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Singapore Future 2030: 4 Dramatically Visions of Life

New report challenges business leaders to think about where Singapore is heading and the talent they will need in the future. The report, “The Future of Talent in Singapore 2030” includes four thought-provoking scenarios of life in Singapore in 2030 with

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20% of Financial Service Business at Risk to Fintechs by 2020

Financial technology companies are shaping the financial services industry from the outside in, and more than 20% of traditional players being at risk to fintech companies by 2020, according to a new report by PowerwaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In a new report

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Timo – The First Digital-Only Bank in Vietnam

Banking in Vietnam had stood in place for decades before it’s moved to a new stage of Internet banking. For the first time ever, Vietnam has its first Digital Bank. First Mobile-Only Bank in Vietnam — Timo Timo stands for TIME & MONEY,

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Digital Wallets Increasing in Popularity in APAC, Singapore As Top 3 Adopters

Consumers in Asia Pacific (APAC) are embracing digital wallets as one in five users (19.5%) in the region say they are using these new mobile technologies, citing more convenience when shopping online. This represents an increase of 9.7% from two

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Fintech Vietnam Boom Starts: Vietnamese Fintech Startup Raises US$28M From Goldman Sachs and Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) and Goldman Sachs have respectively invested US$25 million and US$3 million in M_Service, a Vietnamese fintech startup and the operator of mobile digital wallet MoMo. The deal marks the second publicly disclosed investment in M_Service by

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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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