Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

UK Fintech Startup Secco Wants To ‘Reboot’ Banking

You think a bank needs a branch or an app? Think again, because UK-based Secco will offer none of these, and not even an interface actually. Instead, Secco will operate as an underlying service hidden in all the apps we

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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, books – which often result from extensive researches and interviews – will give you have a wider view on a

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World Bank President: ‘Universal Access To Financial Services Is Within Reach – Thanks To New Technologies’

At the 2015 World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in April, the World Bank Group and its partners have discussed ways of helping promote financial inclusion and achieve universal financial access by 2020. Commenting on the latest developments of the Universal

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Bitrefill Let You Top-Up Your Prepaid Mobile Phone With Bitcoins

Available in 135 countries (including Singapore, Switzerland and Vietnam) and supporting over 500 operators, Bitrefill is a service that allows you to refill your prepaid mobile phone with bitcoins. Founded in October 2014, Bitrefill lets you top-up your mobile phone

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Private Equity Fundraising Activity Remains Strong in Asia

Private equity fundraising remains strong in Asia, most particularly in China. While the country’s current economic slowdown is troubling many investors, fundraising activity in Asia continues to stay strong, according to DealMarket.com, a Swiss platform for fundraising that also provides

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Accenture Fintech APAC Study: Fintech Investment to Quadruple in 2015

Fintech investment in Asia-Pacific has been on the rise. In the first nine months of 2015, there had been 122 deals totalling a record of US$3.4 billion injected in the sector, according to a new report from Accenture. Entitled ‘Fintech

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How Secure is our Digital Identity? A Blockchain View from Roberto Capodieci

The use of digital signatures is becoming more and more popular. We digitally sign company share transfers, public records, contracts, emails (PGP), and many other legally valid electronic documents. For those of you that use cryptocurrencies (paying with bitcoins an online purchase),

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Welcome to the FinTech Zoo

Markus Gnirck, Co-founder Startupbootcamp FinTech, explains why we have currently a FinTech Zoo; How Bankers are transforming from suit to jeans wearer and why we need a 2 way approach… Why do we enjoy going to the Zoo so much? Because we

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Singtel and SCB’s Dash Seeks to Reinvent How Singaporeans Pay, Save and Borrow Money

Released in June 2014, Dash is a mobile banking service from Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (Singtel) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) that aims to reinvent the way Singaporeans access, save and borrow money, make payments and purchase insurance. Essentially, Dash consists in

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Call Levels: Singaporean Fintech Startup Closes US$500K Pre-Series A Funding Round

Call Levels, a Singaporean fintech startup that provides real-time financial monitoring and alert services, has closed a US$500,000 pre-series A funding round led by 500 Startups with participation of veterans in the financial markets and tech industries, including Timothy Teo,

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