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SC Ventures Rolls Out Bank-Agnostic Supply Chain Finance Platform

SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, has announced the launch of Trade and Supply Chain Connect (TASConnect). TASConnect is a bank-agnostic supply chain finance platform that provides end to end automation, visibility and control of organisations’

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Indonesian Insurtech PasarPolis Names Former Amazon Exec as CTO

Indonesian insurtech firm PasarPolis announced the appointment of Rajesh Kumar as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). PasarPolis said that Rajesh’s extensive experience with nearly two decades in the technology sector with global brands including Amazon and MakeMyTrip, makes him a

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DBS Digital Exchange Surpasses SGD 1 Billion in Trading Value in the First Year

The DBS Digital Exchange (DDEx) announced that it has recorded over SGD 1.1 billion in trading value in the first full year of operations. The digital assets exchange said that its momentum picked up significantly after the DDEx went operational

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Want to Start a Business? Here’s Some Important Advice

Starting your own business can be a very rewarding experience, but it is also a lot of work. If you are thinking about starting your own business, below are some important pieces of advice to keep in mind. Do your

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Top 10 Most Well-Funded Fintechs in India

Globally the fintech scene was seeing record funding rounds in 2021, India being a global fintech powerhouse similarly experienced a stellar year of growth and funding. Startups in the space raised a record of US$6.9 billion, up 331% from the

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Binance Invests US$200 Million in Forbes Ahead of SPAC Merger

Blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider Binance has invested US$200 million into global media company Forbes and Magnum Opus Acquisition, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. Forbes and Magnum Opus had earlier announced plans to pursue a business combination

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Cloud Adoption in Financial Services Poised to Take Off

The financial sector is undergoing a major shift where institutions are now migrating to the cloud, moving away from slow manual processes and costly on-premise systems to start benefiting from improved operational efficiency, lower costs and enhanced customer experiences brought

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Thailand’s Financial Regulator Lays out Plans for Payments Using Digital Assets

Thailand’s central bank and financial regulator have shared their views and positions on regulating the new, digital-powered financial landscape, outlining plans to issue virtual banking guidelines, rules on the use of digital assets for payments, as well as relaxing regulation

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Singtel to Offer Zip’s BNPL Service Through Its Dash App

Singtel is set to launch Australian Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) player Zip’s service on its Dash app in Singapore. This new service provides an alternate payment option for Dash customers, giving them the flexibility to choose between paying for

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Deep Dive: Uncovering Short-term Opportunities for Global Banking

The banking sector in Asia Pacific is filled with opportunity in 2022, whilst also facing intensified competition. Rapid infrastructure developments and emerging technologies coupled with the pandemic have accelerated digital adoption across the region. Industry wide initiatives, most notably the

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