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Vietnamese E-Wallet Smart Pay Strengthens Security with Level 2 PCI-DSS

On the 27th September 2019 SmartPay is officially qualified for Level 2 of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) by Crossbow Labs. Since its launch, SmartPay has committed to maintaining rigorous data security standards to ensure that their

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Millennials to Hold 5 Times More Wealth in 2030 — Banks Are Struggling to Attract Them

The market for investing is changing rapidly and incumbents are struggling to satisfy the needs and expectations of younger generations of investors, according to a report by tech market intelligence firm CB Insights. By 2030, Millennials are expected to hold

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TransferWise Rules out Digital Banking License, Rolls Out Multi Currency Card Instead

UK-Based money transfer service TransferWise has confirmed that it will not be pursuing a digital banking license in Singapore. Venkatesth Saha, Head of Asia Pacific and Middle East expansion said in an interview (paywall) that they only have one focus

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Southeast Asia’s Booming Internet Economy to Boost Fintech Growth

Southeast Asia’s Internet economy is booming, driven by the ubiquity of mobile phones, rising Internet penetration and a growing middle class, according to a new report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company. In the e-Conomy SEA Report 2019, released

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Singapore Ranks First in Global Cities’ AI Readiness and Smart City Effort

Two recent studies have found Singapore to be the world’s most prepared city for the age of artificial intelligence (AI), and the global leader in terms of smart city effort. The first research, conducted by the Oliver Wyman Forum, ranks

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10 Hotels In Singapore To Stay While Attending A Fintech Conference Or Convention

Singapore, a global transportation, commerce and financial hub, is a dynamic business events destination that hosts some of the world’s largest conventions and business events. Consistently, the city state has been ranked as one for the top meetings, incentives, conferences

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Singapore Fintech Festival 2019: What To Do and See

The annual Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF), the world’s largest fintech gathering, is coming back in November for a week-long event that’s set to bring to together tens of thousands of participants representing top global financial institutions, fintech unicorns, policy makers,

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Traveltech Startup Upgrade Pack Hires Ex-Expedia Veteran as it Expands into APAC

Travel technology scaleup Upgrade Pack has expanded its flight and hotel upgrade business into Asia Pacific with the opening of a Singapore office. As part of the company’s growth, Upgrade Pack has appointed ex-Google and Expedia executive Toby Berger as

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Mobile Money: How Singapore Compares to the Rest of the World

Mobile money has changed the face of finance since the concept was pioneered in Kenya nearly 20 years ago. We can broadly define mobile money as any monetary value stored on a mobile device, be it a feature phone or

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What to Expect From Hong Kong Fintech Week 2019 — Asia’s Global Fintech Event

One of Asia’s largest fintech events the Hong Kong Fintech Week is returning from November 4 to 8. This year’s program will cover key themes including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, fintech in China, Greater Bay Area collaboration, and virtual banking. It

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