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Which Fintech Firms Are Breaking Into Banking With Credit Cards?

One staple of the financial world in the whole of Asia has been the credit card. These handy cards allow people around the continent to access cash that they might not actually have in the bank. Once the money is

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Australia Begins Blockchain Trial With Singapore for Cross Border Trade

The Australian Border Force (ABF) begins a blockchain trial for cross border trade with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). This partnership is in line with the bilateral Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement. A trial was launched on 23 November with

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Meet the 20 Global Fintech Hackcelerator 2020 Finalists by MAS

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the 20 finalists for the 2020 Global FinTech Hackcelerator. The finalists will pitch their solutions at the Global FinTech Hackcelerator Demo Day at the Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation

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Cash-IN-Asia Raised S$5 Million in a Funding Round Led by DeClout Ventures

Digital lender IN Financial through its wholly-owned subsidiary Cash-IN-Asia, raised S$5 million in a funding round led by Singapore-based venture firm DeClout Ventures. IN Financial is a Singapore-based financing platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics for micro,

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Fintech Thailand Startup Map 2020 Showcases Growing Industry

Over the past years, the Thai fintech ecosystem has grown steadily, now boasting some 96 startups, according to Fintech News’ latest Fintech Thailand Startup Map draft. The map showcases the domestic fintech startup ecosystem which includes startups operating in payments

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GBG Hires Experian’s Ex-Managing Director to Lead its Asia Pacific Business

GBG, an identity data intelligence specialist, has announced the appointment of Dev Dhiman as its Managing Director of Asia Pacific (APAC). Dhiman joins GBG after 12 years at Experian, where he held various senior positions including most recently being Managing

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2020 Fintech Vietnam Report and Startup Map: Fintech Startups Tripled since 2017

Vietnam’s fintech startup landscape more than tripled in size between 2017 and 2020, growing from 44 startups in 2017 to now 123 startups, according to a new report produced by Fintech News Singapore. The Vietnam Fintech Report 2020 delves into

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Digibank Aspirant Selects Mambu for to Build its Digital Bank UNO in Philippines

DigiBankASIA, a Singapore-headquartered fintech currently building its digital bank dubbed as UNO, has selected cloud banking platform Mambu for its technology platform. The company has selected Philippines for UNO’s pilot launch and they said that they are currently working with

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EZ-Link Undergoes Rebranding, Unveils Refreshed Logo and E-Wallet App

EZ-Link, a contactless smart card used for the payment of public transportation fares in Singapore, has unveiled its enhanced mobile EZ-Link Wallet as part of its rebranding exercise. The enhancement was announced as a part of its new brand direction,

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Singapore Leads the Way As Stock Exchanges in Asia Pacific Are Embracing DLT

Across Asia Pacific, stock exchanges have accelerated the adoption of smart contract technology and DLT to optimize market workflows. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is looking to replace its Clearing House Electronic SubRegister System, or CHESS, with new DLT and

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