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Fixing Your Firm’s Technical Debt Burden: Webinar by OutSystems

Enterprise software development platform OutSystems will be hosting an interactive discussion on “Best Practices for Avoiding and Fixing Technical Debt,” with a panel of accomplished speakers on board. Technical debt refers to resources and costs that will have to be

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MAS Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer to Helm New Sustainability Group

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced the formation of a new Sustainability Group and the appointment of Dr Darian McBain as its Chief Sustainability Officer, with effect from 1 October 2021. The new Sustainability Group helmed by Dr McBain

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DPM Heng Swee Keat Reiterates Mission to Nurture Fintech Talents With AIDF

The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) has been officially launched in Singapore by Heng Swee Keat, the Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the

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Celent Names Finastra a Leader in Corporate Digital Banking

Celent, a research and advisory firm focused on technology for financial institutions globally, has named financial services software and cloud solutions provider Finastra as a leader in corporate digital banking platforms in its reports. The reports, titled ‘Corporate Digital Banking

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PayPal Offers Tech Jobs to Expand Singapore Workforce by 25% With IMDA Partnership

PayPal has partnered with the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA) to grow its Singapore workforce by nearly 25%. The move supported by the Digital Industry Singapore (DISG) as PayPal’s expansion looks to deliver on its goal of leveraging

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Retail Banks Increasingly Turning to Financial Wellness Apps for Competitive Edge

Digital banking software provider Backbase’s new study found that Singapore’s retail banking sector is struggling to keep its lead against digital-only disruptors and soon-to-launch digital banks. The “State of Banking and Financial Wellness” study conducted by Forrester Consulting reveled that

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UOB’s FinLab Launches Accelerator Programme for Aspiring ‘Mumpreneurs’

UOB’s innovation accelerator The FinLab and Mumpreneurs-Go-Places, an arm of Mums@Work, launched an accelerator programme for aspiring mum entrepreneurs. The Business Transformation Programme is a comprehensive five-week virtual accelerator programme aims to equip aspiring women entrepreneurs, particularly mothers, with the

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Singapore Fintech Unicorn Startups: Past, Present, and Future

Singapore was recently ranked the fourth-best country globally for unicorn startups by Money.co.uk, a financial research website, which reported that it takes an average of 6 years and 11 months for Singapore’s unicorns to reach a valuation of US$1 billion.

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Singapore’s Fintech Deals Skyrockets to Its Highest in Three Years at US$614.2 Million

Singapore’s fintech industry has proven resilient with deal numbers for the first half of 2021 skyrocketing to its year-on-year highest in three years. A total of 72 deals amounting to US$614.2 million were transacted for Singapore fintechs from January to

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Cambodian Central Banker Serey Chea Among Select Few Joining AFIN’s Advisory Board

The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced the appointment of H.E Serey Chea, Prof. Olayinka David-West as advisors and Latha Ayyar as an independent director to its board. Through their respective roles, they will bring in invaluable expertise in financial

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