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DBS Emerges as First Bank in Southeast Asia to Join the Hedera Governing Council

DBS Bank has joined the Hedera Governing Council, the group of diverse organisations responsible for stewarding the Hedera network which is a sustainable, enterprise-grade public network for the decentralised economy. As the first and only bank in Southeast Asia to join

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Seamless, Strong Identity Verification Is Key for BNPL Firms to Flourish

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) may be a relatively new product in the financial services scene, but for those companies in the lending game who offer this option, they’re onto a winner. To stay competitive, it is imperative that those

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Swiss Fintech Companies Show Increased Presence in Singapore

This year, Swiss fintech startups continued pursuing their international ambitions with many choosing Singapore to enter the dynamic Southeast Asian market. These are building on Switzerland and Singapore’s long-lasting relationship and close collaboration to penetrate the high-potential market. Vestr, a

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Crypto Firm Luno Now Offers Direct SGD Bank Deposits

Global cryptocurrency company Luno announced that it has launched an official direct SGD bank transfer feature. Luno said that its users can now transfer funds without intermediary parties or delays, from any local SGD-denominated bank accounts to their cryptocurrency wallets

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Partior Pilots SGD and USD Settlements in Near Real Time With Participating Banks

Partior, a blockchain technology provider for payments clearing and settlement, announced that it is operational and has begun its first pilot with participating banks, achieving end-to-end settlements in SGD and USD of less than 120 seconds. The new platform uses

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Thunes Enables PayPal’s Xoom to Send Remittances Directly to E-Wallet Users

Global cross-border payments network Thunes announced a collaboration with PayPal’s digital remittance service Xoom that will enable the latter’s customers in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Europe to send remittances directly to mobile wallet users around the world.

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Hong Kong Fintech Week 2021 to Lead Scaling up for Fintech Future

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) announced details of Hong Kong Fintech Week 2021, themed “Scaling Fintech Future Together”, which will be held in hybrid form, comprising both physical and virtual formats, from November 1 to 5. The sixth edition of Fintech Week

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Nium Launches Crypto As a Service Platform in the U.S

Singapore’s payment unicorn Nium,  today launched its Crypto-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution. Initial API-based elements from the new Crypto-as-a-Service offering will allow financial institutions to add in-demand capabilities for cryptocurrency investment. The cryptocurrency investment services will support five cryptocurrencies in the U.S.

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Fintech Enablers are Fueling the Growth of Embedded Finance

Fintech “enablers” have exploded in growth and popularity in the last few years, bringing with them a new wave of innovation by democratizing financial services and expanding the fintech market opportunity. Fintech enablers develop and provide cutting-edge technologies to various

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FinIQ Partners BondEvalue to Offer Fractional Bonds

Fractional bonds will now be available on the FinIQ platform. Banks and financial institutions which use FinIQ would have direct access to the BondbloX Bond Exchange (BBX). This would enable these banks to trade fixed income live on an instant

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