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Shopee and Visa Inks Five-Year Partnership to Boost the Digital Economy

Shopee, e-commerce platform, and Visa announced a five-year regional strategic partnership intended to encourage greater participation in South East Asia’s digital economy. They added that this partnership is part of Shopee’s mission to better the lives of individuals and businesses

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Highlights from CREALOGIX’s Open Innovation Day 2020

CREALOGIX‘s online event Open Innovation Day 2020 had over 700 people registering from 40 different countries as the topic of innovation in digital banking is a high priority across the globe. From the discussions, the sense of urgency came across

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MAS Directs Wirecard to Cease Payment Services in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it has directed Wirecard entities in Singapore (Wirecard SG) to cease their payment services in Singapore and to return all customers’ funds by 14 October 2020. MAS said that it has

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UOB Ties up With Visa’s New API to Simplify Digital Payments

United Overseas Bank (UOB) has teamed up with Visa to tap its new application programming interface (API), claiming to be the first bank in the world to do so. This partnership will enable customers to add their Visa credit and debit

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Connecting People With Finance: Empowering the Financial Industry in the Intelligent Mobile Era

In the intelligent mobile era, Huawei — with its vision, insights, solutions, ecosystems, and experts — is uniquely positioned to create new value. The global outbreak of COVID- 19 has disrupted the lives and businesses of countless people, and the

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PayNow Increases Default Limit for Ad-Hoc Transactions up to S$200,000

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) announced that all of the nine participating PayNow banks will allow ad-hoc transactions of at least S$5,000 or more. This will enable customers to use PayNow, an electronic fund transfer service, for a

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Redefining Finance for Good: Indonesia’s Largest Bank Reflects on the Future of Banking

COVID-19 has been an important catalyst for digital transformation across all industries. In banking, the pandemic has accelerated banks’ digitalization push and triggered a sharp rise in digital payments and digital banking usage. In partnership with Finastra, the Fintech News

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Open Banking, Data Protection Laws Bring in New Challenges for Digital Banks and Incumbents

Open banking, one of the hottest topics in financial services today, is bringing in new challenges and risks that both traditional financial institutions and fintech companies must address swiftly, said Frederik Mennes, director of product security at cybersecurity firm OneSpan.

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Southeast Asia Becomes Centre for Instant Cross-Border Payments Growth

Following in the footsteps of the European Union, ASEAN is moving towards having its very own Single European Payments Area (SEPA)-style payments network, making Southeast Asia a global focal point for cross-border real-time payments growth, according to a new report

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Razer Fintech Turns to Perx to Enhance Its Gamification Strategy

Razer Fintech, the financial arm of Razer Inc., has partnered with Singapore-based lifestyle marketing SaaS (Software as a Service) platform, Perx Technologies, to enhance its mobile-first customer engagement in the financial services industry. This partnership will purportedly enable Razer Fintech

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