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2020 Fintech Vietnam Report and Startup Map: Fintech Startups Tripled since 2017

Vietnam’s fintech startup landscape more than tripled in size between 2017 and 2020, growing from 44 startups in 2017 to

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Digibank Aspirant Selects Mambu for to Build its Digital Bank UNO in Philippines

DigiBankASIA, a Singapore-headquartered fintech currently building its digital bank dubbed as UNO, has selected cloud banking platform Mambu for its

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EZ-Link Undergoes Rebranding, Unveils Refreshed Logo and E-Wallet App

EZ-Link, a contactless smart card used for the payment of public transportation fares in Singapore, has unveiled its enhanced mobile

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Singapore Leads the Way As Stock Exchanges in Asia Pacific Are Embracing DLT

Across Asia Pacific, stock exchanges have accelerated the adoption of smart contract technology and DLT to optimize market workflows. The

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Singapore’s Week-Long Fintech Festival to Feature Over 40 Global Satellite Events

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced that more than 40 global satellite events will take

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Study: APAC Financial Institutions Embrace AI/ML

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in financial markets is accelerating. Though organizations

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Fintech Sees Strong Growth in South East Asia as COVID-19 Skyrockets Digital Adoption

Despite COVID-19 headwinds, Southeast Asia’s digital economy has remained strong and resilient, adding 40 million people into the online space

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Sephora Singapore Ropes in Atome to Offer Buy Now, Pay Later Payments

French beauty retail giant Sephora Singapore has partnered with Atome, a buy now, pay later service, to offer customers flexible

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ICBC (Macau) Picks Huawei All-Flash Storage to Support Online Banking Boom

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, contactless payments have soared and digital banking adoption has increased dramatically. In Q1 2020, MasterCard

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Digital Banking Heats up in Vietnam Amid COVID-19, Booming E-Commerce Sector

In Vietnam, digital banking development is accelerating on the back of rapid fintech adoption, a booming e-commerce industry and the

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DBS Makes Radical Shifts To Adapt to The Future of Work

DBS announced that it will be rolling out a series of initiatives to adapt to the future of work by

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Lu International, KASIKORNBANK Launched Online Wealth Management Platform FinVest

Lu International, a subsidiary of Chinese personal financial services platform Lufax Holding, and KASIKORNBANK have launched FinVest, an online wealth

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SingSaver Appoints New Country Manager from CompareAsia Group

Personal finance platform SingSaver has appointed Henry Sewell as its new Country Manager to oversee and lead growth and business

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Thunes Makes Key Appointments to Its Board of Directors

Thunes, a Singaporean cross-border payments network, announced the appointments of Sunil Sabharwal and Ali Mazanderani to its Board of Directors.

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Fraud Attacks Increase Amid Rising Digital Banking Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures put in place to limit the spread of the virus have drastically accelerated adoption

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MAS and Philippines Central Bank Commit to Promote Data Connectivity, Info Sharing

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) have committed to work together to promote data

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COVID-19 Impact Accelerates IoT Projects in Singapore

Companies in Singapore have identified the Internet of Things (IoT) as a key priority to address the impact of the

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Singapore Based Fintech Aleta Planet Hires Banking Veteran to Lead Global Expansion Plans

Fast-growing fintech company Aleta Planet, a partner of UnionPay International (UPI), announced the appointment of Stephen Richards Evans as its

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Enterprise Open Source and the Future of Banking

Financial services are in the midst of a profound digital transformation, driven by technological advances, changing customer expectations, and the

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Can BIN Attacks be Consigned to the Trash?

Recently, Mastercard noted a “sharp increase” in Bank Identification Number (BIN) attacks and they’re not alone. Previously published data indicates

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Standard Chartered Selects AWS’ Cloud Services in 60 Markets

Standard Chartered Bank has signed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a five-year agreement to run its banking systems and

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Remitano Makes Cross-Border Money Transfer Much Easier With the “Cash-Out” Feature

To simplify banking and meet its users’ Remittance needs across the globe, Remitano, a global escrow-marketplace, has just launched a

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MAS Plans to Strengthen eKYC Amid Rising Identity Scam Cases

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on the types of information required for non-face-to-face verification of

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Grab Doubles Down in Indonesia With Investment in E-Wallet LinkAja and New Tech Center

Grab doubles down on Indonesia by leading a Series B funding round worth US$100 million in Indonesian e-wallet LinkAja and

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Swiss Zühlke Group Appoints HK and Singapore Lead to the Executive Board

Zühlke Group, a Swiss innovation service provider, has appointed Jonas Trindler as the CEO of Zühlke Asia and Aleksandar Marjanovic

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MAS Offers $35 Million Grant to Ease Regulatory Reporting for Smaller Financial Institutions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a S$35 million Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) for the financial services sector

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15 Upcoming Fintech Webinars and Virtual Events to Watch Live in APAC Time Zones

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of webinars and virtual events are being hosted to provide industry participants

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Smart Home Payments Transaction Value to Skyrocket, Driven by Voice Assistants

The total transaction value of smart home payment will exceed $164 billion in 2025, from $22 billion in 2020 according

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COVID-19 Has Caused Financial Regulators from Around the World to Prioritise Fintech

Amid COVID-19, central banks and financial regulators around the world are increasing their prioritization of fintech, with 85% of them indicating

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WhatsApp India Has Rolled Out Its Payment Feature

WhatsApp has rolled out a secure payments feature for its users in India, the experience is said to make the process

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Business Insider Singapore, CBInsights, Funderbeam, and Crunchbase together have created the world’s fintech unicorns – fintech start-ups valued at over $1 billion.  

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Singapore’s vibrant startup ecosystem, supportive government, stable financial system and business-friendly tax regime, have helped turn the city-state into an

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