Tag "Startups"

Traditional Insurance Companies Forced By Insurtech To Innovate In 2017

The insurance industry had given us amenities that we take for granted today. For instance, the fire station is the invention of insurance companies. After the Great Fire of London, insurance companies built the modern fire stations to fight fires

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6 Insurtech Startups From Asia to Watch

In Asia, interest in insurtech grows as industry experts and observers perceive the region’s fast-growing economies and underinsured population as an untapped opportunity. While insurtech in Asia is still in its infancy, the sector is growing fast and attracting venture

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Singapore’s Fintech Startup Scene

As one of the gateways of the Asian financial market, Singapore represents an attractive spot in the region to enter the financial industry and is a hotbed for fintech. Over 200 banks have operational headquarters in Singapore and some of

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Top 8 Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto Companies in Singapore

Triggered in August 2014, Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative intends to turn the city-state into the world’s first smart nation. This major digital transformation, expected to be fulfilled by 2030, is aimed at turning Singapore into a hyper-connected country where the

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Infographic: Fintech Singapore Ecosystem as of January 2016

Singapore, which started as an independent, separate country in 1965, quickly grew from being a tiny underdeveloped country to becoming one of the 20th century’s most successful development story. How did that happen? Well, firstly, because the city-state knew how

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Fintech Finals 2016 Heads To Hong Kong / The Semi-Final Winners

On January 25 and 26, the 2016 Fintech Finals conference and pitch competition will be held in Hong Kong featuring 40 Fintech Finals finalists who will exhibit. 24 chosen startups will have the opportunity to demo and pitch their product

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An Introduction To Fintech

Fintech, an abbreviation for financial technology, is most certainly one of the hottest new trends in the digital age. Why? Well, because it comes with the promise of radically changing the way we live and conduct business. These fintech firms

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8 “Top” Mobile Payment Providers in Vietnam

Mobile Payment in Vietnam: Boosted by the rising of Internet and smartphone penetrations, online commerce and m-commerce are expanding their reach in Vietnam. According the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, m-commerce, led by social

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The Singapore Fintech Consortium Promises to Help Turn Singapore Into a Global Fintech Hub

The Singapore Fintech Consortium is an independent organization that aims to build Singapore’s fintech startup ecosystem and help the city-state become a leading financial technology hub. Led by Gerben Visser, the Singapore Fintech Consortium provides market participants with platforms that

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DBS HotSpot Announces 11 Finalists for Pre-Accelerator Program

DBS HotSpot Pre-Accelerator officially launched on September 7 at BASH, in Singapore. 11 teams have been handpicked to join the three-month program, which aims to support entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in Singapore through experimentation, mentorship and funding. The 11 selected startups

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