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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 118 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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Singapore’s Week-Long Fintech Festival to Feature Over 40 Global Satellite Events

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced that more than 40 global satellite events will take place across the world as part of the Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH)

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Study: APAC Financial Institutions Embrace AI/ML

In Asia Pacific (APAC), adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in financial markets is accelerating. Though organizations in the Americas still lead in terms of AI/ML maturity and investment levels, those in APAC follow closely behind, according

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Fintech Sees Strong Growth in South East Asia as COVID-19 Skyrockets Digital Adoption

Despite COVID-19 headwinds, Southeast Asia’s digital economy has remained strong and resilient, adding 40 million people into the online space this year. Owing to the surge in digital adoption by customers and businesses, usage of digital financial services has jumped

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Sephora Singapore Ropes in Atome to Offer Buy Now, Pay Later Payments

French beauty retail giant Sephora Singapore has partnered with Atome, a buy now, pay later service, to offer customers flexible payment options across its e-commerce website, mobile app as well as physical stores in Singapore. Atome launched its service in

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ICBC (Macau) Picks Huawei All-Flash Storage to Support Online Banking Boom

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, contactless payments have soared and digital banking adoption has increased dramatically. In Q1 2020, MasterCard recorded more than 40% growth in contactless transactions globally. In the US, which has traditionally lagged other countries in digital

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