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MAS: Over 9000 Job Opportunities to Be Created in the Financial Sector This Year

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) estimates that there will be more than 9,400 new hiring opportunities for permanent roles in the financial sector in 2022 as the country is now home to over 50 global and regional innovation labs

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Indonesian Fintech Unicorn Xendit Raises US$300 Million Series D

Xendit, an Indonesian payment gateway for businesses, announced that it closed US$300 million in a Series D funding round, bringing its total funds raised to US$538 million. Coatue and Insight Partners co-led the round with additional investment from Accel, Tiger

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Top 10 Upcoming In-Person Fintech Events to Be Held in Singapore in 2022

Striving to become a global node for business tourism in Asia, Singapore has taken big steps to regain a sense of normalcy for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, relaxing protocols for events that include optional mask-wearing in outdoor venues, the

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The 6 Top Funded Fintechs in Thailand

Home to 268 fintech companies, Thailand is home to a fast growing fintech sector. In the first nine months of 2021, Thai fintech companies secured US$215.6 million in fintech funding, a significant improvement over 2020’s US$134 million take, according to

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STACS Officially Launches ESGpedia Powering MAS’ ESG Registry

Hashstacs (STACS), a blockchain-based fintech firm focused on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), has developed and officially launched its ESGpedia registry platform. ESGpedia aims to improve sustainability data quality to support more effective sustainable finance. The registry was launched with

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7 Early Stage Insurtech Startups from Asia We’re Keeping an Eye On

Asia-Pacific (APAC) has seen the emergence of a dynamic insurtech landscape, fueled by favorable market conditions, low insurance penetration and investors’ bullishness. Data from S&P Global Market Intelligence show that there are at least 335 private insurtech operating in APAC,

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Banks Need to Avoid Risks of a Big Bang Transition When They Digitise

The latest research by the International Data Corporation (IDC) and Thought Machine, a cloud native core banking technology firm, revealed that 40% of banks in the Asia Pacific will make significant changes to their current core banking systems in the

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Here Are Vietnam’s 8 Most Active Fintech Investors and The Startups They Are Betting On

2021 was a blockbuster year for Vietnamese fintech startups: established players gained traction on the back of rapid digital adoption due to COVID-19, and global investors poured millions into the sector to support the growth of promising ventures. Last year,

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SHOPLINE Enables Its Merchants to Offer Atome’s BNPL Solution

Hong Kong-based smart commerce platform SHOPLINE announced that it has formed a regional partnership with Atome, a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) platform. The partnership will enable online merchants in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan to provide BNPL as

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How The Insurance Sector is Undergoing a Massive Digital Overhaul

Innovation through new technologies has been a critical driver of change in the banking and financial sector, leading to efficiency gains, better risk management and new revenue streams. The insurance sector is no exception to such developments, with possibilities of

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