Tag "Singapore"

Interview: Texcent to Launch Digital Payments Platform Paycent in Singapore and the Philippines in Coming Weeks

Texcent, a Singapore-headquartered fintech startup, is looking to launch its digital payment platform, Paycent, this August in Singapore and the Philippines. The company aims to become the global leader for mobile and cashless transactions with a platform that promises a

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Internet-of-Things Technologies to Play a Key Role in Singapore’s Smart Nation Push

In Singapore, Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies are set to play a key role in the city-state’s digitalization push and Smart Nation plan. IoT refers to a network of Internet-connected physical objects, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with sensors, electronics, and

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Fintech Mainstream Adoption To Be Driven By Emerging Markets

Over the past 18 months, adoption of fintech solutions has surged globally with now 33% of digitally active consumers across 20 markets using such products and services compared with 16% in 2015, according to EY’s latest EY Fintech Adoption Index.

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The Promise of Fintech in Vietnam. A Culture of Cash

In 2002, according to Plastic Money, there were only nine foreign-operated ATMs (ANZ, HSBC, and Citibank) in the entire country with 79 locally-operated ATMs (all State-owned banks) and slightly more than 5,000 point-of-sale (POS) terminals across Vietnam. Between 2011-2015, the State

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ICOs in Singapore: an Overview

Initial coin offerings (ICOs), or token sales, are becoming an increasingly popular method for blockchain and cryptocurrency startups from around the world to raise funding. In the past year, ICOs have raised over a billion dollars for early stage startups.

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Will Singapore Become a Regtech Leader? Regulatory Reporting 2.0

Regtech has grown from a niche to one of the most promising and exciting areas in the financial world. Regulatory technology, commonly known as regtech, is a classification of technology specifically addressing regulation and compliance issues in the financial industry.

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Interview: Edtech Startup Gnowbe Joins KPMG Digital Village

Gnowbe, an edtech startup headquartered in Silicon Valley and Singapore, has partnered with KPMG Digital Village in Singapore to provide the firm’s clients with its digital learning platform. Gnowbe is a mobile micro-learning solution that uses analytics, gamification and personalized

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7 Singapore FinTech Startups on Instagram

It’s probably not the first social media platform you would think of when it comes to FinTech startups, but Instagram is becoming an important place to be seen. So, let’s just get right to the point here without wasting any

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Jachin Capital To Offer iAdvisor, its “Live” Online Investing Platform in Singapore

Jachin Capital Pte Ltd, a home-grown independent fund manager, announced last month that it has received a Capital Markets Services Licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. With the licence, Jachin Capital can now offer its digital investing platform –

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Singapore Financial Watchdog Proposes New Rulings To Facilitate Growth Of Robo-Advisors

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s financial watchdog and central bank, has proposed several regulatory changes aimed at boosting the growth of robo-advisors in Singapore and support innovation in financial services. The new proposals were presented in a

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