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Traveloka Plans to Launch BNPL Services in Thailand and Vietnam

South East Asian online travel startup Traveloka announced plans to launch buy now, pay later services in Thailand and Vietnam to its 40 million active monthly users. Traveloka’s president said in an interview to Reuters that the startup had recently partnered

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Platform: The Strongest Foundation for Faster Digital Transformation in Banking

The last year has brought many changes, including the large and rapid shift towards digital which has also seen banks accelerate their transition to the cloud. This shift has been a good thing, as the cloud has many benefits –

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Digital Banking in Asia Sees Prime Time

Digital banks are proliferating in Asia on the back of favorable regulatory changes, market liberalization pushes by governments, and enhanced digital penetration by consumers. In Singapore’s digital banking race, the Monetary Authority of Singapore granted 4 digital banking licenses with

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6 Key Players in Asia’s Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Battleground

‘Buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) adoption is set to grow exponentially in the coming years with Asia Pacific (APAC) being the key driver. A study by Coherent Market Insights estimates that the global BNPL was valued at US$7.3 billion in 2019,

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Grab Creates 350 Jobs to Bolster Its Financial Services in South East Asia

As part of its regional hiring efforts, Grab expects to create around 350 new jobs in Singapore this year to support its growth plans. These include the expansion of products and services to support the digitalisation of micro SMEs, the

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Banks Need to Step Up as Fraudsters Target Surge in Digital Adoption by First Time Users

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations and individuals to embrace new practices and move to online channels, bringing with it a significant increase in fraudulent activities. Affirming this situation, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky recorded a 20% increase in the share of

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PwC Singapore Teams Up with NetGuardians to Help Banks Fight Fraud

Swiss fintech NetGuardians, known for its AI-based, enterprise risk platform for combating banking fraud, announced a partnership with PwC Singapore to help banks fight fraud. With this partnership, banks in Singapore will have access to NetGuardians’ solution along with PwC

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Episode Six Announces Additional $30 Million in Funding

Episode Six, the global provider of modern payment processing and banking infrastructure, today announced that it has secured an additional $30 million of investment, bringing its total capital raised to $40 million. This additional funding comes nine months after the

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Singtel Enables True Business Continuity for Singapore’s Workforce as They Continue to Work-From-Home

While the world continues to contend with COVID-19, with various countries now taking extreme lockdown measures, there is no doubt that many businesses have to maintain their work-from-home mandates. Critical economic sectors like banking, financial institutions, and digital financing platforms

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Fenergo Bolsters APAC Presence With New Head of Sales for Asia

Fenergo, provider of digital transformation, customer journey and client lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, announced the appointment of Gary Brookes as its Head of Sales in Asia. In his new role, Brookes will spearhead growth and execute Fenergo’s cloud strategy across

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