Fintech News Singapore

Grab Launches “Buy Now Pay Later” and an Online Store Checkout Plugin

During Money 20/20 today, Grab made a few announcements along the fintech vertical, focusing particularly on areas that have historically

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Standard Chartered Just Launched a Fintech Bridge and it’s Exactly What it Sounds Like

SC Ventures, the investment arm of Standard Chartered Bank, has created a platform to connect community builders such as startups,

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InstaReM Closes Series C Round, Bringing its Total Funding to US$ 59 Million

Singapore-based InstaReM, a digital cross-border payments company, announced the close of a US$41 million Series C funding round. The company

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IBM Gears up to Challenge Ripple and SWIFT With Its Blockchain Payments

IBM World Wire is the Big Blue’s foray into real-time global payments network for financial institutions using blockhain — a

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Fintech Set to Enter a New Phase in the Philippines

Strong fundamentals, a supportive regulator and a comprehensive cell phone coverage, are some of favorable attributes of the Philippine market

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New Research Argues That ICOs Aren’t as Scammy as Implied. Here’s the Problem, Though.

In a presentation shared with the attendees of the International Scientific Conference (#ISC2019) organized by The British Blockchain Association in

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Saphron Raises SGD 1.35 M to Tackle Financial Inclusion in the Philippines

Manila-based insurtech startup Saphron has raised SGD1.35 million seed fund coming from fintech-focused VC fund Sage, and Talino Labs, a

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Insurtech Startup CXA Raises US$ 25 Million — Eyes Expansion in Asia-Pacific

CXA Group, a one-stop, predictive and data intelligence platform for better health, wealth and wellness choices, announced today that it

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Raising US$90 Mil From a Private Round, Kakao’s Ground X Now Opens ICO to The Public

Kakao Group just raised US$90 million in a private coin offering to bolster Ground X, its blockchain development arm—and the

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Money20/20 Asia Comes Back to Singapore: What to Expect

Money20/20, a leading event series dedicated to the world of payments, fintech and the broader financial services industry, is coming

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4 Blockchain Powered Phone Made for Crypto Geeks

Blockchain and cryptocurrency is gaining mainstream appeal, nothing demonstrates that more than the fact that several major smartphone manufacturers are

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Singaporean AI for Banks Silot Closes SG$10.85 Mil With SBI Investment

Silot, an AI platform for intelligent financial decisions, recently completed its Series A Round with US$8 million (SG$10.85 million) with

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How Thailand is Leading the Charge in Blockchain and Crypto Adoption

Despite blockchain being celebrated for ushering in the next generation of the digital revolution, legal and regulatory concerns have hindered

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ConsenSys Ventures Backs Philippine Crypto Trading Startup PDAX

Crypto-exchange platform Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX) has raised an undisclosed amount of investment made by ConsenSys Ventures, the venture

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Bain & Company Names New Asia Pacific’s Regional Managing Partner

Bain & Company, a global business and management consultancy, announced that Satish Shankar will take on the role of Regional

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Insurance & Indonesia: What Grab’s New US$1.46 Bil Brings to The Table

Grab has been accused of being the most capitalised startup in Southeast Asia’s history, and with this recent closing of a

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Artificial Intelligence to Nearly Double the Rate of Innovation in Singapore by 2021

By 2021, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will allow the rate of innovation and employee productivity improvements in Singapore to nearly double 

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SWIFT Teams up With Singapore’s Stock Exchange to Trial Voting on the Blockchain

SWIFT announced that they will be working with Singapore Exchange (SGX) along with Deutsche Bank, DBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered

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13 Hottest Fintech Startups in Vietnam

Fintech continues its momentum in Vietnam with local startups gaining significant traction from foreign investors. These raised a record of

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#DeleteCoinBase Trending Soon After Its Funding Boost from Singapore’s GIC

Fresh out of Coinbase’s funding round of $300 million Series E round the hashtag #deletecoinbase seems to be trending in the

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What Have We Learned from Sandboxes and Innovation Offices?

If properly regulated, technology-enabled financial services such as mobile payments, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, alternative credit scoring, and new forms of

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UOB Expands Their 15-Minute Loan Approvals for SMEs with OctoRocket

With the signing of a memorandum of understanding, UOB will enable small businesses that use OctoRocket for at least six months

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Authoritarian Regimes Turn to Cryptocurrencies to Bypass Sanctions

It’s no secret that the Americans often use sanctions and embargoes as a political tool, faced with economic disadvantages many

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Can LinePay Become Japan’s WeChat Pay?

Line Corp., the Japanese mobile applications and Internet firm operating Japan’s most popular messaging app Line, has invested US$182 million

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Rely Nets 7-Figure Funding for Enabling Online Payments in Installments

Rely just announced a seven-figure Pre-Series A funding led by Goldbell Financial Services. Additional funding comes from Octava, a family

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Philippine-based Blockchain Ticketing Startup Raises Capital for SEA Expansion

Singapore’s diversified group of companies Citystate Group made a seed investment in Ticket2Me, a blockchain-powered ticketing startup from the Philippines.

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additiv Hires New Managing Director for Asia

WealthTech pioneer Bert-Jan van Essen from Privé Technologies taking lead in the region for the European digital wealth management innovator.

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P2P Lender Validus Raises Over $US 14 M in Oversubscribed Series B Funding

Validus a P2P lending platform announced today that it has successfully raised $US 14 Million in an oversubsribed series B

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Thai Insurtech Startup Raises US$ 10 M Funding, Eyes Expansion into Singapore

After successfully raising a US$ 10 Million series A led by Vertex Ventures, Thailand-based insurtech startup Sunday is eyeing expansion

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5 of Vietnam’s Top Funded Fintechs

Fintech development is accelerating in Vietnam with companies in the sector attracting US$117 million last year, the maximum funding in

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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 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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