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India’s Fintech Industry Growing Strong Despite COVID-19

Home to more than 2,100 fintech companies, India is one of the world’s largest fintech markets, after the US, China

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Global Processing Services Secures Strategic Investment From Visa for Global Expansion

Payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS) has secured an investment from strategic partner, Visa. Backed by UK growth private

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Silent Eight Raises Total of US$15 Million in Latest Fund Raising Round

Silent Eight, Singaporean regtech startup leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), completed a new round of early-stage funding bringing the company’s total

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Insurtech Bolttech Expands Its Footprint to South Korea With LG U+

bolttech, an insurtech company that is a part of the Pacific Century Group, announced its expansion into South Korea through

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Facebook’s Libra Hires Former HSBC Exec Ian Jenkins to Double as Both CFO and CRO

The Libra Association, an independent member organization developing a blockchain-based payment system, appointed Ian Jenkins as the Chief Financial Officer

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Open Banking, A Bigger Disruption Force to Incumbents Than Digital Banks: DBS

In Singapore, open banking developments may be a bigger disruption to traditional banks than digital banks, says DBS. The addressable

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Experian and Standard Chartered to Bolster Credit Decisioning With Machine Learning

Experian, a consumer financial data service provider, has partnered with Standard Chartered to drive financial access across key markets in

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Booming Adoption of Digital Payments Bring New Security Risks

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of digital payments has been on the rise over the past couple of the years

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Singapore’s Thunes Appoints New COO Following US$60 Million Funding Round

Thunes, a Singaporean cross-border payments network, announced that Tamer El-Emary has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. This is a

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Singapore’s STACS Co-Develops Blockchain Platform with Swiss Private Bank, EFG

Hashstacs (also known as STACS), a Singaporean fintech company focusing on blockchain solutions, announced its partnership with Swiss EFG Bank

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SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Launches Fintech and COVID-19 Recovery Acceleration Program

SAP SE today kicked off the SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Fall 2020 acceleration program focused on COVID-19 recovery, Fintech and spend management. The selected

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BondEvalue Gets the Green Light From MAS for Blockchain-Based Bond Exchange

Singapore-based fintech BondEvalue has been approved as a Recognised Market Operator (RMO) by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). It

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DBS Advocates for Women Technologists With Its First-Ever Virtual Career Fair

DBS announced that it will be hosting its inaugural women-focused virtual career fair for technologists in October to fill over

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Razorpay Latest to Achieve Unicorn Status in Asia With US$100 Million Funding Led by Sequoia, GIC

Indian payment gateway provider Razorpay secured US$100 million in Series D financing, simultaneously achieving the major milestone of becoming the

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Breaking Down Marketplace Borders

Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle explains how Banking Circle Marketplaces empowers global trade by

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Standard Chartered Enlists Moneythor for Its New Data-Driven Money Management Tool

Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore has partnered Moneythor, a digital banking software provider, to launch its new data-driven SC Money

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DBS and SC Led Industry Workgroup to Develop Blockchain-Powered Trade Finance Registry

DBS and Standard Chartered jointly led a workgroup of 12 other banks to create and conduct a digital Trade Finance

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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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Visa Extends Stripe Connect Partnership to B2B Payments

Visa has teamed up with Stripe, a fintech company focusing on online payment processing, for the acceptance of B2B payments

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Sygnum Group and SBI Group Launch Early-Stage Fund to Back Digital Asset Startups

Switzerland-based digital asset bank Sygnum Group and SBI Group, a Japan based financial conglomerate, have entered into a partnership to

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Validus Makes Waves as First Fintech in Singapore’s Enterprise Financing Scheme

Validus, peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for SMEs, is Singapore’s first fintech to be approved as a Participating Financial Institution (PFI)

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A Singaporean Corporate Services Startup Raises US$3 Million in Seed Funding

Lanturn, a Singapore based corporate services startup, announced that it has successfully raised US$3 million in seed funding. The funding

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APAC’s Financial Industry Sees Surge in New Account Creation Fraud

In H1 2020, new account creations saw the highest rate of attack across all transaction types within financial services, according

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Singaporean Regtech Tookitaki Among G20 TechSprint Winners

Singaporean regtech firm Tookitaki won in the monitoring and surveillance category for their “Crypto-currency AML Typology Repository Management” solution at

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Payments Processor GPS Adds Trio to C-Level Team

Payments issuer processor, Global Processing Services (GPS), announced its appointment of three C-level executives: Richard Hodgson as Chief Financial Officer,

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Currencycloud Partners in Singapore with Ant Financial-Backed Payment Startup

Wallex, a Singaporean cross border payments startup backed by Ant Financial, has expanded its partnership with Currencycloud, a global payments

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Irish Biometrics and Identity Software Company Hires for New Singapore Office

Daon announced the appointment of Trilochan Sehgal as Regional Vice President, South East Asia, and the opening of a new

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Revolut Singapore Ties up With Insurtech to Offer Lifestyle-Based Insurance

Revolut and SNACK by NTUC Income, an insurance cooperative in Singapore, announced a partnership to incorporate lifestyle-based insurance offerings. SNACK,

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APAC Leads the Way on Central Bank Digital Currencies

The global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly pushed many businesses into a digital world. Central banks are

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Competition Heats up in Australia’s Neobanks, Digital Banks Market

Since 2019, a wave of digital banks have arrived in Australia on a back of favorable legislation changes which took

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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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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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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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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 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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