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Singapore Fintech Association Appoints Experian to Operate Its BNPL Bureau

Consumer financial data service provider Experian has been appointed as the bureau operator for Singapore’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Working Group by the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). Experian will facilitate creditworthiness checks for consumers with users’ credit information submitted

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Applications Are Now Open for the Singapore Blockchain Innovation Challenge 2022

The Singapore Blockchain Innovation Programme (SBIP) has announced the launch of the Singapore Blockchain Innovation Challenge 2022 hackathon. SBIP is an initiative funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and supported by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Enterprise Singapore (ESG),

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Indonesian VC East Ventures Launches Accelerator Programme for Laid-off Tech Talent

East Ventures, an Indonesia-focused venture capital firm, has launched its fourth edition of the PASTI BISA programme to aid those affected by recent layoffs in the tech ecosystem. The latest edition dubbed as Maju Terus Pantang Mundur (IDPB MTPM), which

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DBS Completes Intraday Repo Transaction on J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain-Based Network

DBS announced that it had become the first bank in Asia to complete an intraday repurchase transaction on J.P. Morgan’s blockchain based network, Onyx Digital Assets. The network supports instant settlements and maturity of the transactions within hours instead of the

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Vietnam’s VC Market Matures as Investments Reach Record Highs

2021 was a record year for venture capital (VC) investments in Vietnam, driven by a maturing technology startup ecosystem, an increasing number of later stage investments, and rising participation from both local and foreign investors eager to tap into Vietnam’s

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Here Are All The Licensed Crypto Services Providers in Singapore

On January 14, 2019, the Singapore Parliament passed its comprehensive Payment Services Act (PS Act), replacing the former Payment Systems Oversight Act and Money-Changing and Remittance Businesses Act to broaden the scope of regulated payment activities to include emerging trends

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UOB EVOL Cardholders Can Now Offset 100% Of Their Electricity Carbon Footprint

UOB EVOL cardholders will now be able to offset 100 percent or more of their household electricity carbon footprint for free when they charge SP Group’s (SP) utilities bills to their credit card. The bank will fund and contribute 2

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Singapore Dominates Nearly Half of All Fintech Funding in ASEAN

Results from the UOB study were shared in the latest Fintech in ASEAN report, an annual report by UOB, PwC Singapore and the Singapore Fintech Association, which looks at the state of fintech in Southeast Asia and venture capital (VC)

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Trust Bank Partners With Perx Technologies to Offer Over 120,000 Digital Coupons

Singapore’s digital bank Trust announced that it has formed a partnership with Perx Technologies, a SaaS lifestyle marketing platform provider to boost its customer engagement. Perx’s customer engagement platform uses gamification and behavioral science to create hyper-personalised interactions for meaningful

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NETS Rolls Out Prepaid Card With Daily Spending Limits of up to S$1000

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) has announced the launch of the NETS Prepaid Card, its first ‘smart’ stored-value card for retail and transit. There is no minimum age, income requirement, annual subscription fees or credit checks required for the purchase

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