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India’s Fintechs Are Ramping up on Acquisitions and International Expansions

2021 was a blockbuster year for global fintech funding, exits and unicorn minting, a trend that was also observed in the Indian fintech landscape where players raised a new record of US$6.9 billion, new data released by the Digital Fifth,

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Singapore Tightens Regulatory Grip on Crypto

Singapore has long been praised for being a forward-thinking, progressive jurisdiction that supports technology and innovation. This has enticed a horde of cryptocurrency and blockchain startups to set up shop in the nation, lured by its seemingly openness to the

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6 Healthtech Startups From Singapore to Watch in 2022

The healthtech sector has risen consistently over the past years, but the COVID-19 pandemic undeniably accelerated that growth, acting as a catalyst for investment in an already burgeoning sector. In 2021, global healthtech companies raised a record of US$51.3 billion,

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13 Upcoming Fintech Webinars and Virtual Events to Attend Live

Though in-person, physical events are back in full force this year, many organizers have embraced virtual events, attracted by their ability to reach a broader world from all parts of the world. For those located in Asia-Pacific (APAC), we’ve selected

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Top Three Digital Fraud Prevention Trends for 2022

2021 was another memorable year. Organisations that built remote processes in response to the pandemic have spent the past year optimising and strengthening their systems to ensure a positive and secure customer experience. However, with identity theft, payment fraud, phishing,

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BNPL Players Are Reinventing Online Commerce

These past few years have seen the exponential growth of the buy now, pay later (BNPL) arrangements, a trend that’s been fueled by the accelerated digital shift, and the surge in e-commerce activity. Now, that burgeoning industry is showing no

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Decentralized Finance (DeFI) Next Growth Phase Will Be Driven by So-Called “MetaFi”

The upcoming growth in decentralized finance (DeFi) will be driven by the ability to embed DeFi applications into the open metaverse. This concept, which venture capital (VC) firm Outlier Ventures refers to as MetaFi, or metaverse finance, will act as

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SJ Mobile Labs Raises US$2.85 Million Seed Round to Push Fintech Innovation in Japan

Singapore Japan Mobile Labs (SJ Mobile Labs), a new venture focused on fintech innovation in the Japanese market, has raised a US$ 2.85 million seed round. The round was led by Saison Capital and joined by Apis Insurtech Fund I

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Huawei Partners Aleta Planet and UnionPay to Launch New Virtual Card

Huawei has partnered with Singaporean payments service provider Aleta Planet to enable its users to make digital payments with the new AP-1 / Huawei Pay UnionPay card. According to Aleta Planet, the AP-1 UnionPay virtual card can be easily added

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What Is an Installment Loan and How Does It Work?

Every day, more and more people are being strapped for cash due to increasing debt. Many have been forced to file bankruptcy due to not being able to repay their loans. This is why banks have started offering more installment

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