Posts From Fintechnews Singapore

Hong Kong’s Top 11 Fintech Influencers

With financial services accounting for 16% of its GDP and employing 236,000 people, or 6% of total employment in Hong Kong, it comes with little surprise that the region has made fintech one of its top priorities. Hong Kong, one

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Fintech Regulation in Asia: How Singapore, HK, Korea, Japan, China, India Are Doing it

In 2015, Asia’s fintech startups attracted US$4.5 billion in venture capital funding through 130 deals, making the region the second biggest player in terms of venture capital following North America with US$7.7 billion through 378 deals. According to a report

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Is Returning Asian Talent Key to the Budding South-east Asian Economy?

South-east Asia’s rapid economic progression is bringing it further up the ladder in the global race to capitalist success, and with this boom in local potential comes a new drive for white-collared talent. There is now an ever-expanding number of

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CoAssets – First Crowdfunding & Peer-to-peer Lending Company IPO in Australia

Homegrown crowdfunding platform CoAssests has announced that it has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Ltd  today under the ASX code “CA8” after successfully raising S$6.72 million under its Public Offer at an issue price of S$0.41 per share. This builds upon an

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A Profile of Smartphone Users in the Philippines

Smartphones have changed the way Filipinos communicate. There’s no doubt that communication technologies are making Filipinos more social, making sure they stay connected with their circle. In fact, the Philippines has been called the text-messaging capital of the world. With

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Startup of The Month: Financial Markets Monitoring With Call Levels

Call Levels, a Singaporean fintech startup providing a cloud-based market monitoring and price alerts app, continues to see “exponential growth” as the company seeks to make financial services accessible to everyone and allow average investors to get accurate information and

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A Look At The Asians Leading E-Payment Platforms

Southeast Asia continues to be a largely cash-in-hand economy, with 264 million unbanked adults across the region, concentrated largely in developing countries, such as Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Given the region’s huge potential for growth in financial inclusion and

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New Fintech Startup for the Philippines: Launch of Leverage.ph – Loans, Investments and Financial Strategies For Small Businesses

MicroGroup Lending Corporation, a leading lending institution, has embarked on a joint venture with Incubix Technologies in order to provide Leverage.ph that is set to improve the financing industry for small businesses. MicroGroup will provide financial expertise and insights for

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Bank of The Philippines Islands Teams Up with Gemalto, Banking And Transport In One Prepaid Card

Gemalto, a digital security provider, is supplying the Bank of the Philippines Islands  with EMV prepaid banking and transport cards that support beep, a contactless ticketing system for Manila Metro. BPI is one of the leading banks in the Philippines, and the

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