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360F and AXA Singapore Launches Full-Scale Production of Advisory Tool “My FinScore”

Singapore-based insurtech 360F and AXA announced that they will be launching a full-scale production of their advisory tool “My FinScore”. 360F had enabled the launch of My FinScore with AXA Singapore earlier this month which was made available to the

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7 Asia-Focused Fintech Webinars and Podcasts to Watch and Listen Now

Asia has become a hotspot of digital innovation in the global financial and banking sector, aided by the region’s young, digitally-savvy population, rapid digital adoption, and government support to advance financial inclusion. To help fintech professionals keep up with the

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Validus Makes Two Key Hires to Support Tech and Neobank Initiatives

Southeast Asian SME growth financing platform Validus has announced two key additions to its senior leadership team. Vishal Shah has joined as President, Emerging Markets, and is responsible for driving growth in emerging and new markets. He is a financial

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Singapore Maintains Position as ASEAN’s Hub for Cross-Border E-Commerce Platforms

Across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore has become the central hub for cross-border e-commerce platforms, favored by industry players for the forward-looking planning and deployment by the government of an advanced digital economy ecology, as well as

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ForgeRock Expands Cloud Services to Indonesia and Hong Kong

ForgeRock, an identity and access management software company, announced its continued expansion across Asia and has made ForgeRock Identity Cloud available locally from two new data centers in Indonesia and Hong Kong. This expands ForgeRock’s Identity cloud into 17 regions

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Wise Ties up With Tencent for Remittance to China Through Weixin

Wise, an online money transfer service, announced a partnership with Tencent Financial Technology which will enable international money transfers to China through Weixin. Weixin is the mainland Chinese version of WeChat that is owned and operated by Tencent. With this

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Why Risk-Averse Southeast Asian Banks Should Embrace a ‘Multicore’ Approach

The banking industry is in the midst of a period of intense transformation in Southeast Asia, and indeed the world, driven in part by the pandemic, but also influenced heavily by changing consumer demand and fast-moving technological innovation. Predicting the

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Indonesia’s OJK Bans Financial Institutions From Facilitating Crypto Trading

The Financial Services Authority of Indonesia (OJK) has strictly prohibited financial institutions from marketing or facilitating the trading of crypto assets. The regulator warned that the value of crypto assets are subject to market fluctuations and investors should be mindful

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Bank Indonesia Launches Its First Real-Time Payments Infrastructure With ACI Worldwide

Bank Indonesia (BI), the country’s central bank, has launched its first real-time payments infrastructure BI-FAST that is driven by ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time payments and digital payment solutions. BI-FAST is an integral part of Indonesia’s ongoing digital

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In Banking, Data Become The “Differentiating Baseline”

In Asia, market liberalization pushes, coupled with changing customer behaviors and advances in technology, are forcing banks to move away from a product-centric approach to a customer-centric one where data become critical in guaranteeing the value and relevance of products

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