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SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Launches Fintech and COVID-19 Recovery Acceleration Program

SAP SE today kicked off the SAP.iO Foundry Singapore Fall 2020 acceleration program focused on COVID-19 recovery, Fintech and spend management. The selected business-to-business startups will help SAP’s customers extend the value of their investments in SAP Concur solutions for travel and expense

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DBS Advocates for Women Technologists With Its First-Ever Virtual Career Fair

DBS announced that it will be hosting its inaugural women-focused virtual career fair for technologists in October to fill over 50 technology jobs in Singapore. This comes as the bank seeks to grow its pipeline of female technology talent, and

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Why B2B Fintechs Are Ready for Prime Time

Until now, consumer fintech has been all the rage, but recent funding rounds and exits including Plaid’s US$5.3 billion sale to Visa, Social Finance (SoFi)’s US$1.2 billion acquisition of Galileo, and nCino’s initial public offering (IPO), might very well indicate

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Shopee and Visa Inks Five-Year Partnership to Boost the Digital Economy

Shopee, e-commerce platform, and Visa announced a five-year regional strategic partnership intended to encourage greater participation in South East Asia’s digital economy. They added that this partnership is part of Shopee’s mission to better the lives of individuals and businesses

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The First 25 Fintech Students Graduate from NUS Singapore

The pioneer batch of 25 students from the NUS-FinTechSG Programme, jointly developed by the NUS FinTech Lab and Strategic Technology Management Institute (STMI) graduated. All of the Singaporean students in the pioneer batch received either full-time positions or traineeships with

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hoolah Launches Buy Now Pay Later Solution for Physical Stores in Singapore

Singapore-based hoolah extended Buy Now Pay Later to an in-store solution that offers consumers the option of completing their purchases in three separate 0% interest monthly payments. This solution helps merchants solve some of their biggest challenges around driving conversion

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Interview: Blockchain Valley Ventures’ Expansion into Asia Pacific

Blockchain Valley Ventures recently welcomed Credit Suisse Private Banking’s former Global Head of Investments, Thomas Amstutz to the company as part of its growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Having both relocated from Switzerland to Singapore, Fintechnews.sg sat down with

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Finastra Leads Digital Banking Processing Platform List on Forrester’s Report

Finastra has topped the list on Digital Banking Processing Platforms (DBPP) for retail banking in a report released by independent research firm, Forrester. The report entitled “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Banking Processing Platforms (Retail Banking)” for the Q3 of 2020

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GoBear Lays Off 11% Staff in Cost Cutting Measures Several Months After Raising US$17 Mil

Singapore based fintech startup GoBear announced that it has laid off 11% of its workforce across its offices in Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Ukraine. A total of 22 staff members have been retrenched from its 200 strong workforce. GoBear’s CEO,

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UN Agencies Partners With Denmark to Leverage on Singapore’s Fintech Hub

Multiple UN agencies have joined hands with Copenhagen Fintech to bring Nordic fintech startups to Singapore to promote the exchange of innovation. The agencies involved are UNDP’s Global Center for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Singapore, UNDP’s Nordic Office and

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