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Vietnam’s Sendo Completes Financing Round of US$ 61 Million

Sendo, Vietnam’s leading C2C e-commerce marketplace, has announced that it has successfully secured an investment of USD 61 million in its Series C financing round, which represents the largest for the Company to date. Sendo had previously raised a USD

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With 70% Unbanked Population, Myanmar Bets on Fintech to Improve Financial Inclusion

Despite the Myanmar government’s push to expand access to financial services, the country still trails far behind the rest of Asia in rates of participation in formal financial services, financial literacy, savings rates and the use of digital financial services,

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RCBC Adopts Philippines’ National QR Code Standard For Interoperable Payment System

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) announced that it has adopted the national QR (quick-response) code standard that would simplify and facilitate interoperable payment transactions. “This is another milestone in further promoting the government’s National Retail Payment System in accelerating interoperability

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After Hong Kong, Ant Financial is Now Eyeing Digital Banking License in Singapore

Fresh off securing digital banking license in Hong Kong, Ant Financial confirms that they are actively looking into pursuing digital banking license in Singapore. Previously, Ping An’s One Connect and AMTD Group have also voiced similar ambitions, making this the

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How Philippines’ UnionBank is Reinventing Themselves for a Digital World

UnionBank of the Philippines has been stealing headlines for quite a bit recently with various tech-related announcements. There a lot of bright spots in the Philippines fintech ecosystem even though they are not as heavily reported on as some of

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Ripple Partners SBI Remit to Launch Blockchain Remittance Between Japan and Vietnam

SBI Ripple Asia Co., Ltd. and SBI Remit Co., Ltd., an international money transfer service business operator announced that the companies have started the first Japan-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency utilizing DLT, with a Vietnamese bank, Tien Phong

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NETS CEO Jeffrey Goh Steps Down

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) announced today that Group Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Goh will be stepping down from his position and all other appointments within the NETS Group of companies, effective November 22, 2019. Mr Goh will be pursuing

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7 Key Announcements from Singapore Fintech Festival 2019 (Day 3)

Wednesday marked the third day of the annual Singapore Fintech Festival, the world’s largest fintech gathering taking place this week at Singapore EXPO. This year, Singapore Fintech Festival put a major focus on sustainability and green finance, an area where

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TransferWise Wants to Give Away its $150,000 Prize Money to Singaporeans

Fresh off being crowned 1st place at Singapore Fintech Festival’s Fintech Awards under the global category, TransferWise announced today it will give away that money to Singaporean individuals and small businesses hit by hidden bank fees at home and abroad. According

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MAS and BIS to Jointly Launch Innovation Hub in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today launched the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore. This is the BIS’s first expansion of its global footprint in 17 years. The BIS Innovation Hub will

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