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Tradeteq Secures Over US$ 9 Million in Series A Funding Round

Tradeteq, a technology provider for bank asset distribution, has announced the successful completion of its Series A funding round, securing

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GBG Sets up Intelligence Center to Help Financial Institutions to Combat Fraud

Identity data intelligence specialist GBG has announced the launch of its GBG Intelligence Center. The center is intended organisations better

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Digital Securities Platform iSTOX Bags US$50 Million From Japanese State-Backed Investors

Digital securities platform iSTOX announced that it had closed its Series A funding round with a total of US$50 million

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Payments Specialist PPRO Achieves Unicorn Status With US$180 Million New Funding

PPRO, a London-based payments infrastructure provider, announced over US$ 180 million in new investment which pushed its valuation to over

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Former WeWork Regional MD Launches Buy Now, Pay Later Solution With 7-Figure Funding

Entrepreneur Turochas “T” Fuad who had previously founded Spacemob and Travelmob, has launched his latest venture Pace Enterprise, a Buy

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India’s Top 30 Blockchain Influencers

Over the last several years, blockchain has been gaining traction in India especially with the financial institutions undergoing massive digital

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Moneythor Nets Undisclosed Amount of Investment From Navis Capital Partners

Asia-based private equity firm Navis Capital Partners has made an investment in Singaporean fintech startup Moneythor for an undisclosed amount. Founded

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Volopay Raises US$2.1 Million Ahead of APAC and Australia Expansion Plans

Volopay, Singaporean AI-based real-time expense management software, has raised US$2.1 million during its seed round funding. The investment round was

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Trading Platform MarketAxess Appoints Raj Paranandi as COO for EMEA and APAC

MarketAxess Holdings Inc., New York-headquartered operator of an electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, announced the appointment of Raj Paranandi

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Competition Heats up in Southeast Asia’s Buy Now Pay Later Market

In Southeast Asia, buy now pay later (BNPL) is becoming an increasingly popular way for shoppers to pay for purchases

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Broadridge Names BNY Mellon’s Former Exec as APAC COO

Broadridge Financial Solutions, a US-based technology solutions provider, announced the appointment of David Ingleson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for

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MAS Revises Tech Risk Guidelines Amidst Heightened Cyber Attack Threats

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a revised Technology Risk Management guidelines in light of the recent spate

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Singaporeans Encouraged to Hand Out E-Hong Baos for Lunar New Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is encouraging Singaporeans to use e-hong baos, monetary gifts given in envelopes, during the

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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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Investors Bullish on Indonesia’s Fintech Sector

Fintech continued to lead Indonesia’s startup funding landscape in 2020, making up for most of the money raised that year,

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Standard Chartered Partners Bukalapak to Launch Digital Banking Offerings

Standard Chartered has formed a strategic partnership with Bukalapak to launch digital banking offerings which will be hosted on the

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MoMo Eyes Super App Status With the Close of US$100 Million Funding Round

Vietnamese e-wallet MoMo announced that it had raised US$100 million during its Series D funding round co-led by Goodwater, a

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Grab’s Fintech Arm Secures Over US$300 Million in Series A Funding Round

Grab Financial Group (GFG), the fintech arm of Grab, announced that it has raised over US$300 million in its Series

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Rapyd Bags $300 Million in Series D Funding Round

Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service company, announced a $300 million Series D financing round led by Coatue, a global technology-focused investment manager.

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Indonesian Fintech BukuKas Raises US$ 10M in Sequoia Capital India Led Round

BukuKas, a digital platform and app for digitising SMEs in Indonesia, has raised USD 10 million during its Series A

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Mastercard Pilots Cloud Payment Acceptance Solution on Smartphones

Mastercard has partnered with NMI and Global Payments Inc. to launch its first live Cloud Tap on Phone pilot with

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Huawei and IDC’s Banking Resilience Index Uncovers How FIs Responded to COVID-19

A new whitepaper by Huawei and the International Data Corporation (IDC) looks at how banks around the world have responded

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QR Code Payment Users to Reach 2.2 Billion Globally by 2025

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of QR code payment users will exceed 2.2

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Digital Securities Firm Propine Graduates From MAS’ Fintech Sandbox

Propine, a Singapore-based end-to-end securities services firm catering for digital securities services to institutional clients, has become the first independent

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E-Commerce Payment Trends in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian economies performed remarkably well in 2020 despite the pandemic. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates a contraction of

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Mambu to Deepen APAC Footprint With €110 Million Fund Injection

SaaS banking platform Mambu has raised €110 million during its latest funding round, securing a valuation of over €1.7 billion.

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Wave Money Doubled Its Transaction Volume Last Year at US$ 8.7 Billion

Wave Money, a Myanmar-based mobile financial services provider, recorded a total of 12 trillion Myanmar kyat (US$ 8.7 billion) in

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Deutsche Bank to Pilot Digital Assets Proof-of-Concept With STACS

Deutsche Bank Securities Services and Hashstacs Pte Ltd (STACS) will collaborate to jointly explore a proof-of-concept (POC) related to the

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Grab Ties up With Citi to Offer in-App Loans

Citi and Grab, South East Asia’s super app, have expanded their partnership in consumer lending with the launch of the

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Digital Wealth Manager Syfe Rolls Out New Cash Management Solution

Syfe, a digital wealth management company licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), has launched the Syfe Cash+ portfolio

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