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Robo Advisors in Singapore

Robo-advisors are all the rage in the wealth management industry as banks and financial institutions around the world are looking to respond to the industry’s rapid adoption of technology, changing consumer expectations and the disruptive potential of new entrants. Even

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Malaysia: Chinese Giant’s Battleground for Digital Wallets, Who Will Win?

Geopolitical pressures to out-compete the Americans have driven China to exert its influence in South East Asia. Chief among the beneficiary of this exercise is Malaysia. While many of these government to government initiatives are largely focused on infrastructure projects,

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Singapore’s Finance Disruptors

Singapore is a hotbed for fintech innovation. The establishment of world-class fintech hubs like 80RR, the support from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and the city’s developed financial infrastructure, have offered the right environment for fintech startups to thrive and

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PikcioChain, the Secure Blockchain-based Exchange for Valuable Data Assets, secures funding of US$6 million in advance of ICO

PikcioChain, the Blockchain-based exchange for personal data, has secured over US$6 million in funding ahead of its ICO launch on 24 November, 2017. The pre-ICO funding has come from a variety of investors including private individuals, family offices and financial

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Matchmove Strengthens Fintech Play in Indonesia with MCAS and KREN

MatchMove Pay (MMP) announced today, the formalization of its partnership in an official agreement with PT Kresna Graha Investama Tbk (KREN) and PT M Cash Integrasi Tbk (MCAS) in Indonesia.  KREN and MCAS will each own 14.81% of the MMP

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MAS Launches Second Consultation on New Regulatory Framework for Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched a second consultation on its proposed payments regulatory framework, known as the Payment Services Bill (the “Bill”). The Bill will streamline the regulation of payment services under a single legislation, expand the scope

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Fintech Singapore Vs Fintech Malaysia Infographic

It’s no secret that besides sharing a common history, Singapore and Malaysia has always shared a sense of rivalry with each other. The fact that both countries are actively vying for a piece of the fintech pie and their geographical

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AGDelta wins MAS Fintech Awards (Singapore SME) at the 2017 Fintech Awards

AGDelta was awarded the MAS FinTech Awards (Singapore SME) at the 2017 FinTech Awards on 16 November 2017, thanks to its award-winning B2B and B2B2C Digital Wealth Platform, and achievements over the past 12 months. AGDelta was one of only

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Payments Council endorses Singapore QR Code Specifications for Electronic Payments

The Payments Council has endorsed the specification for a common Singapore Quick Response Code (SG QR) that can accept electronic payments by both domestic and international payment schemes, e-wallets, and banks. The new SG QR was developed by an industry

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Top 10 Innovators Under 35 in Asia

MIT Technology Review announced the top 10 young Innovators under the age of 35 in the region. The 10 ‘Innovators Under 35’ are given tribute annually at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Asia conference. The list recognises the development of new technology

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