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DBS Report Looks at Digital Assets’ Buoyant 2021 First Quarter

Digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), are having an exciting year 2021, with

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New Fintech Podcasts and Webinar Series to Follow in 2021

Podcasts and webinars have been around for decades but it’s only in the last few years that they became big

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Julius Baer Rolls Out Digital Advisory Platform for Regtech Compliance in Asia

Julius Baer has rolled out its Digital Advisory Suite (DiAS) in Asia that aims to simplify the complexity of regulations for

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Insurtech Firm 360F Appoints Former Temenos APAC MD

Singapore-based insurtech 360F announced that it has appointed Martin Frick as a member of its advisory board, where he will

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Hoolah Selects Perx for Personalised, Gamification-Based BNPL Platform

Perx Technologies, a SaaS lifestyle marketing platform provider, announced its partnership with Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform hoolah to

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Robo Advisors in Singapore: Which One is Right For You?

Robo advisors in Singapore are seeing rapid growth. Robo advisors first emerged in 2008 as a result of the financial

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Standard Chartered Rolls Out Financial Planning Tool With BetterTradeOff

Standard Chartered Bank announced the launch of its online financial planning solution named SC Goals Planner that was developed in

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DBS Rolls Out AI-Powered Digital Investment Advisory Feature

All DBS/POSB retail customers can now access a new feature on DBS’ AI-powered financial and retirement planning tool NAV Planner,

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ZA Tech Opens New Asia Fintech Center In Singapore

ZA Tech Global Limited (“ZA Tech”), the technology venture founded by ZA International and backed by Softbank’s Vision Fund 1,

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SPAC Frenzy Takes Hold of Asia

After explosive growth in the US, the craze surrounding special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, is now heading to Asia.

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Top 10 Fintech Funding Mega Rounds in Asia Pacific in 2021 so Far

Fintech funding significantly picked up this year and is estimated to have reached US$15 billion in Q1’21, data from CB

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GoBear Finds Buyer in Australian Based Financial Marketplace Finder

Finder, a fintech firm company founded in Australia in 2006, has acquired the GoBear brand as it accelerates its global

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BizBank Launches Its Corporate Expense Card in Singapore

Atlantis, a Singapore-based fintech company has announced the launch of its digital platform for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) –

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CurrencyFair and Assembly Payments to Merge After Investment from Standard Chartered

CurrencyFair, a global cross-border payments platform and Assembly Payments, whose platform automates complex payment workflows, today announced their merger as

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Meet the 5 Startups Selected for Visa’s Accelerator Program

Visa announced today that they have selected five startups to be part of their first Visa Accelerator Program in Asia

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Bad Bots Keep Their Eyes on the Money

If you could look like a million people, what kinds of crimes could you commit? Today’s fraudsters have access to

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Singapore-Based Neobank StashFin Raises US$ 40 Million in Series B Extension

StashFin, a Singapore-based neo-banking startup, announced the successful completion of the extension of its Series B equity financing of US$

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State of Open Banking 2021: Indonesia

In this current era of digitalization and personalization, the concept of Open Banking has been rapidly disclosed among experts, and

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NUS Offers Singapore’s First Masters and PhD Programmes in Fintech

The National University of Singapore (NUS) will offer two new graduate programmes in fintech in the new academic year, to

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Atome Financial Acquires Indonesian Financing Firm

Atome Financial, the parent company of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm Atome, has completed its acquisition of local financing

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Enhancing Remote Working and Cybersecurity a Top Priority of Asia Pacific

Across Asia-Pacific (APAC), firms are ramping up their digital transformation efforts, focusing primarily on adopting cloud computing, improving cybersecurity and

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Wealthtech Endowus Raises S$23 Million to Fuel Its Expansion Plans in Asia

Singapore-based digital wealth advisor Endowus announced that it has completed a S$23 million first close of its Series A funding

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In APAC, Southeast Asia Consumers are Most Receptive to Challenger Banks

Two out of three banking customers in Asia Pacific (APAC) are either relatively open or inclined to consider fintechs and

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BNPL Platform Fundiin Secures Funding for Vietnamese Market Expansion

Fundiin, a Vietnamese Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform, has raised an undisclosed sum during its venture funding round led

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STACS Teams up With Bluecell for Blockchain-Powered Green Loans

Bluecell and Hashstacs (STACS) announced a new collaboration to offer green and sustainability-linked loans though GreenSTACS, which runs on top

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Digibank Solution Provider Meniga Partners Visa to Accelerate Its APAC Expansion

Digital banking solution provider Meniga has announced a new partnership with Visa to accelerate its expansion within the Asia Pacific region.

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CGS-CIMB Securities Launches Digital Investment Service for Singapore’s Millennials

CGS-CIMB Securities International, an integrated financial service provider in Asia, has launched a digital investment service in Singapore called ProsperUs.

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Bangkok Bank Unveils Cross-Border QR Payments Between Thailand and Vietnam

Bangkok Bank has unveiled cross-border QR payments between Thailand and Vietnam with the cooperation of the Bank of Thailand (BOT)

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Fintech Funding for APAC in 2021 Predicted to Be Favourable

Fintech companies in Asia-Pacific (APAC) raised US$3.14 billion across 113 deals in Q4’20 (excluding capital raised by Grab and GoJek),

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Singapore-Based Blockchain Firm #dltledgers Raises US$ 7 Million, Switches to R3’s Corda

#dltledgers, a Singaporean blockchain platform for cross-border trade, trade finance, and supply chain digitisation, has raised US$ 7 million during

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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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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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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 Philippines Fintech Report 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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