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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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10 Fintechs Stand a Chance to Present Their Solutions to Singapore’s Investment Industry

A Singapore industry group representing the city’s asset management firms, IMAS, has launched an accelerator programme which could position 10 Fintechs to present their solutions in front of leading VC firms, hedge funds, asset management firms and family offices. Applications

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The Future of Cross-Border Transfers Could Be Central Bank-Backed Digital Currency

As we slowly but surely move towards a global village into a reality, the overall value of cross-border payments is also expected to rise by 5.5% yearly, increasing from US$22 trillion in 2016 to US$30 trillion in 2022. Yet, according

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Meet The Winners of MAS’ Global FinTech Hackcelerator

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today announced three winners of the Global Fintech Hackcelerator, selected from the 20 finalists that presented their solutions at the third annual Singapore Fintech Festival. The Hackcelerator was supported by KPMG Digital Village. The

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6 Proudly Singaporean Companies in KPMG’s Fintech100 This Year

The 5th iteration of KPMG’s annual Fintech 100 list has come out recently, in a bid to highlight dynamic fintechs from around the world that are doing something right in the financial services industry, be it digital payments, lending, insurtech,

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Ant Financial Makes up 83.3% of 2018’s Total Fintech Funding in Asia So Far

In 2017, a grand total of US$38.1B had been poured into the fintech industry according to KPMG Pulse of Fintech report and of their 2017 figures, KPMG noted that both insurtech and blockchain saw record-setting levels of venture capitalist (VC) investment,

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Fintech Investments Soar To Record-Breaking US$57B and 2018 Ain’t Over Yet

The fintech industry has achieved a new milestone recently. According to the KPMG Pulse of Fintech report, Global fintech investment roared ahead at a record pace in the first half of 2018, with US$57.9B invested across 875 deals. This value is

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Global Fintech Hackcelerator Singapore 2018, Applications Open

Applications open for the Global Fintech Hackcelerator programme, powered by KPMG in Singapore’s Digital Village and KPMG’s Matchi fintech matchmaking platform. Finals of the programme (“Demo Day’’) will be held at the Singapore Fintech Festival taking place from 12–16 November

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2 Singaporean Fintech Firms Emerged as Top 50 in the Fintech100 List

Two Singapore-based fintech companies – Silent8 and SoCash – feature among ‘Emerging 50’ most promising fintech companies in the 2017 Fintech100 released today. The Fintech100 includes the ‘Leading 50’ fintech firms around the globe, ranked based on innovation, capital raising

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KPMG and Microsoft Announce New “Blockchain Nodes”

KPMG International and Microsoft have announced the launch of joint Blockchain Nodes, which are designed to create and demonstrate use cases that apply blockchain technology to business propositions and processes. The first joint Blockchain Nodes are in Frankfurt and Singapore,

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