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Experian and Standard Chartered to Bolster Credit Decisioning With Machine Learning

Experian, a consumer financial data service provider, has partnered with Standard Chartered to drive financial access across key markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East by leveraging the “latest technology innovation” in credit decisioning. Without enough credit bureau data

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Booming Adoption of Digital Payments Bring New Security Risks

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of digital payments has been on the rise over the past couple of the years but COVID-19 has significantly accelerated consumers’ shift towards digital commerce with no signs of turning back. This rapidly evolving payment

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Singapore’s Thunes Appoints New COO Following US$60 Million Funding Round

Thunes, a Singaporean cross-border payments network, announced that Tamer El-Emary has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. This is a new, strategic role at the company, and the appointment follows a recent financing round raising US$60 million, which sees Thunes

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Singapore’s STACS Co-Develops Blockchain Platform with Swiss Private Bank, EFG

Hashstacs (also known as STACS), a Singaporean fintech company focusing on blockchain solutions, announced its partnership with Swiss EFG Bank (EFG) to co-develop a blockchain platform that will enhance and simplify the processes of structured products. Dubbed “Project Nathan –

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SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Launches Fintech and COVID-19 Recovery Acceleration Program

SAP SE today kicked off the SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Fall 2020 acceleration program focused on COVID-19 recovery, Fintech and spend management. The selected business-to-business startups will help SAP’s customers extend the value of their investments in SAP Concur solutions for travel and expense

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BondEvalue Gets the Green Light From MAS for Blockchain-Based Bond Exchange

Singapore-based fintech BondEvalue has been approved as a Recognised Market Operator (RMO) by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). It operates BondbloX Bond Exchange (BBX), a blockchain-based bond exchange that aims to bring trading of a wide range of fixed-income

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DBS Advocates for Women Technologists With Its First-Ever Virtual Career Fair

DBS announced that it will be hosting its inaugural women-focused virtual career fair for technologists in October to fill over 50 technology jobs in Singapore. This comes as the bank seeks to grow its pipeline of female technology talent, and

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Razorpay Latest to Achieve Unicorn Status in Asia With US$100 Million Funding Led by Sequoia, GIC

Indian payment gateway provider Razorpay secured US$100 million in Series D financing, simultaneously achieving the major milestone of becoming the newest unicorn in India. With this round, Razorpay welcomes their latest partner GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund to its investor

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Breaking Down Marketplace Borders

Anders la Cour, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banking Circle explains how Banking Circle Marketplaces empowers global trade by helping PSPs that support marketplace merchants to access fast, affordable cross border payments. When a new business launches, payments are

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Standard Chartered Enlists Moneythor for Its New Data-Driven Money Management Tool

Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore has partnered Moneythor, a digital banking software provider, to launch its new data-driven SC Money Manager tool. SC Money Manager aims to help customers better manage their finances by providing a suite of personalised features

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