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The Best Banks in Asia 2024, Ranked by Forbes

Confronted by shifting factors such as tech advancements, generative AI, high interest rates, increased institutional oversight, and evolving customer expectations — the best banks must adapt their business and operating models in 2024, including in Asia. Following last year’s major

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Top 4 APAC Firms Leading The in The War Against Financial Crime

Over the past years, financial crime tech has risen to prominence, driven by increasing complexity and frequency of financial crimes, stricter regulations and compliance requirements, and technological advancements. The Global State of Scams 2023 Report by the Global Anti-Scam Alliance

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Which Bank Has the Top High Yield Savings Accounts in Singapore

Interest rates for savings accounts have become a prominent topic in recent years, driven by changing central bank policies and increasing inflation. In Singapore, banks have adjusted their offerings to attract customers by offering more competitive interest rates. Several savings

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Pine Labs Gets Singapore Court Approval to Shift Domicile to India

Pine Labs, a merchant commerce startup, has received the green light from a Singapore court to merge its local entity with its Indian unit. The fintech will merge its entities in both countries, effectively transferring all of its assets and

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Visa Unveils Diverse Cohort for 2024 Asia Pacific Accelerator Programme

Payments giant Visa has unveiled the participants of its 2024 Accelerator Programme, featuring a diverse group of startups from around the globe, including female co-founders. The programme aims to develop innovative payment solutions by integrating these startups’ technologies with Visa’s

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Sacombank Reportedly Planning 33% Stake Sale to Raise Up to US$880 Million

Vietnamese lender Sacombank plans to sell a 33% stake by the end of the year, aiming to raise between US$840 million and US$880 million, according to DealStreetAsia. The bank, listed in Ho Chi Minh City, intends to offer the shares

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The Rise of the Gaming Industry: A Segment That Fintech Cannot Ignore

Gaming has emerged as a dominant force in the bustling landscape of global entertainment, transforming from a niche hobby into a mainstream phenomenon. The evolution of the gaming industry is not just about the latest consoles or the most immersive

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AWS CEO Adam Selipsky Steps Down, Matt Garman Named Successor

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Adam Selipsky will be stepping down as CEO after nearly 15 years with the company. Selipsky, who played a key role in growing AWS from its early stages to a US$100 billion annual

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Fintech Rises as Most Equitable Field for Female-Founded Startups

In a world where the tech industry is predominantly male-dominated, female entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia are slowly but surely making their mark.  The year 2023 has seen significant strides in the right direction, with startups having at least one female

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MoneyHero Strengthens Leadership with New CFO and Group Heads

Financial product comparison platform MoneyHero has announced additions to its senior management team, appointing Hao Qian as Chief Financial Officer, Liru Chan as Group Head of Marketing, and Francois Picard as Group Head of Operations. Effective immediately, Hao Qian will

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