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Standard Chartered Hires ING’s Senior Exec as Its New Digital Lead

Standard Chartered announced the appointment of Roel Louwhoff as its new Group Chief Digital, Technology and Innovation Officer effective from

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Wealthtech App Hugo Bags US$2 Million in Seed Funding

Hugo, a Singapore-based digital wealth and savings app, announced that it has raised US$2 million in a seed funding round

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Project Ubin: Exploring Singapore’s Digital Currency Project

Central bank digital currency (CBDC) is arguably one of the biggest developments in recent times that has the potential to

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A Look at the Global BNPL Industry

Though “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) still accounts for just a small portion of the industry, the pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom

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Brankas Surpassed 10 Million Monthly API Calls With Over 80 Network Partners

Brankas, an Indonesian open banking solution provider, announced that it has recently surpassed 10 million monthly API calls with over

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UOB Issues Digital Asset Offering of S$600 Million on Marketnode’s Platform

UOB has tapped Marketnode’s digital asset issuance, depository and servicing platform to issue its latest bond offering of S$600 million,

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Open Finance Startup Finantier Raises Undisclosed 7-Figure Seed Funding

Finantier, an Indonesian open finance API platform, has raised an undisclosed 7-figure sum in a seed funding round led by

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AFIN and R3 to Launch New Digital Currency Sandbox to Test CBDC Apps

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) has partnered with R3, an enterprise blockchain software provider, to enable banks and fintechs

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3 Ways Singapore Is Trailblazing the Cross-Borders Payments Scene

As digitalization blurs the physical borders between countries, it is estimated that the total global cross-border payment flow can surpass

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Thales Enables Organisations to Enhance Their Google Workspace’s Privacy Capabilities

Google announced that it has selected Thales to support enhanced privacy and confidentiality capabilities for Google Workspace. Thales said that

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Wealthtech Firm Endowus Hires Veteran Banker as Its Chief Advisory Officer

Singapore-based digital wealth advisor Endowus has announced the appointment of Wei Mei Tan as Chief Advisory Officer. In her new

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Southeast Asia Enters Digital Banking Era

The transformation of consumer expectations and incumbent banks’ slowness to meet evolving consumer needs are creating significant opportunities for Southeast

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A Look Into the Thai Wealthtech Industry

Tiktok. The short-form video platform has taken the world by storm since its launch in 2017, with more than 18

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LINE Rolls Out Its Third Digital Bank in Indonesia With Hana Bank

LINE Financial Asia, an affiliate of LINE Corporation, announced the launch of its digital banking platform in Indonesia, in a

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Nomura Taps Refinitiv’s Wealth Management Platform for Its Singapore Fund Managers

Nomura has chosen global provider of financial market data and infrastructure Refinitiv‘s wealth management platform across Singapore and Hong Kong.

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BondEvalue Secures US$6 Million in Series A Fundraise Led by Citi

Singapore-based fintech BondEvalue has raised US$6 million in its Series A round of fund raising, bringing the total funding raised

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UOB First Bank to Pilot Use of Singpass Digital Signature for E-Documents

UOB pilots the use of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) ‘Sign with Singpass’ where a customer’s digital signature to confirm transactions

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MAS Earmarks US$1.8 Billion for Its Sustainability Efforts

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be allocating US$1.8 billion into climate-related investment opportunities which was announced during the

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Nityo Invests US$100 Million in MatchMove to Become Its Largest Shareholder

IT services provider Nityo Infotech has invested US$ 100 million in Singaporean fintech MatchMove Pay in return for a significant

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Broadridge Ties Up With AWS to Extend Its DLT-Based Private Market Hub

Broadridge Financial Solutions, a US-based technology solutions provider, has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to extend its Private Market

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SaaS Platform Stemly First to Spin Out From ING Labs Singapore With US$2.5 Million

ING announced that Stemly, a software as a service platform, is the first initiative to be spun out of ING

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How Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges Regulated in Singapore?

In Singapore’s journey to becoming a Smart Nation, the financial sector is an integral component to achieve this mission. But

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Huawei Certifies and Offers Temenos’ Cloud-Native Core Banking Solution

Huawei and Swiss banking software company Temenos announced a partnership to offer Temenos’ cloud-native core banking solution on the Huawei

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Rapyd Creates Venture Arm to Invest in Early Stage Fintech Startups

Rapyd, a global Fintech-as-a-Service company, announced the launch of Rapyd Ventures, its new venture arm that will focus on investing

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Gojek-Backed Bank Jago Ties up With Mambu and Google Cloud

Bank Jago, a Gojek-backed Indonesian bank,  has selected Mambu’s SaaS banking platform as its technology foundation as the bank begins

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Techcombank Ramps up Digitisation Efforts With Backbase Partnership

The Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) has chosen digital banking software provider Backbase to accelerate the digitalisation of

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The Alibaba of SEA? How GoTo Is Shaking Up Fintech in the Region

Has the Southeast Asian startup ecosystem ever witnessed a quarter more exciting than the current one? We entered the second

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Banking Consumers Want Financial Empowerment, Not Just Apps

Consumers don’t just want shiny apps and digital banking, they want to feel that their bank is a partner who

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Futu’s Investment Platform Gains Over 100,000 Paid Users Following Singapore Launch

Futu Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Futu Holdings which offers a fully digitised brokerage and wealth management platform, has attained

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Wise Launches Remittance Services in India, Expands Footprint With Mumbai Office

Wise, a London-based online money transfer service formerly known as TransferWise, announced the launch of its low-cost and fast international

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

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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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The Philippines Fintech Report 2018

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

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