Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

Latest Blockchain Fundings in Southeast Asia

Blockchain startups have raised about US$358 million in venture capital in 2017 so far, with much of this sum going towards North American and European startups. Meanwhile, initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised nearly four times more, or about US$1.3 billion.

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Grab and Toyota Launch Data Collaboration Initiative for Connected Car Services

Grab announced the launch of a new data-focused pilot programme with Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Financial Services Corporation, and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. The project aims to use data analysis to enable Grab to offer its driver partners

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Fintech in New Zealand Grows Despite Lack of Clear Strategy from Government

Despite the several initiatives introduced to encourage fintech development, New Zealand is still falling behind other countries such as the UK, the US and China in the support it provides to boost the sector, according to industry observers and experts.

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OCBC Bank Launches Mobile Keyboard to enable Cashless Payment directly from any Mobile App

OCBC Bank has launched a mobile keyboard that allows customers to make peer-to-peer payments without having to exit their current mobile applications. The OCBC Keyboard can be used within any mobile app or browser – for instance, within Facebook, Whatsapp,

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Singapore Government: Exploring E-payments for Hawker Centers and Shops in the Heartlands

The National Environment Agency (NEA), Housing & Development Board (HDB), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO) have jointly issued a Request for Information (RFI) for electronic payment (e-payment) solutions to support micro-payments. Mainly

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Top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the Week

Fintechnews.PH picks every Friday for you the top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the week: Here we go:   Fintech In The Philippines: What The Banks Are Doing? Fintech companies, which are playing an increasingly important role in the Philippines’

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Digital Payments: Cash Still King in Vietnam

Despite Vietnam’s high smartphone and mobile Internet penetration rates, consumer adoption of fintech solutions remains low with cash-payment habit being hard to change. “Vietnamese, including the unbanked, have already used their mobile for many activities in their everyday life, but

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Vietnam plans to fully legalize Cryptocurrencies

On 21st August, Vietnam Prime Minister has signed the Plan to fully legalize digital assets and cryptocurrencies. According to the Plan, the Ministry of Justice and the State Bank of Vietnam are in charge of reviewing the current legal status

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Singapore is betting big on Health Technology

With healthcare spending at 1.5 percent of Singapore’s gross domestic product a year, , disruptive healthcare startups are shaping the industry. They are also procuring funds from some of the biggest names in venture capital. Just six months ago, Singapore’s

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Top Fintech Vietnam News from July/August 2017

Fintech Vietnam Meetup is back with another newsletter, July/August 2017 edition. With the fast pace of the recent developments in Fintech, there are a lot of local and international news that we would like to share with you today. A big thank you to all

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