Innovation

Why Fintech is an Important Ingredient in Any Smart City Ambition

Smart cities. They were a popular term that has since lost a bit of its steam among the general public, and yet, with the dramatic reduction of Internet-of-Things (IoT) prices last decade, the smart city initiative is now a gleam

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10 Innovation in Finance and Blockchain Books to Read

So here we go – it has been another six months and even though I thought I would not have time to read books anymore… … I just slept less I guess… Over the last 6 months there were also

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Banks and Corporates Need to Rethink How They Approach Innovation—Again

Innovate or die. This is a common rallying cry in this era of Silicon Valley and agile tech startups, and the banking industry is not excluded from this narrative. Fintechs grow ever popular, with their on-demand services, particularly to those

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Mitsui Sumitomo Just Launched Their Digital Hub in Singapore

Mitsui Sumitomo an insurance giant hailing from Japan, and they just announced the setup of their global digital hub in Singapore—at its Asia regional office. The digital hub has been established in Singapore since February 2019. The announcement also mentions

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Standard Chartered Just Launched a Fintech Bridge and it’s Exactly What it Sounds Like

SC Ventures, the investment arm of Standard Chartered Bank, has created a platform to connect community builders such as startups, investors and accelerators. The SC Ventures Fintech Bridge connects and matches partners from the fintech ecosystem to Standard Chartered’s internal

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The Need for APAC Banks to Reinvent Themselves

Consumer banking is rapidly changing in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and banks must reinvent themselves amid changing regulations, emerging technology, elevated client expectations and the entry of disruptive competitors, according to a new article series by EY.   Changing regulations The banking

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Brokers Can Now Trade Assets over WhatsApp With Help From This UK-Based Regtech Firm

If you live in Singapore, it’s an open secret that a lot of business happens over social media like WhatsApp or WeChat, rather than through official channels. They are often a more casual channel where one can more easily build

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Two of Asia’s Biggest Fintech Hubs will Deepen Relationship in 2019

Singapore has shown massive support for the Belt and Silk Road initiative by the more recently economically open Chinese government, which has impacted many industries in Singapore including fintech. And Singapore has been quite cosy with the Chinese government in making

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Prudential’s PRU Fintegrate 2018 Taps Scale-Ups For Deeper Innovation

Prudential Singapore’s second edition of its digital innovation programme, the PRU Fintegrate Partnership (PRU Fintegrate) is this year inviting scale-ups from all over the world to join its innovation fray. The insurance provider is aiming to build synergistic partnerships with

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