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22 Global Fintech Events to Attend in 2024

The global fintech landscape is witnessing a staggering growth, fueled by booming consumer adoption, supportive regulatory efforts and technological advancements. Between 2015 and 2019, consumer adoption of digital money transfer and payment services grew from a mere 18% to an

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Singapore Tightens China Remittance Rules in Light of S$13 Million Frozen Funds

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has instructed remittance companies to only work with banks, card network operators such as UnionPay International, or licensed financial institutions to transfer funds to China for the next three months, beginning from 1 January

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DBS Foundation Partners with IMDA to Drive Digital Inclusion in Singapore

DBS Foundation has entered into a partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to promote digital inclusion in Singapore. Despite Singapore’s ongoing efforts to create a digitally inclusive society, disparities persist among various demographic groups, including age, income, and persons

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Paywatch Eyes Expansion in Thailand and Vietnam for 2024

Paywatch, an earned wage access (EWA) provider, announced that it has officially expanded its services into Indonesia following its Philippines’ launch in October this year The firm revealed that it had recently partnered with an unnamed local banking partner to

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From Legacy to a Thriving Financial Services Ecosystem

Traditional banking systems, burdened by age and complexity, can cripple innovation, restrain time to value, and strain customer relationships. This is not an isolated challenge; many incumbent banks struggle to keep ownership and maintenance costs in check and swiftly expand

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Indonesia Hosts Second Highest Number of Fintech Unicorns in Southeast Asia

Across Southeast Asia, Indonesia is rapidly emerging as a prominent fintech hub, a burgeoning industry that’s been growing on the back of economic growth, increased technology adoption and government support for fintech development. Data from market intelligence firm CB Insights

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All I Really Need to Know About Cyber Security, I Learned in Kindergarten

I’m often asked which of the latest headline-making technologies should organisations be concerned about? Or what are the biggest threats or security gaps causing IT and security teams to lose sleep at night? Is it the latest AI technology? Triple

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Oradian Enabling Financial Inclusion at Scale Across Southeast Asia

Oradian, a fintech firm based in Makati, Manila, has notably improved financial sector access, especially in Southeast Asia. They were key contributors in a panel at the Singapore Fintech Festival, discussing the role of profitable scalability in financial inclusion. The Co-Founder

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Crypto Hack Volumes Slashed by 50% in 2023, Says TRM Labs

There has been a significant drop in crypto hacks in 2023, with a more than 50% decrease compared to the previous year, according to research conducted by blockchain intelligence company TRM Labs. While the number of hacking incidents remained relatively

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Sumsub Now a Member of Singapore Fintech Association

Sumsub, a global full-cycle verification platform, announced that it has officially become a member of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). The firm had set up its regional headquarters in Singapore in July this year. According to Sumsub, this is in

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