Fintech News Singapore

GrabPay Eyes Vietnam and South East Asia Digital Payments Dominance as Competition Heats Up

Grab, Southeast Asia’s first decacorn valued at more than US$10 billion, began its humble beginnings as a ride-hailing app but

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7 Fintech Startups from Vietnam to Watch out for in 2019

With a little over 70 fintech companies raising only US$3 million in 2017, Vietnam’s fintech ecosystem remains relatively small and

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10 Hot Fintech Startups from India to Watch Closely

India’s fintech ecosystem has evolved significantly with considerable efforts from financial institutions, startups, the government, venture capitalists and regulators to

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P2P Lending and Digital Lending Fintechs Active in Southeast Asia

The size of the Southeast Asian alternative financing market grew from US$46.65 million in 2015 to a whopping US$215.9 million the

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The Potential of AI in Banking

Artificial intelligence (AI), an umbrella term for a host of different technologies including machine learning and natural language, holds many

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Asia’s Fintechs Will Change The Competitive Landscape in Banking

Singapore’s fintech hub together with the emerging financial centers in China are a powerplay to become the world’s digital frontier

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South Korea’s First Blockchain-Powered Remittance Service to Thailand and Philippines

This month Coinone Transfer, a payments business and a subsidiary of Coinone, introduced South Korea’s first blockchain-powered remittance mobile app

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Philippines: Cleaners of Polluted Beaches Get Paid in Cryptos

A pilot project seeking to show transparency in the flow of money via public blockchain was formally launched last week

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Meet 42 Mobile Payment Players Active in Singapore Right Now

As one of the most highly banked populations in Southeast Asia (Standing at 96.4% of banked adults at 2014), Singapore

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World Bank: Developing Countries Sees Record-Breaking Remittance Inflow in 2018

Remittances to low and middle income countries grew rapidly and are projected to reach a new record in 2018, says

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Is Cambodia The Next Stop for Grab’s E-Wallet?

Following its entry into Cambodia in 2017, Grab seems likely to bring its e-payment app, GrabPay into Cambodia sometime in 2019

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Mobile Payments in Vietnam: End of 2018 News Roundup

Cashless payments are booming in Vietnam, more than doubling in value over the first three quarters of 2018. In particular,

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GrabPay Mobile Wallet Will Likely Hit Myanmar in 2019

After Grab’s launch into Myanmar in 2017, the ride-hailing giant intends to follow-up with the expansion of their e-wallet GrabPay,

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Singapore Grants First Accelerated FinTech Patent

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) has granted the first accelerated patent under its FinTech Fast Track initiative to

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In Thailand you can Pay now with your Smartwatch “Garmin Pay”

Siam Commercial Bank has introduced the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution. This has been done in collaboration with CDG Group,

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Online Accounting and Invoicing Solutions for Startup Founders in Singapore

Those not in the know often underestimate the number of hats that a startup founder has to wear when they

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GrabPay Wallet Expands in the Philippines

As predicted by Fintechnews the Philippines is the next stop in GrabPay’s expansion in South East Asia. Grab and Philippine-based

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CIMB Launches Digital Bank in Vietnam and Digital Lounge in Saigon

CIMB Bank unveiled its first Digital Lounge in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and launched its OCTO by CIMB  mobile

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17 E-Wallets in The Philippines You Should Know

“A way to carry your money inside your cellphone”. This is perhaps the simplest meaning of an e-wallet as defined

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Singapore Financial Regulator Releases Updated Guide for ICOs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city state’s central bank and financial regulator, has released an update to its

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These Are The 13 Fintech Companies to Watch in Singapore in 2019

2019 is right around the corner, which means we are near the end of an eventful year of fintech in

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It’s Not Just the Ride Hailing Fight That’s Begun with Go-Jek’s Entry into Grab’s Hometown

Go-Jek just announced the launch of its beta app in Singapore, which means that Singaporeans will be able to download

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Revolut Secured Singaporean Licensing — Slated to Launch in 2019

Revolut, a London-based neo bank involved in remittance was just granted a license for operations in Singapore and Japan. The

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PLDT’s Voyager Seals US$40M Investment from IFC

Voyager Innovations, the fintech arm of the Philippines’ top digital telecommunications firm PLDT Inc, has sealed a US$40 million investment

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Fintech and Digital Finance Innovation Initiatives of Banks in Singapore

Fintech has become one of the key drivers of innovation in the financial services industry. In Singapore, the Monetary Authority

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SGInnovate Announces 3 More Investments as Part of its Deep Tech Strategy

SGInnovate just announced that they have invested into three deep tech startups: Horizon Quantum Computing, Involt and Portcast.  The announcement

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9 Finalist for 2nd World Innovative Contribution Awards in Korea

On November 20th the WFPL announced in Seoul 9 finalists for the World Innovative Contribution Awards (WIC) which will be

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Eyeing IPO in 2021, Instarem Raises US$20 M in Series C Round

InstaReM, a digital cross-border payments company headquartered in Singapore, secured a first close of more than US$ 20 million led

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4 Swiss Wealthtech Rockstars That Will Rock Blockchain in Singapore

Switzerland, which enjoys an international reputation as a reliable and innovative financial center, has emerged as a hotbed for fintech

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Top Funded Fintechs in Asia By Country

With the existence of such a huge region with huge swaths of unbanked and uninsured populations, investors are waking up

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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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