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Huawei Developer Conference: Brett King Talks Financial Inclusion, Banking 4.0, and More

At the 2020 Huawei Developer Conference held earlier this week, fintech influencer, best-selling author, and entrepreneur Brett King joined the finance tech.session to talk about the role of technology to improve financial inclusion and shared his views on how banking

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StanChart Partners With Snowdrop for Interactive Digital Banking Experience Using Google Maps

Standard Chartered Bank has launched Standard Chartered Places (SC Locate), a new banking enhancement that maps out where users spend their money.  Built in partnership with market leaders Google Maps Platform ​and Snowdrop Solutions, SC Locate will enable the bank’s

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Finance Needs to Be Redefined for Good to Serve One Billion of Asia’s Unbanked

As a catalyst for digitalization, COVID-19 will further help improve financial inclusion in emerging economies, according to Wissam Khoury, head of international at Finastra. Home to an unbanked population of about 1 billions, Asia has experienced a boom in fintech

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5 Key Highlights From Huawei’s Developer Conference

From September 10 to 12, 2020, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) held the annual Huawei Developer Conference. Themed HDC.Together, the event saw multiple announcements being made, including the launch of new products, as well as updates on the Huawei Mobile

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Gen Z Versus Millennials – Who Fared Better at Saving Money and Budgeting?

When it comes to saving habits, Singaporean Gen Zs (aged 18 – 23) are savvier than their millennial counterparts (aged 24 – 39), a survey by personal finance website SingSaver found. Conducted across August and September, the survey analysed 1,000

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IFC Acquires Stake in Collectius To Launch US$60M Investment Platform

Collectius, a credit management servicing company, will launch a US$60 million regional investment platform with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group who has also become a minority equity shareholder in the company. The platform is solely dedicated to

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Flywire Develops Digital Payment Platform for NTU Singapore’s International Students

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has partnered with vertical payments company Flywire to offer a fully integrated, digital payment platform for their international students. The payee can simply choose their preferred payment method either through bank transfer, credit card

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SWIFT Announces New Strategy to Enhance Its Processing Platform

SWIFT announced that over the next 2 years and beyond, it will continually enhance its payments and securities platform as part of a new strategy approved by its Board. The digital platform will use APIs and cloud technology to provide

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The First 25 Fintech Students Graduate from NUS Singapore

The pioneer batch of 25 students from the NUS-FinTechSG Programme, jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI) graduated. All of the Singaporean students in the pioneer batch received either full-time positions or traineeships with

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Thailand’s Central Bank Issues Government Bonds on Blockchain

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) launched a new platform to issue government savings bond using blockchain technology with its DLT Scripless Bond Project. It is said that fifty billion Baht (approximately US$1.6 billion) of government savings bonds have been sold

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