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Alibaba’s Ant Financial Announces VR-Based Payments Service

Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s financial service affiliate that runs Alipay, has unveiled a new virtual reality (VR)-based payments service which the group plans to launch in September, according to a report by Yicai Global. In March, Alibaba established its

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Florins Awards Asia and GLOBAL Payment Summit 2016

Originated from Europe since 2010, The Florin Awards is a prestigious title in the field of Payments that recognizes the best innovations and strongest solutions in the payments industry.   “In the constant metamorphosis of the payments industry, new players bring

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6 Fintech Events In Indonesia

As a country with high Internet penetration, high middle-class growth, and poor penetration of financial products, Indonesia is fertile ground for financial technology. Indonesia is arguably the most exciting market for cards and payments in the world. With a population

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MAS Details 100 Problem Statements For ‘Global Fintech Hackcelerator’ – Infographics

With the upcoming week long Fintech Festival organized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank has named the 100 challenges it invites fintech startups and ventures from around the world to solve using innovative products and services.

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MAS: 100 FinTech Problems to Solve for Singapore

Solve this problem on the Singapore Hackcelerator and apply until August 15th here! 7 problem statements on KYC / Identity Authentication   8 problem statements on RegTech   4 problem statements on Trade Finance   14 problem statements on Insurance

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10 Startups Graduate From Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore 2016

Ten startups have graduated from the startup acceleration program, Startupbootcamp Fintech Singapore, with some of them already managing to secure pilots and key partnerships with banks and other financial institutions. The three-month program ended on July 14, 2016 during Demo

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Fintech in Asia: Recent Regulatory Developments

The digital revolution is bringing sweeping changes to the banking and financial industry. As digital platforms and new business models are growing in popularity, governments from around the world have started responding to the emergence of fintech. Today, we take

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3 Startups Fincast, BondIT and CogniCor For Pilot Tests At “The Open Vault”

OCBC Bank’s FinTech accelerator programme, The Open Vault at OCBC FinTech Accelerator, has come to a successful close with three upcoming pilot tests with three start-ups – Fincast, BondIT and CogniCor. The pilot tests involve wealth management and artificial intelligence

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Startup of the Month: Smartkarma, A Marketplace For Asian Investment Research

For August’s startup of the month, we take a look at Smartkarma, a collaborative marketplace for Asian investment research and analysis that seeks to radically change the way market participants create, distribute and consume investment insights. Founded in 2014, Smartkarma

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International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP) To Give Advice on Singapore FinTech

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced that it has set up an International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP). The Panel will advise MAS on international developments in FinTech and how Singapore can harness new technologies to enhance the provision

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