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APAC Banks Race to Revitalise Their Digital Transformation Programmes

The second edition of the Fintech and Digital Banking 2025 in Asia Pacific report by IDC commissioned by Backbase, reveals that APAC banks are going back to the drawing board on their digital transformation programs. Digital banking fitness has been

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KPMG Singapore Appoints Anton Ruddenklau as Head of Financial Services

KPMG Singapore has named Anton Ruddenklau as its Head of Financial Services with immediate effect. He most recently served as Global Co-Leader of Fintech for KPMG International, and Partner and Head of Digital and Innovation for Financial Services in KPMG

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6 Startups From F10 Accelerator Ready for Market Launch Upon Graduation

Six startups from F10 Singapore’s first fintech accelerator cohort will be ready for market launch after graduating the programme. Two of those startups namely SynctacticAI and CoverGo will also undergo an accreditation programme by PwC Singapore to vet them for

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Finastra’s Research Reveals Shifting Priorities for Corporate Banks by 2025

Finastra, a financial services software and cloud solutions provider, revealed changing priorities for corporate banks in APAC and their customers over the next five years during its flagship virtual event Finastra Universe. Finastra’s research showed that corporate banks are moving

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MAS and ABS Urges Financial Institutions to Manage Emerging Risks of Remote Working

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) jointly issued a paper on managing new risks that could emerge from extensive remote working arrangements adopted by financial institutions (FIs) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Risk

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HSBC Shifts R3’s Corda Onto Google Cloud

HSBC announced that it has become the first financial institution to move software firm R3’s blockchain platform Corda Enterprise onto Google Cloud. HSBC said that the move will reduce client onboarding time from months to weeks, improving the client experience

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Australia Saw Over 100 New Fintechs in 2020 as The Sector Matures

Australia is home to 733 active fintech companies, up from 629 in September 2019, reveals KPMG’s Fintech Landscape 2020 map. This represents an increase of 104 companies that joined the sector between September 2019 and December 2020. The infographic, released

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Interest in Thai Insurtech Sector Picks up

Interest in Thailand’s insurtech sector is picking up, with companies in the space closing million dollar funding rounds, incumbents ramping up digital capabilities, and foreign companies entering the market. So far, 2021 has seen two Thai insurtech companies securing funding.

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How To Mitigate Risks In Owning Bitcoin?

After seeing gains of over 400% over the past year, Bitcoin currency has passed over $50,000 mark. It’s an incredible story for a coin that just four years ago was trading below $1,000. Recently the coin was named the best

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Traveloka Plans to Launch BNPL Services in Thailand and Vietnam

South East Asian online travel startup Traveloka announced plans to launch buy now, pay later services in Thailand and Vietnam to its 40 million active monthly users. Traveloka’s president said in an interview to Reuters that the startup had recently partnered

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