Personal Finance Mgt (PFM)

Filipino Fintech Startup Brings Pawnbroking to the Digital Age

Aimed at solving the problem of expensive credit and interest in emerging countries, PawnHero has launched the first pawnshop operating in Southeast Asia that doesn’t have an actual physical outlet. In the Philippines, over 70% of the population has visited

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Mobile Banking Surges in Asia

Mobile is already the largest banking channel by volume of transactions and its adoption by new customers is entering an exceptionally rapid phase. A survey (pdf) by McKinsey and Company found that across ASEAN (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,

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Asia’s First Free Stock Trading App

8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, has launched the first free stock trading app in Asia. The new mobile app lets users trade over 15,000 US and HK stocks and index funds for no commission and without minimum balance

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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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OCBC Bank Teams up with MoneySmart.sg to Offer Lower Mortgage Rate

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) is partnering with Singaporean personal finance portal MoneySmart.sg to offer a lower rate mortgage package. The deal, a limited offer running for only 15 days starting today, consists in a fixed deposit-linked interest rate plan at

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Essentia Analytics: Using Behavioral And Data Science To Improve Investment Peformance

Essentia Analytics uses behavioral science and data science to provide professional investors with an enhanced understanding of their own behavior. The purpose is for them to become aware of their strengths and avoid acting on cognitive bias. Clare Flynn Levy,

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UK Fintech Startup Secco Wants To ‘Reboot’ Banking

You think a bank needs a branch or an app? Think again, because UK-based Secco will offer none of these, and not even an interface actually. Instead, Secco will operate as an underlying service hidden in all the apps we

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Call Levels: Singaporean Fintech Startup Closes US$500K Pre-Series A Funding Round

Call Levels, a Singaporean fintech startup that provides real-time financial monitoring and alert services, has closed a US$500,000 pre-series A funding round led by 500 Startups with participation of veterans in the financial markets and tech industries, including Timothy Teo,

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CurrenSeek Enables Travellers to Compare and Locate the Best FOREX Exchange Providers

Malaysian startup CurrenSeek is a location-based currency exchange app that helps travellers compare and locate the moneychangers with the best rates. The company claims that travellers can save up to 200% of their travel money using the service. Created by

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MoneySmart: A Singaporean Personal Finance Portal

Personal finance portal MoneySmart seeks to help Singaporeans maximize their money by curating and aggregating product information of a number of personal financial products on a single digital platform. Founded in 2009, MoneySmart provides users with a platform where they

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