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Thailand Embraces Digital Banking with Customer Protection in Mind

Thailand has recently approved digital banking but has warned against irresponsible lending. This comes from the growing digital banking trend

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10 Fintechs That Are Transforming SME Lending

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are innovative, agile and drive competition. However, they’re often shuffled to the back of the

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HSBC Insurance Completes Merger With AXA Singapore

The integration between HSBC Insurance Singapore and AXA Insurance is now complete and has begun operating as a combined entity –

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Vietnam’s SMEs Get a Boost from Digital Lending

Even as much of the world experienced recessionary economic winds, the Vietnamese economy continued to be robust, even recording growth

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Grab Singapore Appoints Parliament Member for Public Affairs and Policy Role

Ride-hailing giant and superapp Grab has appointed Member of Parliament (MP) Tin Pei Ling as its Director of Public Affairs

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Crypto Lessons From 2022 The Industry Should Avoid in 2023

As any crypto industry observer surely knows, 2022 was one of the most turbulent years since Bitcoin hit mainstream notoriety

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Green Banking and Its Role in Combating Global Climate Change

Climate change and sustainable development efforts are becoming a global movement for financial companies like they have for many businesses.

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MUFG and Bank Danamon Sets up US$100 Million Fund for Indonesian Startups

MUFG Innovation Partners (MUIP) and MUFG Bank, subsidiaries of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), has set up a US$100 million

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FIS Powers Real-Time Payments for Singapore’s Trust Bank

Payments service provider FIS announced that it will power real-time payment transactions for Singapore’s digital bank Trust. Trust Bank will

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Global Crypto Funding Slumps 42.5% Amidst Crypto Winter

Funding to cryptocurrency companies plummeted 42.5% in 2022, plunging from an all-time high (ATH) of US$37.08 billion secured in 2021

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Fiserv Secures Payment License From MAS

Fiserv, a payment solutions provider for merchants in Singapore, announced that its local operating entity has been granted a Major

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Samsung Wallet Begins Roll Out in Singapore and 7 Other Markets

Samsung Wallet will be rolled out in eight new markets, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, and

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Grab Promotes Philipp Kandal to Chief Product Officer

Southeast Asian superapp Grab announced that it has promoted Philipp Kandal to Chief Product Officer, effective 1 February 2023. As

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The FSI Sector Increased Their Spend on Digital Transformation in 2022

A majority of financial services firms now view digital transformation as essential to their business and are already looking to

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Big Spenders — Singapore’s Most Active Fintech Series A Investors

Singapore has seen an influx of startups and venture capital in recent years. Several factors have contributed to this –

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DeFi Industry Shows Resilience In Spite of Crypto Market Slump

Despite an ongoing crypto winter, the global decentralized finance (DeFi) market has remained strong and resilient, maintaining its dynamism with

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Fintech Consolidation Set to Intensify This Year

2022 saw the start of a significant consolidation phase for the fintech sector, a trend which is set to accelerate

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Innovative Technology Remedies Almost 100% Of Payment Pain Points in APAC

The Asia-Pacific region, with 13 countries that process US$17.8 billion in digital payments per year, tends to invite issues as

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Insiders Reveal Top ASEAN Payments Predictions in 2023

Heading into 2023, it is a time of uncertainty for financial institutions offering payments. There is strong economic pressure on

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Are Singapore Fintech Jobs Recession-Proof?

As the spectre of recession looms large over the region, tech startups have been cutting back on costs and resorting

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MAS Grants In-Principle Approval to Payments Firm Flywire

Payments firm Flywire announced that it has secured in-principle approval for a Major Payment Institution license from the Monetary Authority

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Singapore Fintech Pilon Raises US$5.2 Million Seed Funding

Pilon, a Singaporean fintech providing cloud-based supply chain financing system, has secured US$5.2 million in both debt and equity during

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Thailand to Issue 3 Digital Banking Licenses Next Year – All You Need to Know

With the rise of fintech, traditional banks are being disrupted by nimbler, more customer-centric digital banks; it seems that the

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ConsenSys to Downsize Workforce by 11%

Blockchain software firm ConsenSys announced that it will layoff 11% of its workforce to adjust to challenging and uncertain market

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Gojek Appoints Sumit Rathor as the General Manager for Vietnam

Southeast Asian ride-hailing company Gojek announced that it has appointed Sumit Rathor as the General Manager for Vietnam. Sumit will

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Payments Firm HPS Sets up New Singapore Office to Support Asia Growth

HPS, a global provider of payment solutions and services, announced the opening of a new office in Singapore to support

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The Growing Threat of Cybercrime as a Service to Asia’s Financial Institutions

The growth of internet usage, online banking, and digitalization of financial services has increased cybercrime and cyber criminals’ attack surface.

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Licensed Crypto Payment Gateway TripleA Appoints Elodie Trichet as New COO

TripleA, a crypto payment gateway licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has appointed Elodie Trichet as its Chief

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5 Homegrown Fintech Startups from India We’re Watching in 2023

Until fairly recently, fintech startups from India that showed promise had to move their base to more favourable climates to

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Singaporean Neobank Inypay Appoints Neeraj Pandey as Chief Business Officer

Inypay, a soon-to-be-launched Singaporean neobank, announced that it has appointed Neeraj Pandey as its Chief Business Officer. In his new

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The 10 Best Fintech Books To Have In Your Library

Top 10 Fintech Books While blogs and news portals will keep you up-to-date in terms of companies and corporate news,

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Forward-Thinking Applications of Blockchain

Blockchain technology rose to the forefront in 2017 as the cryptocurrency bitcoin experienced a massive price boom. Suddenly bitcoin was

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27 Most Valued World Fintech Unicorns, 8 From China

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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Here Are The Contenders to Singapore’s Digital Banking Race

Singapore’s digital banking license was perhaps one of the most widely discussed topic in 2019 within fintech circles and we

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MAS: 100 FinTech Problems to Solve for Singapore

Solve this problem on the Singapore Hackcelerator and apply until August 15th here! 7 problem statements on KYC / Identity

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The Philippines Fintech Report 2018

  Note: We’ve update this report, the 2020 edition of the Fintech Report can be found here With a population

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Top 10 Blockchain Social Media Alternatives to Watch Out For

While blockchain was once known merely as the building blocks used to make bitcoin, it’s now being hailed as a

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The Swiss Payment Software Company Netcetera Expands to Singapore

“Expanding our Horizon” – under this motto Netcetera expands to Singapore in 2020. The Swiss software company and expert for

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Fintech Indonesia Report 2018 – The State of Play for Fintech Indonesia

Indonesia, the largest economy in South East Asia, with an estimated population of over 260 million people, the majority of

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Landscape of Blockchain Companies in Financial Services

In November 2008, a paper was posted on the Internet under the name Satoshi Nakamoto titled ‘bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic

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Singapore’s 30 Hottest Fintech Startups To Watch

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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17 E-Wallets in The Philippines You Should Know

“A way to carry your money inside your cellphone”. This is perhaps the simplest meaning of an e-wallet as defined

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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

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Philippine Banks ATM Fees Compared

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Banco de Oro (BDO), Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Metrobank and the Philippine National

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Which is the Top E-Wallet in Singapore?

iPrice Group collaborated with App Annie Intelligence to track top e-wallet in Singapore.The study pictures the developments of e-wallets or

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Singapore’s Investment Management Association Announces a New Chairperson

The Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) today announced that it has appointed Susan Soh, CEO Singapore, Schroders, as its

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Singapore Fintech Report 2021: Blockchain Dominates Singapore’s Fintech Scene

Singapore’s fintech industry continued its momentum in 2020 on the back of new regulations, fintech initiatives from regulators themselves and

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First Bank in SouthEast Asia To Use Blockchain Technology For Payment Services

OCBC Bank has become the first bank in Southeast Asia to use blockchain technology in its local and cross-border payment

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The Hottest Fintech Companies in Singapore in 2017

Singapore has had quite an amazing year with regard to fintech. The city-state organized the world’s largest fintech event, a

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Capital Markets Platform iSTOX Secures Funding Of USD 5 Million

Next-generation capital markets platform iSTOX has secured a USD 5 million investment from Hanwha Asset Management, South Korea’s leading comprehensive asset management company. The Korean

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The First Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform for the Philippines

Signet Properties officially launches Flint, the first, tech-enabled real estate crowdfunding platform in the Philippines. Co-presented by SeedIn Technology and

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RCBC’s Diskartech Tops Google Play’s Free Finance Apps, Surpassing Gcash and PayMaya

DiskarTech, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) virtual bank has claimed the top spot among free finance apps in Google Play

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Asia’s Top 7 Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is the loan of money to individuals or businesses through online services that match lenders directly with

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Cambodia Fintech Startup Report, Fintech Startup Map and Infographic

With some 25+ startups, Cambodia’s fintech startup landscape remains modest but is nevertheless growing steadily, according to a new report.

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Top 10 Fintech Startups and Companies in Thailand to Keep an Eye On in 2019

It would surprise many outside of the kingdom to discover that Thailand is actually a hotbed for fintech today. Without drawing

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Philippines Approves 3 More Crypto Exchanges Amid Soaring Bitcoin Prices

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has green-lit another 3 cryptocurrency exchanges to operate in the Philippines. The new licensed firms include

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Indonesia Fintech Report and Map 2020

Indonesia has the world’s 16th largest economy and is the world’s fourth most populous country with 274 million people, out

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Overview of Vietnam’s Major E-Wallet and Mobile Payment Players

In Vietnam, digital and mobile payment is undeniably the most developed and crowded fintech segment. According to the State Bank

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Top 7 Fintech Startups in the Philippines for 2020

Last year, Manila was named one of the world’s friendliest cities in the world for fintech startups, and was recognized

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Myanmar Fintech Sector On Route To Growth: Fintech Startup Report and Map

While the Myanmar financial system remains largely dominated by banks, the non-bank and fintech sector is on route to growth

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