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Trust Bank Taps Thales for Payment Cards Made Out of Ocean Plastic

Singapore’s digital bank Trust has teamed up with French multinational company Thales to introduce the island state’s inaugural Ocean Plastic payment card. It is designed to cater to a diverse customer base, including environmentally-conscious consumers, with approximately 70% of its

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Validus Accelerates Expansion With US$20M Funding From 01Fintech

Southeast Asian SME financing platform Validus has secured a US$20 million investment from growth-stage private equity firm 01Fintech. Validus will use the fresh funds to accelerate its expansion plans in fast-growing markets like Indonesia as well as enhance its technology

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Former BigPay, Monzo, VP Bank Leaders Launch Pave Bank with US$5.2M Funding

Pave Bank, a digital bank with programmable money and regulated digital assets, announced that it has officially launched following a US$5.2 million seed funding round. The fundraise was led by 468 Capital with participation from Quona Capital, FT Partners, BR

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Airwallex and Woo Partner to Simplify Cross-Border Payments for Global Merchants

Global payments firm Airwallex has partnered with Woo, an open-source ecommerce platform on WordPress, to offer a new payment option for the latter’s merchants. This partnership aims to simplify cross-border commerce for global merchants without the high foreign exchange conversion

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Petronas FutureTech Spearheads Startup Advancement in Energy and Beyond

The accelerated energy transition amidst pressing climate concerns has compelled industry players to contribute actionable solutions in driving positive change and sustainable development. Rising up to the challenge, Petronas, a global energy corporation, has significantly expanded its scope beyond traditional

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Break Into Private Equity With Zorion — No Accreditation Needed

Consumers can now step into the exclusive world of private equity with Zorion‘s innovative application, which opens the door to pre-IPO investment opportunities in tech giants, with no need for accredited investor status. For too long, investing in high-potential, pre-IPO

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Top 18 Fintech Events in Singapore to Attend in 2024

Singapore is home to a robust and thriving fintech industry that’s often regarded as one of the leading hubs in Asia-Pacific (APAC). The city-state hosts some of ASEAN’s biggest and largest fintech companies; it continuously attracts the lion’s share of

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DBS Set to Integrate All Investment Funds onto Euroclear’s Platform

DBS Bank has entered into an agreement with Belgium-based clearinghouse Euroclear to integrate all of its investment funds onto the latter’s funds platform. Euroclear’s platform will offer a comprehensive solution for the trading, custody, and distribution services of DBS Bank‘s

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How Is the Crypto Industry Adapting to Regulatory Demands and Scrutiny?

In recent years, the world has witnessed a rapid rise in the popularity and adoption of cryptocurrencies. As this digital revolution continues to reshape the financial landscape, it is crucial to examine the future of the monetary system and address

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FOMO Pay and Digibank Zand Join Forces for Asia-MENA Remittances

Singaporean payment institution FOMO Pay and United Arab Emirates’ digital bank Zand have partnered to improve cross-border payment efficiency between Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This collaboration seeks to streamline B2B transactions and enhance the

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