Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

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 to a survey conducted by PwC, three in four insurers predict disruption of their business over the next five years.

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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 worldwide. UTU drives users, payment card schemes and card issuers to increase tourist and local spending at acquirers’ merchants and in

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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. The trend is largely led by the Malaysian central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), which has been deploying efforts to

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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 people are international freelancers, but many are also remote employees or startup entrepreneurs. While the prospect of a living a

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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 the Philippines. Yet, this landscape is quickly changing as engaged institutional partners are set to add to the pace of

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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, webinars and online seminars out the window. There’s value in engaging your market on a mass level as well. It’s

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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 convenient solutions to incumbents. Smartfolios has a simple mission: empower investors to reach their investment goals. Smartfolios’ value proposition is two-fold: on one

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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 2017-2020, a growth that will be driven by factors such as favorable government regulations, convenience offered to consumers and higher

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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 in 2016, according to KPMG’s Pulse of Fintech report. “In 2016, we saw the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) drive

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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 financial services in ASEAN. They started in March 2016 and announced the first Fintech investment last November into Singapore based

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