Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

Life.SREDA: ‘Second Wave’ Neobanks Are Coming From the UK

Mobile bank users globally are forecast to more than double by 2019, according to a 2015 KPMG report, and the millennial generation, born from the 1980s to the early 2000s, may well be the reason of this emerging trend. Real-time

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Startupbootcamp Reveals the Top 10 FinTech Startups Join the Singapore Program

Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading accelerator focused on financial innovation, has announced the 10 international startups selected to join its Singapore program. The finalists, which include teams from across Asia-Pacific have been chosen by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from Startupbootcamp FinTech’s

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ClaimConnect: Aviva Singapore Digitises Claims Process for Group Insurance Customers

Aviva, a leading insurer in Singapore, has introduced Aviva ClaimConnect – a mobile application and portal designed exclusively for its group insurance policyholders. It enables users to locate their nearest panel clinic with ease, and eliminates reliance on paperwork by allowing them

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The 10 Most Active Fintech VCs Investors in Asia in 2015

In 2015, fintech funding in Asia hit a record of US$4.52 billion across 130 deals, a rise attributed to the 17 US$50 million+ investments into the likes of One97, Dianrong, and BankBazaar, according to a new report from CB Insights

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Vietnam’s Startup Scene In the Spotlight, Gets International Boost

Vietnam’s startup scene is in the limelight as the public and private sectors are multiplying initiatives to promote Vietnamese startups, entrepreneurship and innovation. 2015 was a fruitful year for the young and yet promising Vietnamese startup scene. Last year, the

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Blockchain Startup Dragonfly Signs Deal With Japan’s NRI and Internet Bank SBI Sumishin

Dragonfly Fintech, a Singapore startup that develops blockchain technology for the financial services and banking industry, has signed a contract with Nomura Research Institute (NRI), in conjunction with the Japanese SBI Sumishin Net Bank. Under the agreement, Dragonfly Fintech will

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Vietnam’s Loan Comparison Website BankGo Launches in Closed Beta

Hanoi-based fintech startup BankGo has launched in closed beta a service that allows individuals and businesses to search, compare and easily apply for loans with the best interest rates. Speaking to Fintechnews, BankGo’s founder and CEO Vu Viet Hung indicated

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Banks Gear Up as New Challengers Intend to Eat Their Lunch

Fintech challengers have been gaining ground by offering easier, cheaper or more intuitive ways to compare and acquire the financial services that customers need. Today, the question is not whether these new players will topple the established banking hierarchy, but

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DBS Kicks Off DBS HotSpot 2016

DBS Bank has officially launched DBS HotSpot 2016, and applications are now being accepted until 1 April 2016.  This is the second run of the pre-accelerator programme for very early stage start-ups in fintech, social enterprise, and digital technology as

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IBM to Open Blockchain ‘Garages’ in Singapore, Tokyo, NY and London

Tech giant IBM has announced that it will open so called IBM Garages in Singapore, Tokyo, New York City and London where its experts will be able to collaborate with local developers on the design and implementation of blockchain technology

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