Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

Is a Cashless Society Really a Viable Option?

It’s interesting that whilst paper cash has been around for over three centuries the move away from it has been difficult to imagine. The huge increase in the use of credit cards as a form of conducting business was believed

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The 7 Hottest Fintech Startups and Solutions in Vietnam

Vietnam is a very Internet-connected country, and with the increasing penetration of smartphones there is a wealth of opportunity for online businesses, digital agencies and application developers. Like other late-adopters of Internet technology, Vietnam has benefited from the cheap hardware

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48% Spend more Time Texting than Talking to them… What Happens When People Put Their Phones Away?

Stop hiding behind the screen and start listening to what your friends and family have to say. This is because spending too much time on the computer or mobile devices can cause a real threat to relationships, according to the

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Top 7 IoT Gadgets for Christmas

The new buzzword on many people’s lips as we head into the Christmas period is the Internet of Things or IoT. Experts are predicting that the influence exerted by IoT will fundamentally transform most aspects of our lives. So just

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9 Fintech Solutions For SMEs In Singapore

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), dealing with their finances and ensuring appropriate funding can be a real struggle. The reasons are manifold: finances of SMEs are characterized by high complexity, yet are low scale. Thankfully, the rise of fintech

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Vietnam To Regulate Digital Currencies / new Bitcoin ATMs

Vietnam is working on a regulatory framework for virtual properties, electronic money and virtual currencies like bitcoin amid concerns of their use in illegal activities. A report by local media outlet VNEconomy says that the government is looking to take

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UOB Turns Smartphone Into a Digital Security Token For Consumers

With the launch of UOB Mighty Secure, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) consumer banking customers can now use their smartphone as a digital security token. UOB is the first bank in Singapore to enable customers to use their mobile phone

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OurCrowd an Equity Crowdfunding Opens Singapore Office and Appoints new MD

OurCrowd, an equity crowdfunding, announced that it has opened an office in Singapore, its seventh worldwide, to serve the growing community of Asian investors interested in funding early stage high-growth companies. It has appointed Denes Ban, a successful entrepreneur and

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Latest Fintech IPOs And The Most Anticipated Stock Listing Of 2017

An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a company to the public. For startups, it is a crucial moment and a sign of success. An IPO raises needed capital to help a company to grow.

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Filipino Startup PaidUp Seeks To Reinvent How We Order And Pay For Food And Beverages

Mobile payments app PaidUp seeks to reinvent how people order and shop for food, drinks and services by allowing consumers to prepay their purchases in return for exclusive discounts, rewards and special services. The first pre-pay mobile wallet app in

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