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MAS Cautions Against Investments in Cryptocurrencies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore advises the public to act with extreme caution and understand the significant risks they take on if they choose to invest in cryptocurrencies. MAS is concerned that members of the public may be attracted to

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Fintech Influencers Malaysia: 14 Names You Should Know

Following our previous article highlighting 12 of the hottest fintech startups in Malaysia, we thought it’d be appropriate to come up with a “Fintech Influencers Malaysia” list to highlight some of the movers and shakers within the fintech space in

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Ascend Money Announces 50,000 Agent Networks Across Southeast Asia

Ascend Money, a Southeast Asian fintech business under Thailand’s Ascend Group, has reached 50,000 agents—local franchises and networks such as convenience stores, pharmacies, street vendors, and cafes, that conduct financial services for customers—across Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the

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Singapore’s P2P Lending Platforms and Industry: an Overview

Southeast Asia’s alternative lending space, although relatively small when compared with the likes of the UK, the US, or China, has witnessed significant growth in recent years, led predominantly by increased activity Singapore. Alternative lending refers to financial channels and instruments

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Grab launches in Cambodia with Ministry of Public Works and Transport

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation platform, has launched in Phnom Penh today and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia (MPWT) to support the Kingdom’s infrastructure development. Grab provides safe

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Top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the Week (CW 50)

Fintechnews.PH picks every Friday for you the top 5 Fintech Philippines News of the week: Here we go:   Coins.ph Contemplates Rolling out SegWit Support and Enabling Bitcoin Cash Transactions All Bitcoin service providers struggle with the world’s leading cryptocurrency

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Send Money Anytime, In No Time – Azimo Launches Cash Pick-Up In The Philippines Around The Clock

Azimo, a money transfer service, shakes up remittances to the Filipino market with 24/7 money transfers. In a huge step forward for Azimo’s Filipino customer base, the rapid service ensures that money sent from any of their 22 European send

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Fintech Investment Platform Fundnel Teams up with Thirdrock

Fintech investment platform Fundnel has partnered with investment advisory and wealth management group Thirdrock to help mid-stage, high-growth companies (typically Series B onwards) obtain funding in a more timely and cost-efficient manner. The partnership will meld Fundnel’s deal assessment technology

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Bank Negara Malaysia Seeks Public Feedback on Cryptocurrency Regulation

The rapid development and adoption of cryptocurrencies have driven regulators from around the globe to adopt various approaches and regulatory measures and Malaysia is no exception. Following the announcement by Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim in late

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Private Equity Company Finstar enters APAC with USD150mm Fintech Commitment

International private equity firm Finstar announces its commitment to strengthen the Group’s position in the Asia- Pacific Region, adding to its fintech portfolio in line with its five-year plan to invest US$150 million in the financial technology space. As a

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