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Simplifying Electronic Payments in Singapore

At Singapore’s recent National Day Rally, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted that while Singapore has the right ingredients to become, what has been dubbed, a ‘Smart Nation,’ there is still much to be done. PM Lee lamented that while

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Blockchain’s Legal Conundrums

R3’s director of research Antony Lewis believes banks using blockchain for data sharing require stronger privacy regulations and guidelines. As the author of the paper Blockchains and Laws, written in collaboration with Baker McKenzie, the Singapore-based Lewis said in his

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How are FinTech based enterprises bringing about a ‘Positive Disruption’ in Singapore?

FinTech, also known as Financial Technology, is a portmanteau of financial technology which englobes a better user interface for financial services and products. The concept of FinTech goes back to 1950 when conventional banking transactions were getting replaced by technological

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Grab launches the new GrabRewards, claims SEA’s largest loyalty programme

Grab announced the launch of its new expanded GrabRewards programme. By drawing more than 150 merchants into its ecosystem of rewards partners, Grab confirms its customer base’s appeal to merchants as one of the most popular apps in SEA. With 55

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Fintech In The Philippines: What The Banks Are Doing?

Fintech companies, which are playing an increasingly important role in the Philippines’ financial services landscape, are to complement the products and services offered by banks, opening up growth areas to lenders to expand market reach. At the BankTech Asia Manila

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Indonesia’s P2P Lending Regulations poised to encourage growth of local Fintech Providers

In December 2016, the Financial Services Authority (OJK) issued regulations on financial technology firms (Fintech) firms that run Peer-to-Peer(P2P) lending businesses. The regulations were issued in response to the rapid growth of Fintech start-ups in Indonesia, where the number of

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10 Indian Fintech Startups To Keep An Eye On

The fintech ecosystem in India has evolved significantly since its emergence. Fueled by initiatives from the government to boost innovation in financial services, the sector is expected to further grow in the years to come, according to a new report

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DBS and Xero launch new service for SMEs to instantly link their DBS bank accounts with Xero’s cloud accounting platform

DBS and Xero, a global cloud accounting platform, have launched an API-driven bank feed integration that will transform how mutual customers in Singapore manage their finances. This landmark collaboration allows small businesses to instantly connect their DBS business banking accounts

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FinTech: 90% Hype, 10% Revolution. And Why It’s Okay.

Buzz vs. Life Changing Innovations.  A systemic, a consumer and an innovator point of view. A couple of months ago, when I read Barclays’ CEO Jes Staley say “Fintech won’t challenge us” I couldn’t help but think of this other

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Key reasons for the popularity of CFDs

If you are in the Forex market you should be a person who is interested in learning. In the Forex market, being a market participant is definitely challenging because you should overcome the risks which come on your way. Why

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