Fintech News Singapore

Banks, Fintechs Gear Up for Myanmar’s Digital Revolution

As Myanmar undergoes a digital revolution, international banks and foreign investors are perceiving the country’s large pool of unbanked as

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TransferWise Chooses Singapore as APAC Hub; Launches Service in the City-State

TransferWise, Europe’s leading money transfer service, is launching in Singapore where it is working with DBS Bank. The company has

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Singapore Poised to Become a Hotbed for Insurtech in Asia

The insurance is on the brink of a major disruption and insurance companies are very much aware of that. According

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BC Card Signs Agreement with UTU to Bring Cross-Border Rewards to South Korea

UTU empowers shoppers to earn, redeem and convert rewards points through smartphones, in real time, at any UTU merchant outlet

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Malaysian Banking Industry Pushes Fintech Development

Banks in Malaysia are pushing fintech development as they seek to harness innovation and technology to improve the financial services.

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8 Cool Tools for Digital Nomads in Southeast Asia

An increasing number of people are escaping the traditional office and choosing to work as digital nomads. Most of these

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Cambodia’s Fintech Industry Set to Thrive

Cambodia’s fintech ecosystem is more nascent than other markets in Southeast Asia and lagging behind the likes of Thailand and

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9 Ways to Find a Webcasting Tool that Works

There’s no denying the importance of engaging your customers one on one. However, that doesn’t mean you should toss webcasts,

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Smartfolios: A new Online Advisory and Investment Platform from Singapore

Smartfolios is a Singapore-based online advisory and investment platform targeted at financial institutions that promises to deliver cheaper, more transparent and more

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8 Hot Neo and Challenger Banks in Asia

The collective customer base of the neo and challenger banks is expected to grow at a CAGR of 50.6% from

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6 Recent Singapore Fintech Fundings

In 2016, overall investment in Singapore-based fintech companies dropped by 69%, falling from US$605 million in 2015 to US$186 million

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Second Investment from Tryb Capital: Eyes Fintech-Logistic Asian Infrastructure Bridge

tryb Capital aims to do strategic investments into growth stage technology companies and platforms that are transforming the infrastructure of

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OCBC Bank Launches First A.I. Powered Home Renovation Loan Specialist Chat Bot

With more than 20,000 enquiries logged since its launch in January, OCBC Bank announced today the success of the first-of-

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Blockchain to Bring Financial Inclusion, Provide Low-Cost Financial Services

Blockchain technology has the potential to bring financial inclusion to the world’s 2 billion unbanked by providing low-cost banking and

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The Hottest Digital Bank in Vietnam Just got Funding and a new Partner

Sun Life Vietnam Insurance Company Ltd. has entered into a 3-year partnership with Global Online Financial Solutions Ltd., the owner

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Going Cardless and Cashless: How Banks and Fintechs are Reinventing Payments

Banks and fintech companies are developing innovative solutions for consumers to pay for goods and withdraw cash without payment cards, offering

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Singapore and France Bolster FinTech Ties with Cooperation Agreements

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed a cooperation agreements with the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR)

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Singapore Consumer Welcomes Robo-Advisor Services

Eight out of ten consumers in Singapore are willing to use robo-advisory services for their banking, insurance and retirement planning,

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The Use of Robots in Early Education in Singapore

The use of artificial intelligence to aid student’s learning dates back to 1980s. It was the time when major technology

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Co-Living, An Introduction for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is quickly becoming a hotspot for startups and digital nomads, thanks to the region’s low cost of living

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Security and Privacy Concerns Need to be Addressed When it Comes to IoT in the Financial Industry

The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is rapidly transforming the way banks interact with their customers. According to Jim Marous, Fintech expert and

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Southeast Asian Fintech Deals Rise 29%

In 2016, Southeast Asia saw the greatest number of fintech deals, a trend driven largely by seed and angel stage

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How Fintech Can Be The Key Driver of Financial Inclusion

Fintech companies use software and digital platforms to deliver financial services to consumers and businesses. These digital tools and solutions

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The Insurtech Race – Baker McKenzie Sees Jump in Potential Acquisitions Between Big Insurance and Tech Start-Ups

Asia Pacific-based insurance companies, from established players to new entrants, are increasingly looking to acquire or partner with non-insurance tech

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Fintech Logistic Startups Seek to Provide Greater Efficiency in Supply Chain

Supply chain and logistics tech companies are gaining momentum with over US$8.3 billion in venture capital having been injected into

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25 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs in Singapore

Singapore is one of the desirable places for entrepreneurs to start their business and the government is giving a lot

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German Challenger Bank SolarisBank Goes to Asia

International investor team consisting of Arvato Financial Solutions and Japanese SBI Group provide funding for Berlin-based banking platform. First year

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Singapore and Japan establish FinTech Cooperation Framework

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan announced the establishment of a Co-operation

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5 Unexpected TravelersBox Discoveries for Business

In my previous article, I provided a guide on how to change your spare foreign currency into merchant credits in

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Chinese POS Lending Startup Plans Fintech IPO

Fenqile is planning a U.S. initial public offering that could raise about $600 million. The Shenzhen-based startup, founded by former

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The 10 Best Fintech Books To Have In Your Library

Top 10 Fintech Books While blogs and news portals will keep you up-to-date in terms of companies and corporate news,

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MAS: 100 FinTech Problems to Solve for Singapore

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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20 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Banking Events in Singapore and Southeast Asia

Tired of crawling the Internet to find the hottest fintech events in your region? Need not worry. Today we’ve compiled

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Too many Innovation Labs too few Innovations “Dances With Drums” by Fintech-Hubs and Banks

There are so many innovation labs and too few innovations. I regularly meet with bankers worldwide and the first phrase

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Infographic: The 27 Fintech Unicorns, And Where They Were Born

Visual Capitalist‘s infographic visualizes the 27 largest fintech startups worldwide. They look at valuations, cash raised, location, sub-sectors, and much more!

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