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StanChart Signs Deal With NTUC Enterprise to Set Up Its Digital Bank in Singapore

Standard Chartered announced that it has formed a digital banking joint venture with the social enterprise division of the National Trades Union Congress known as NTUC Enterprise. The SC Bank Solutions will be Standard Chartered’s second separately licensed digital bank

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Vietnamese Incumbents Tap Fintech Partnerships in Digital Banking Push

Vietnam’s young and digitally-savvy population, low rates of formal financial inclusion and high smartphone ownership and Internet penetration, make the country’s banking and financial services industry ride for disruption. Against this backdrop, incumbents are teaming up with fintech companies and

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Binance Ceases Singapore Offerings Following MAS’ Investor Alert

Singaporean crypto exchange platform Binance announced in a blog post that it will cease to offer certain product and service offerings several days after the Monetary Authority of Singapore added the company to its investor alert list. The company said

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Future-Proofing Against Compliance and Risk When Expanding Globally

Globalization Partners, a US-based compliant and automated global employment platform, found that companies that grow internationally without prioritising compliance are sure to run into problems according to its “7 Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Growing Globally” e-book. As a fast-growing

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Singapore’s Cryptocurrency Industry: How Are Key Players Positioning for Growth?

The 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index by Chainalysis, a blockchain data analytics tool provider, revealed that globally, more individuals are now participating in cryptocurrency while existing cryptocurrency adoption is also on the rise. From Q3 2019 to the end of

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Payment Transaction Authentication Methods, Which Is the Best?

Nowadays the usual user authentication methods to portals, enterprise systems, VPNs and so on, are familiar to us all. We all know about authentication factors (what you know, what you have, and what you are), two-factor authentication, multi-factor authentication, how

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Fraud Prevention Tactics for Cross-Border eCommerce Businesses

Making the decision to take your eCommerce business global can be a lucrative one, but also introduces a higher risk of fraud attacks. In this article, learn how to protect your business from fraud when selling internationally. There’s no better

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SGX to Allow SPAC Listings From Today, Halves Minimum Market Cap to S$150 Million

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has eased up on some measures that were deemed restrictive with a new framework to enable special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) to list in the country from today onwards. This move makes SGX the first Asian bourse

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Regulators and Financial Institutions in APAC Waking up to Digital Asset Opportunities

In Asia Pacific (APAC), financial institutions and regulators are recognizing the potential of tokenized securities and exploring the concept. But despite recent positive developments, several challenges still need to be addressed, including regulatory heterogeneity and the need for deeper industry

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Robo Advisor StashAway Makes Its Thailand Debut

Southeast Asian digital wealth manager StashAway is now available to Thailand residents and is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to central bank data, people in Thailand are increasingly investing in overseas assets. However, investors in Thailand

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