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Hg Exchange Brings KILDE on Board as Its Fourth Member Firm

KILDE, a Singaporean alternative investment platform licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore will join Hg Exchange (HGX) as its fourth member firm. HGX is a member-driven exchange to support the issuance and trading of private company shares, including security

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KASIKORNBANK’s Tech Arm Launches DeFi Incubator, NFT Marketplace

KASIKORN Business-Technology Group (KBTG), KASIKORNBANK’s technology arm, has launched a venture builder and incubator for decentralised finance (DeFi) startups dubbed as KASIKORN X (KX). KX’s business operations will be independent of KASIKORNBANK and KBTG. The entity has previously spun off

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Coinhako Launches Crypto Trading Platform for Institutions, High Net Worth Individuals

Singapore-headquartered cryptocurrency trading platform Coinhako, has launched a digital assets platform for High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and institutions dubbed as ‘Coinhako Privé’. Privé members will need to qualify as accredited investors and have a minimum of SGD 300,000 in

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Leverage Third-Party Data to Prevent Fraud and Decrease Defaults

In areas where a majority of applicants lack traditional credit scores, fintech companies typically base their lending decisions on information they collect directly from the applicants. Fintech firms find this challenging as the data is frequently insufficient for preventing fraud

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Indonesia Fintech Report and Map 2020

Indonesia has the world’s 16th largest economy and is the world’s fourth most populous country with 274 million people, out of these 84% below the age of 54. With Internet penetration standing at 67% and financial inclusion remaining a key

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Southeast Asia Fintech Opportunity Pushes Startup Valuations Further Up

Southeast Asia’s large population of unbanked and growing Internet penetration make it a hotbed for fintech innovation and an attractive market for e-wallets and neobanks. Despite currently lagging behind more developed markets like Australia, the US and the UK, the

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UOB Launches Financing Platform to Drive Energy Efficiency for Buildings, Home Owners

UOB has launched U-Energy, an integrated financing platform to drive the development and adoption of energy efficiency projects for buildings and homes across four markets, starting in Singapore. The bank said that this first of its kind financing platform will

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Nicolas Mas Joins Zenika as the New CTO for APAC

Software development company Zenika announced that Nicolas Mas has joined the executive team as Chief Technology Officer in Singapore to support its next phase of growth in the Asia Pacific region. Nicolas will be responsible for handling all technical aspects

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Mastercard, Grab to Provide Digital Upskilling for Millions of Informal Workers and SMEs

Mastercard and Southeast Asian superapp Grab announced a regional partnership to provide millions of informal workers and small businesses on the latter’s platform access to digital upskilling opportunities This push to advance digital and financial inclusion in the region aims

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Flex’s Advanced Spend Controls & Automated Accounting Help Save Time and Costs

Managing a business involves a whole host of administrative duties. For a small and medium enterprise (SME) owner with a small team, this means wearing multiple hats: marketing the business, managing manpower, paying for rent. Expenses are varied and there

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