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11 Recent Fintech Fundings in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and other Southeast Asia countries

In 2016, a total of US$23.5 billion was invested into fintech globally, with Asia Pacific receiving more than half of the amount (US$14.8 billion), according to Startupbootcamp. While China and India continue to dominate the region as the largest fintech

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The Promise of Fintech in Vietnam. A Culture of Cash

In 2002, according to Plastic Money, there were only nine foreign-operated ATMs (ANZ, HSBC, and Citibank) in the entire country with 79 locally-operated ATMs (all State-owned banks) and slightly more than 5,000 point-of-sale (POS) terminals across Vietnam. Between 2011-2015, the State

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Global Payment Summit Coming to Singapore; Last Chance to Nominate Your Startup for Florin Awards

The Global Payment Summit, organized by the Transactives, will take place in Singapore on August 28 and 29, 2017 at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa. The two-day event aims to act as a platform where global expertise of

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ICOs in Singapore: an Overview

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), or token sales, are becoming an increasingly popular method for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups from around the world to raise funding. In the past year, ICOs have raised over a billion dollars for early stage startups.

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How Regulators can help Fintech?

The Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) has formulated a set of ten best practices to guide regulators in Asia as they seek to support the development of Fintech to better serve consumers, businesses and investors. Fintech is

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Singaporean Fintech Startup in Fintech Global 250 List

CB Insights named Funding Societies to the prestigious Fintech 250, a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder, Anand Sanwal, revealed the Fintech 250 companies during The Future of Fintech, a

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Will Singapore Become a Regtech Leader? Regulatory Reporting 2.0

Regtech has grown from a niche to one of the most promising and exciting areas in the financial world. Regulatory technology, commonly known as regtech, is a classification of technology specifically addressing regulation and compliance issues in the financial industry.

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Why Asia Needs Alternative Credit Scoring

While progress has been made in expanding financial inclusion, there are still billions of people in the world who do not have access to basic banking services, including access to credit. Between 2011 and 2014, the number of people worldwide

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Paycent: Mobile and Cashless Transactions to Improve Financial Inclusion

Singapore-headquartered Texcent is aiming to be the global leader in mobile payments and cashless transactions. It offers a digital payment platform (Paycent) with fully integrated mobile applications, enabling its users to transact in real time 24/7 while allowing merchants to

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Top 18 Upcoming Fintech and Digital Finance Events in Asia

Fintech has become a global phenomenon and to help industry participants and enthusiasts to keep up with this burgeoning sector, several fintech events, conferences and trade shows are taking place this year to connect industry stakeholders and discuss the hottest trends

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