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Hong Kong Virtual Banking Webinar

This is especially true in the South East Asian region with Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia each at different stages of creating regulation for virtual banks. With several of the virtual banks having already launched in Hong Kong, what happens

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In Southeast Asia’s Virtual Banking Race, Incumbents Might Have An Early-Mover Advantage

In Southeast Asia, the imminent entrance of virtual banks is set to shake up the banking industry. But despite the potential disruption these are expected to bring, incumbent banks have a lead in the digital banking race, according to a

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Philippines’ Lawmaker Pushes for Virtual Banking Regulation

Albay Representative Joey Salceda on Monday filed a measure providing a regulatory framework for virtual banking to boost the financial inclusion thrust pursued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Salceda, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, filed

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Who Will Be the Ultimate Winner of Asia Pacific’s Virtual Banking Race?

Ever since Hong Kong issued 8 virtual banking licenses earlier this year, regulators around Asia are clamoring to come up with their own framework to facilitate this new breed of banks. While Hong Kong has reinvigorated Asia’s interest in virtual

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Is OCBC Teaming Up with Singtel to Apply for a Virtual Banking License?

Singapore’s second largest bank OCBC and largest mobile network operator Singtel may be joining forces to apply for a virtual banking license, according to a Bloomberg report. In June 2019, Singapore announced that they will be issuing 5 virtual banking

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Monetary Authority of Singapore to Issue up to 5 Virtual Banking Licenses

Speaking at the 46th Annual Dinner of the Association of Banks, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam who is also the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore announced that they will be issuing up to 5 virtual banking licenses. This announcement

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Singapore PM Confirms That Central Bank is “Seriously Studying” Virtual Banking License

Singapore has already expressed their interest issuing virtual banking licenses, which could potentially admit fintech firms without a traditional bank branch at its core. Now, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has confirmed that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

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Singapore is Now Considering Virtual Banking Licenses Too—Here’s Why

The now famous Hong Kong virtual banking licenses have been a bit of a mixed bag for the region, but nevertheless, it’s gotten a lot of attention. To date, four licensees will be ready to go to market before the year

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World’s First Full-Featured Virtual Banking Assistant On Facebook Messenger?

ATB Financial officially launches a virtual banking assistant to the company’s nearly 700,000 personal banking customers, working with FinTech Finn.ai to make access to secure, day-to-day personal banking as easy as initiating a conversation in Facebook Messenger. “At ATB we’re

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LINE Launches “Social Banking” Platform with Thailand’s KASIKORNBANK

Social media platform and messaging app LINE has launched LINE BK which is powered by KASIKORNBANK, for the first “social banking” platform in Thailand. LINE’s push into financial services in Thailand is far from its first, in Taiwan, LINE was

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