for Blockchain Solutions Through Singapore’s Government Backed Blockchain Accelerator

Today, Tribe Accelerator, Singapore’s first government supported blockchain accelerator, held its first ever Demo Day at Facebook’s Asia-Pacific Headquarters in

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soCash Enables ICBC Customers to Withdraw Money in Neighbourhood Stalls

soCash, the Singapore-headquartered start-up which converts shops into virtual ATMs announced that it has tied-up a partnership with ICBC Singapore.

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University of the Philippines Will Launch NFC-Powered ID Cards That Double as a Cashless Payment Card

Soon, students and employees in the University of the Philippines (UP) will say goodbye to the typical barcoded ID cards

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7 Wealthtech Solutions from Europe That Singaporean Banks Should Know

The wealth management sector is facing tremendous changes fueled by technology and changing customer expectations. Wealthtech, which stands for wealth

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NETS Enables Over 500 Singaporean Hawkers to Accept Cashless Payments

22 coffee shops, 10 hawker centers and 12 industrial canteens have adopted a unified digital payment solution provided by NETS,

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7 Things You Need to Know About Singapore’s Digital Banking Licenses

Following the announcement and issuing of Hong Kong’s virtual banking license, Singapore has announced their intentions to launch the same;

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Mobile Wallet GCash Leads in Filipino Market

With more than 5 million downloads from Google Play, GCash is not only one of the Philippines most popular mobile

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Sumitomo Life Buys 25% Stake in Singapore Life for US$ 90 Million

Singapore Life seems to be a on a streak, as they raise yet another round funding this year. In this

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Monetary Authority of Singapore to Issue up to 5 Virtual Banking Licenses

Speaking at the 46th Annual Dinner of the Association of Banks, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam who is also the Chairman

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Solve this problem on the Singapore Hackcelerator and apply until August 15th here! 7 problem statements on KYC / Identity

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Landscape of Blockchain Companies in Financial Services

In November 2008, a paper was posted on the Internet under the name Satoshi Nakamoto titled ‘bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic

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Singapore’s 30 Hottest Fintech Startups To Watch

Singapore’s vibrant startup ecosystem, supportive government, stable financial system and business-friendly tax regime, have helped turn the city-state into an

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The Hottest Fintech Companies in Singapore in 2017

Singapore has had quite an amazing year with regard to fintech. The city-state organized the world’s largest fintech event, a

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First Bank in SouthEast Asia To Use Blockchain Technology For Payment Services

OCBC Bank has become the first bank in Southeast Asia to use blockchain technology in its local and cross-border payment

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