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Cambodian Central Banker Serey Chea Among Select Few Joining AFIN’s Advisory Board

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced the appointment of H.E Serey Chea, Prof. Olayinka David-West as advisors and Latha

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Mambu Rolls Out Fully Digital Solution for SME Lenders to Fast Track Loan Approvals

Mambu, a SaaS cloud banking platform, has unveiled a fully digital solution for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) lenders that

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Swiss SEBA Bank Strengthens APAC Presence With Appointment of New Asia CEO

SEBA Bank, a digital assets firm with a Swiss banking license from FINMA, announced the appointment of Sam Lin as

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Swiss Banking Solution Provider Avaloq Makes Key Appointments for Its APAC Push

Swiss core banking solution provider Avaloq has announced a combination of senior promotions from within its Asia-Pacific business, to reflect

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Validus Exceeds S$1 Billion in SME Lending, Plans to Double That in 2022

Validus, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), announced that it had exceeded S$1 billion in

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SWIFT Go Is Now Live With 7 Global Banks for Low Cost Cross-Border Payments

SWIFT announces the launch of SWIFT Go, a new service that enables small businesses and consumers to send fast, low-cost

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BIS, MAS Plots Blueprint for a Global Real-Time Retail Payments Network

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Singapore Center and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published a proposed blueprint

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Vietnam’s Prime Minister Calls for Pilot of Central Bank Backed Digital Currency

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is asking the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to study and carry out a

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Crypto Firm Fireblocks Bags US$310M From Sequoia, Siam Commercial Bank’s VC Arm

New York-based digital asset custodian Fireblocks announced that it has raised US$310 million in a Series D funding round, boosting

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Fast-Growing Aussie Insurtechs Choose Singapore as Gateway to Southeast Asia

Singapore’s burgeoning fintech landscape, reliable physical infrastructure and progressive regulations are attracting Australia’s fast-growing high-potential, insurtech startups looking to take

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Backbase Appoints Regional Vice President To Lead Asia Pacific Expansion

Amsterdam-headquartered digital banking software provider Backbase has recently appointed Iman Ghodosi as Regional Vice President for the Asia Pacific region.

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Nium Joins the Unicorn Club With Its Latest US$200 Million Series D Fundraise

Singaporean B2B payments platform Nium is now a unicorn after having raised more than US$200 million in a Series D

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Newly-Minted Unicorn bolt Makes Two New Key Appointments for Its Next Growth Chapter

bolt, insurtech exchange for the property and casualty insurance industry that is a part of the bolttech group, has announced

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GoTo Group Taps Google Cloud for Next Phase of Growth Following Recent Merger

GoTo Group, a merger between Gojek and Tokopedia that was formed earlier this year, is tapping Google Cloud as its

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Prudential Makes Financial Push With New Wealth Offerings in Its Pulse App

Prudential Singapore has rolled out new wealth solutions on its health and wellness app Pulse by Prudential to make it

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UOB Offers SMEs Access to Xero’s Cloud-Based Accounting Platform in Digital Push

Xero, a cloud-based accounting software for small businesses, announced that it has expanded its collaboration with UOB to offer small-

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Can DeFi Truly Become the Future of Financial Services?

In his book Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore suggests disruptive innovations follow an s-curve, where there is a gap or

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How Innovation and Technology Are Leading the Way for Client-Centric Banks

Instant acknowledgements, quick processing, and personalised experiences – customers’ expectations in Asia have risen along with these developments with how

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bolttech Plots European Expansion With Its Acquisition of Swiss-Based i-surance

Singaporean insurtech firm bolttech announced it has acquired i-surance, a next-generation B2B2C digital insurance platform based in Switzerland. The acquisition

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APAC Wealth Firms Not Keeping Pace With Digital Transformation Are Destined to Fail

Refinitiv released the findings of its Wealth Management report titled “The Gold Standard of Wealth Management: Redefining investor experiences in

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OCBC First to Integrate With IRAS to Enable Direct Payment of Taxes

OCBC Bank is the first in Singapore to collaborate with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) to enable customers

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Mambu: Financial Literacy Still a Sticking Point Among Singaporeans

A recent study of 2,000 global consumers by Mambu, a banking and financial services platform, revealed that both banked and

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eKYC Firm Jumio Posts Record Quarter With 150% Growth in the Past Year

Jumio, a provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, announced that both its sales and revenue grew over

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Insurtech Zensung Partners ERGO and Munich Re to Roll Out Its Green Insurance Policy

Singapore-based insurtech firm Zensung announced a partnership with insurance firms ERGO and Munich Re to launch green insurance policy ‘Parrot

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Grab Deepens Partnership With Payments Firm Adyen to Expand Its BNPL Offering

Grab has deepened its partnership with payments platform Adyen by enabling more merchants, starting in Singapore and Malaysia, to offer

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Thunes Acquires Paris-Based Limonetik to Expand Its Cross-Border Payments Platform

Cross-border payments firm Thunes has announced the acquisition of its European counterpart Limonetik which is one of the earliest developers of

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How Will PayPal and Citi Fare in Australia’s Crowded BNPL Space?

Competition is heating up in Australia’s buy now, pay later (BNPL) market as US digital payments giant PayPal and incumbent

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Kyrgyzstan Wakes up to Fintech Potential

Kyrgyzstan’s nascent fintech is getting a boost as the government begins setting the foundations for further development, launching reform plans

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10 Major Wealthtech Players in India

The wealthtech sector in India has been experiencing robust growth, thanks to the growing digital adoption and increasing investor interest

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Top 10 Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Players in India

The global pandemic brought about a fundamental shift in the way consumers interact with businesses. As lockdowns and movement restrictions

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

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

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

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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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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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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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