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Digital Banking Vendor Backbase Opens New APAC Headquarters in Singapore

Digital banking software provider, Backbase, has today announced the launch of its new regional headquarters in Singapore. Their regional centre in Singapore is intended to strengthen its footprint within the region to ensure greater proximity to their clients in Asia

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Capital Markets Platform iSTOX Secures Funding Of USD 5 Million

Next-generation capital markets platform iSTOX has secured a USD 5 million investment from Hanwha Asset Management, South Korea’s leading comprehensive asset management company. The Korean financial leader’s investment in iSTOX follows similar partnerships with Thailand’s Kiatnakin Phatra Financial Group and Japan’s Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings. Other key shareholders of

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DBS’ QR Ang Bao Solution Now Open to All Singaporeans with a PayNow Account

Following the success of last year’s DBS QR Ang Baos which saw over SGD 1.5 million loaded during Chinese New Year in 2019, DBS is reintroducing an enhanced version which includes new functions that they say will deliver greater convenience

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A Review of Singapore’s Top Fintech Developments in 2019

In 2019, Singapore continued to pursue its ambition to become the world’s first Smart Nation with a leading Smart Financial Centre, inking partnerships with international peers, launching nationwide initiatives to further development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies, and introducing new

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5 Service Providers and Tools for Singapore Fintech Startups

Fintechs need fintechs. In order to embed a tech company within high functioning infrastructure, it’s going to be dependent on some other services. This is good news because it saves time, money and can increase the efficiency of operations and

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Razer Fintech Appoints Ex-DBS Chief Innovation Officer Neal Cross To Its Board Of Advisors

Razer Fintech, the fintech arm of Razer Inc., has appointed Neal Cross as an Advisory Board member, joining other members of the advisory board,ex-GIC Chairman Lim Siong Guan and ex-DBS Chairman Koh Boon Hwee. With Neal’s addition, Razer Fintech is

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MIT Technology Review Recognises 20 Emerging Innovators Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region

  MIT Technology Review has announced its annual list of Innovators Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region. This acclaimed list honours innovators making great strides in their respective fields. Selected from a pool of 200 exceptional candidates, the 2020

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Top Innovation in Finance Books to Read this Christmas

I can’t believe how fast this year went by. 2020 is knocking on our doors shortly. As we are about to enter the last month of 2019 we want to share the Lightbulb Capital reading list based on books Derek

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Swiss Fintech Incubator and Accelerator F10 Expands to Singapore

F10, a fintech incubator and accelerator from Switzerland, is expanding to Singapore where it will run its renowned P2 “Prototype to Product” startup program. After the highly popular and successful F10 FinTech Hackathons in Singapore in September 2018 and 2019,

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Singapore To Regulate Token Derivatives on Approved Exchanges Soon

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)  issued on 21st November 2019, a consultation paper proposing to allow payment token derivatives to be traded on Approved Exchanges and to regulate the activity under the Securities and Futures Act. There is international

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