Fintech News Singapore

Asian Development Bank Report Suggests That Blockchain Can Help SMEs Gain Funding

Digital innovation and in particular blockchain technology can increase small business access to finance, according to a new study by

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DBS’ Singapore Country Head Appointed to NETS Board

NETS, Singapore’s payment services group, announced that Mr Shee Tse Koon, Singapore Country Head at DBS Bank, has been appointed

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World Bank Issues Second Tranche of its Kangaroo Blockchain Bond Via Bond-i

The World Bank has raised an additional AUD 50 million for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020 – the first

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PayPal Launches Women’s Program in Singapore for Greater Diversity in Tech

PayPal Pte Ltd has launched the Women Luminaries Program (WLP)  in Singapore to help empower female students passionate about technology

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“Satoshi Nakamoto” Apparently Lost 980,000 Bitcoins to Hard Drive Failure

One of the biggest veils of mystery surrounding the world of cryptocurrency is the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto the creator

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Binance Announces “Project Venus” A Competitor to Facebook’s Libra

Binance today announced its plans to initiate an open blockchain project, Venus, an initiative to develop localized stablecoins and digital

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India Turns 350,000 Postmen Into Bankers To Serve Customers In Remote Areas

Across the country, over 350,000 postmen are offering doorstep financial services to people in even the remotest parts of India.

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Refinitiv Brings its Financial Data to the Cloud for Customers in Asia with AWS

Refinitiv has launched delivery of its financial data to Asia-based clients leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) as it continues to

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Meet the 7 Startups Selected for SAP’s First South East Asia Accelerator

Software giant SAP announced this week that they have kicked off their first acceleration program in Singapore. Dubbed as SAP.iO

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New Alternative Lending and Micro Lending Players in Vietnam

Since 2013, consumer lending in Vietnam has increased strongly, driven by robust economic growth and a rising middle-class. Over 2014

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Doxa to Launch Blockchain Platform to Match Invoices for SMEs

SMEs will no longer need to manually reconcile purchase orders and invoices Singaporean startup, Doxa, claims. With their enterprise SaaS

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Malaysian Bank Secures 500k Customers in 6 Months Thanks to Partnership with Gcash

CIMB Bank Philippines announced that it has garnered 500,000 customers, approximately six months after opening its doors for business in

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Backed by Tencent’s Co-Founder, Koku Eyes Indonesian Expansion

Singapore based fintech KOKU has announced its plans to expand into Indonesia.  Its regional expansion follows their successful US$2 million

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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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Bankex’s MainWallet For Telegram Sees 5,000 Users Within First Week of Launch

Bankex’s newest dApp could be as important to the world of commerce as the first of e-commerce Web sites launching,

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Standard Chartered Completes Blockchain Trial with Thailand’s Oil Giant Using Voltron

The use of blockchain for trade finance is often one of the most cited potential use case for technology, with

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77% Consumers in Asia Pacific Prefers to Bank Digitally

Consumers in Asia Pacific are some of the most advanced when it comes to digital engagement with financial services, with seventy-three

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MAS Launches Sandbox Express for Faster Market Testing of Innovative Financial Services

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today launched Sandbox Express to provide firms with a faster option to test innovative

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Experian Leads US$20M First Close of Series B1 Investment in CompareAsiaGroup

Experian, a global information services provider, is leading the US$20 million first close of Series B investment in CompareAsiaGroup, a

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Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank

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Philippines Introduces New Laws, Initiatives To Boost Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Philippines government is pushing for innovation and entrepreneurship, introducing new regulations and programs to support young companies, and leading

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Thailand Has The Potential To Become A Key ASEAN Fintech Hub, Says EY

Boasting a large population of unbanked, high mobile and Internet penetration, and robust macroeconomic growth, Thailand has what it takes

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Paying Attention To The Right Signals

Around the world, from sector to sector, companies are locked in a battle for growth. Facing intensifying competition, many are

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Y-Combinator Backed Aspire Raises US$32.5 Million to Help SMEs Secure Working Capital

Y Combinator-backed Aspire announced today a US$32.5 million raise. Aspire is currently operating across Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. Leveraging

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Grab Partners with NTUC Income to Launch Microinsurance Product for Critical Illness

Grab’s insurance arm, GrabInsure and NTUC Income jointly unveiled their micro insurance plan. “Critical Illness: Pay Per Trip (CIPPT)” in

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OCBC Bank Enables Cash Withdrawals at ATMs using QR Codes

OCBC bank announced today it will be enabling customers enabling customers to withdraw cash by just scanning a QR code

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Singaporean Robo Advisor Bambu Raises US$10 Million in Series B Funding

Bambu, a Singapore-based provider of digital wealth technology, today announced the close of a US$10 million in a Series B

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The Real Reason Why You’re Failing to Innovate

In a world where change is the only constant, innovation is a tool that is essential to any organisation that

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iFast Eyeing to Expand to Payments and Lending With Digital Banking License

iFast, an internet based investment product distribution platform is reportedly in talks with potential partners pursue a digital banking license

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Grab Takes The Fight to Go-Jek’s Home Turf with US$ 2 Billion Investment

Grab announced today it will invest US$2 billion into Indonesia over a period of five years with the capital invested

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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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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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